Lovely article in this month’s Dorset magazine, all about our BALI Principal Landscape Design Excellence Award for Dairy Farm Lodge. We share some tips on how to create a little piece of Provence, including the types of plants that will thrive in your garden.

“As part of a new extension to our home we not only wanted to create a great internal space, but wanted to make full use of the outside space to create a great outside living area that we could enjoy as a family and with friends, so we used JPS. We would have no hesitation in recommending JPS and have offered the garden for viewing/reference by appointment for any future prospect. Thank you, for a beautiful garden – we could not have done it without you!!”

H Waring, Broadstone, Poole, Dorset

“I’ve worked with Denise and Janine for several months now, and have got to know them, their team and how they work very well. Janine and Denise are both passionate and focused on a) ensuring the results they deliver are always of the highest quality, b) ensuring the experience of dealing with their company is a great one (as a client, supplier and employee) and c) pushing the boundaries of what they can achieve for clients. JPS work extremely hard to achieve this, and I’m delighted at the success they are achieving, as demonstrated by the BALI awards they’ve received. It is well deserved”

Susannah Brade-Waring, Asprin Solutions

“We think that you should add a ’six’ for simply amazing!!! Thank you, Janine, Denise and team, for making our garden an absolute joy to be in. The sun came out long enough on Saturday for us to take Ibby around the garden; he giggled all the way round, especially when we rolled his wheelchair onto the trampoline and bounced!! We switched the lighting on last night… what can I say… you have turned our garden into a truly magical place. Thank you, all”

Mr & Mrs Baker, Colehill

“The garden was a vision when we arrived at the cottage on Friday. The sight of such lush planting, where previous bare soil had predominated, was a welcomed transformation!”

K Wrennall, Lymington

“The garden is absolutely wonderful. Really, really pleased. Your team were all lovely and we’ve been very pleased with every aspect of the service”

Mr & Mrs Peirson, Wareham

“An exciting garden design that encapsulated all of our love of the Mediterranean in rural Dorset. Working with Janine, Denise and their team to create an innovative but practical and child-friendly outside space to entertain and play was a pleasure from start to finish – and ongoing – as they continue to develop and maintain the high standard set”

Mr & Mrs Beaumont, Charlton Marshall

“We love the garden, especially the design and the planting. It has given us great pleasure throughout the summer – in spite of the weather – and still does as winter approaches, with plenty of interest as the new plants continue to surprise us”

Mr & Mrs Sharp, Southbourne

“I found JPS friendly, professional and extremely knowledgeable. Janine visited us a couple of times to discuss our ideas and thoughts for the garden. She was enthusiastic and listened to our requirements. She was also willing to take our suggestions on board, too. Any queries or responses were dealt with in a timely manner. A few of the plants I was slightly unsure of initially but I can now understand and see why they were included as they certainly enhance and work beautifully with the all the others. The quality of the plants supplied were good too. We now have a stunning garden that we are enjoying every day”

G Gulland, Lymington

“Thank you for a fantastic job on my beautiful garden. The planting really compliments the house and location. I’ve had lots of lovely comments from people passing by saying how beautiful it is. You have a fantastic team who are a pleasure to deal with. I look forward to enjoying the beautiful space you have created for many years to come”

Mrs K Sims, Avon Beach

“JPS provide a professional yet affordable design service, creating high quality bespoke landscaping for every project, whether a modest single home or multi-million pound development of apartments. From first draft to final detailing, they provide a friendly and responsive service. It’s always a pleasure to appoint them”

Andy Green, Caleb Developments, Dorset

“We are very pleased with the result and have been using the garden non-stop”

Mrs Smith, Queens Park

“We have worked with JPS on a few projects, and we were very pleased by the level of performance. They’re friendly and professional, attentive to detail, and deliver high quality, tailored solutions every time. We would highly recommend them”

OB Architecture, Winchester

“We have know the team at JPS for about five years now – and they regularly specify our products on both domestic and commercial schemes. At all times they have shown a thorough understanding of their clients’ needs. They are are fantastic talented team to work with and we would recommend them to anyone”

Harrod Horticultural

“We were delighted with the result, which has achieved the design brief of minimal garden maintenance. The project also came in under the budget set. I would recommend all to contact you with their garden problems, and would be willing for any prospective clients to see the finished results. Thank you, Janine and all involved”

Mr & Mrs Smyth, Lilliput

“From the initial meeting, JPS filled us with confidence that we had chosen a great design company. Janine listened carefully to our demands, met all our expectations and delivered us a wonderful garden on time and on budget. JPS responded promptly to queries and were accommodating with our last-minute changes. I would not hesitate in recommending Janine and her team to anyone wishing to transform their garden space into something very special”

Mr & Mrs Forbes, Christchurch

“JPS originally designed our front garden and did such a great job that we wanted them to design our back garden and make it more usable. They came up with some very practical ideas and also helped us during the planning process. Both Janine and her team were very helpful and extremely detailed which ensured our landscapers produced a beautiful garden. What made Janine, Denise and their team outstanding was their aftercare. My husband and I do not know much about gardening so we had many questions for Janine, who has always been very happy to assist us and give us valuable advice”

