Award-winning landscape & garden design studio

We make beautiful sustainable gardens

“Joe is a very talented designer, he was a pleasure to work with”


Sitting down with Joe who was calm, listened to our ideas and put us at ease… we had every confidence he knew what we were after

About Us

Joe Perkins Design is a leading and multi award-winning creative landscape architecture and garden design practice. We are a small and approachable studio which can offer a flexible, ambitious and professional service to both private homeowners and commercial clients. We are used to working with developers, architects and interior designers as part of a wider project team.
Based near Brighton, Sussex; our studio works on projects across the Southeast including London, as well as taking on commissions nationally and internationally.


Designing for Sustainable Gardens

Do you want to create a sustainable garden and adopt sustainable gardening practices?In addition to gardening in a consciously sustainable way, reducing or preferably omitting use of pesticides for example, there are lots of measures we can take to reduce the negative...

Best Trees for Small Gardens

Questions you need to ask.There are so many lovely trees for the smaller garden it makes it hard to choose. When I’m selecting one for a design project I start by focussing on what the tree is for and what the existing conditions are like. So for example, is autumn...

Design Tips for small gardens

Where to start?When I embark on a new design project I start by trying to identify the character of the site, what makes it different or special. This doesn’t have to be ground-breaking detective work, but it does help if you are working with the dominant...

Growing the future at Chelsea Flower Show 2020

I was so excited to receive the news back in 2019 that Facebook wanted to work with me again to produce a new show garden design for the 2020 Chelsea Flower Show, and even more excited when the assessment panel approved the design….

Chelsea Flower Show 2019 Roundup

Well, we did it! An amazing team effort from so many people. The best bit for me was that everyone involved was so proud of the garden and put so much energy and enthusiasm into it - that made it a really special project for me.Of course winning a Gold Medal at...

Chelsea Flower Show 2019 Update

Difficult to know where to start but I think it’s safe to say that since January 7th 2019, it’s pretty much been all about Chelsea for me. Monday 7th January was a very early start, flying to Hamburg to make the final and critical choice for the second large pine tree...

Some amazing winter plants

Brighten up your garden in this early part of the year. Here are some of my favourite picks which, aside from the well-known snowdrops and hellebores, can lift our spirits with their flowers or stems and remind us that Spring is not far away.Prunus x subhirtella...

Lets celebrate the Winter Garden!

Get outside in the garden this winter and be rewarded with a great sense of achievement and connection with nature. The garden in winter can be surprisingly full of life and on crisp sunny days it’s always a relief for me to be out and about.Sussex garden in winter....

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Very excited to reveal that I have designed a show garden for Chelsea 2019! The garden, sponsored by social media giant Facebook, is a 10x10m plot in the ‘Space to Grow’ category of show gardens. The theme of the garden is connectivity, celebrating the positive...

Reflections on the Ascot Spring Show 2018

In April this year I exhibited a small show garden at the inaugural Ascot Spring Show. For its first year, I thought the show was remarkably well-organised and provided visitors with a great mix of inspiration, horticultural advice and opportunities to buy some well...
Covid 19 UpdateWe're Still Working!

Despite this being a very difficult and worrying time for us all our design studio is still working. We are still taking enquiries and giving consultations, albeit not face to face.
We can still make visits to your garden to carry out assessments and record site specific information by following government and NHS guidelines. We can enter via a side entrance or similar and stick to social-distancing guidelines or even have a consultation over FaceTime.
Now is a great time to make plans and to get out and enjoy your garden and the health benefits it brings. We need our gardens more than ever at the moment so please do give us a call.