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Salon Talk: Jo Thompson in conversation with Tim Richardson

Tim Richardson, garden historian and landscape critic, is curating and convening a season of Salon Talks at the Garden Museum.

Tim’s November guest in the Salon is Jo Thompson, a designer who has honed a style that makes reference to traditional English Arts and Crafts garden design while lending it a contemporary feel.

Since setting up Jo Thompson Landscape & Garden Design in 2006, Jo has established herself as one of the country’s leading designers. Her gardens are romantic, exquisite spaces with a real sense of place, and intelligent planting designed as though it is ‘meant to be there’.

Listed by House and Garden magazine as one of the country’s top ten garden designers, she has been the recipient of four Gold and five Silver Gilt medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and in 2017 she won the People’s Choice award at the first RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.

Current projects include a public garden at RHS Rosemoor and a series of restoration garden projects originally designed by Humphry Repton, Nathaniel Lloyd,  Vita Sackville-West and Percy Cane.

The evening will follow the Salon style: a short presentation from Jo followed by conversation with Tim — and of course questions from the audience.

Speaker bios

  • Tim Richardson

    Tim Richardson

    Tim Richardson, garden historian and landscape critic, is an irreverent commentator on all matters pertaining to gardens. He was gardens editor at Country Life, at *Wallpaper magazine and edited New Eden, the contemporary gardens magazine. He is now a regular columnist in the gardening pages of the Daily Telegraph.

  • Jo Thompson

    Jo Thompson

    Listed by House and Garden magazine as one of the country’s top ten garden designers, she has been the recipient of four Gold and five Silver Gilt medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and in 2017 she won the People’s Choice award at the first RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. She is also a member of the RHS Gardens Committee and Garden Advisor for RHS Rosemoor, as well as being a member of the RHS Show Gardens Selection Panel. Jo lectures both nationally and internationally, and also tutors at The London College of Garden Design.

Image: RHS Rosemoor by Jason Ingram