J Mathioudakis, Parkstone, Poole

“JPS have been excellent to work with, took all our needs into consideration and came up with a stunning plan and some beautiful plants”

Mr & Mrs Worthy, Talbot Woods

“We love our new garden. It is exactly what we wanted. The design is very modern and in keeping with our home. The planting gives the garden a Mediterranean feel and at night the garden is transformed and comes to life by the lighting. We were very pleased with the service we received from both Janine and Denise and we would recommend them to anybody who asks”

N White, Dorchester

“Schamazing!!!!!!! Thank you so much to everyone for all the hard work that went into making our garden soooooo beautiful”

Mrs C, Weymouth, Dorset

“The garden looks fabulous”

C Jarvis, Bournemouth

“Everyone who has seen the garden really loves it – it is a fabulous design and I am delighted”

A Millman, Poole

“We chose JPS because they are good designers, reliable and easy to work with. They have, once again, delivered a very impressive landscaped garden which is very high quality but very low maintenance. It has impressed and even delighted all who have seen it. JPS impressed us again with their ability to design and deliver exactly what was required on time and worked alongside other trades with the minimum of fuss”

M Wrennall, MPW Properties, London

“Bournemouth Hospital Charity were delighted to be approached by JPS to design and help create a special sensory garden for our patients who have dementia. These people stay in hospital a lot longer and having an outside space for them to get out of the ward is fantastic. Denise and Janine have created an innovative garden with great insight into how people manage with dementia. The garden is a story that fits with wards ensuring that patients with dementia have time away from the ward to relax and do something they enjoy that they remember from their earlier days. Thank you JPS”

A Piedot, Corporate Fundraising Officer, Bournemouth Hospital Charity

“We have had the pleasure of working with JPS on two projects. On both occasions we found Janine, Denise and the team really bring our ideas to life and have been delighted with the outcome”

T Ankers, Ankers & Rawlings Developments

“All our visitors have been most impressed with the new garden and we’ve had a lot of pleasure in it this summer. I can see just how much the various shrubs and plants have grown. The beans and tomatoes did well and it’s been great popping outside the kitchen door for my herbs!”

Mrs A Sorton, Merley

“Don’t you think the garden looks great! We are so pleased, so thank you for what you have done – when we started, I couldn’t have imagined it would look so good. It’s been really enjoyable and the result is fantastic”

Mr & Mrs Wilson, Canford Cliffs

“Wow! I asked Janine and Denise to design a garden with the ’wow factor’ that complemented the design of the house. I am absolutely thrilled with the results. I now have a garden as stunning as my house and am looking forward to see how the garden develops in the coming years”

Mr N Walker, Sandbanks

“I just arrived back from a cold day out in Swanage to find the garden looking AMAZING!!!!! WOW – looks fantastic and I can’t believe how quickly your team got them in the ground – I was only away for four hours! It would have taken us four weekends to get that far!”

Mr & Mrs D, Talbot Woods, Bournemouth

“You have done an excellent job. I will use you again on the next project. Really appreciate you pushing it through so quickly. Excellent!”

Mr Silverthorne, Ringwood, Hampshire

“JPS designed our small garden beautifully, taking our needs into account and coming up with a clever and thoughtful design. We had a number of visits from JPS where we discussed our planting options as we were after a low maintenance garden which would be lovely all year round. They provided us with various options on materials, taking our budget into account. We enjoy our garden every day now. Thank you, JPS!”

Mrs Wenborn, Queens Park, Bournemouth

“We approached JPS to look at the landscape strategy for the proposed arts centre because we knew they would come up with a great landscape design that worked well with our architectural design. The design they produced has contributed enormously to the quality of the overall scheme. They brought fantastic ideas and enthusiasm to the project. It was a pleasure working with them”

Williams Lester Architects

“JPS scooped not one, but three prestigious awards with a stunning show garden”

The Bournemouth Echo

“I was recommended JPS by a friend who had recently used them to design her garden. The overall professionalism and attention to detail of their work was a delight. I found the team very easy to work with and very keen to achieve exactly what we were looking for. The plant advice is very helpful too, especially when you are a novice gardener”

Mrs Rawson, Wick Village

“Pro Landscaper magazine have been lucky enough to work with JPS and we have featured one of their outstanding designs in our Portfolio feature. Their work speaks for itself in that it is extremely high quality, well researched and articulate. We hope to continue working with JPS over the coming months and years and would have no reservations whatsoever about recommending their work, either in an editorial or garden design capacity”

L Wilkinson, Pro Landscaper Magazine

“Once the decision had been made to do a complete overhaul of our back garden, we trawled through the internet looking for the most suitable Landscape Designer for our project. JPS Landscape Design’s website stood out and after a bit of research we opted for Janine and her team. They came up with a fabulous design and their attention to detail was second-to-none. They were fun to work with and truly professional throughout the whole project. We would highly recommend the services of JPS”

Mr & Mrs Scully, Broadstone, Poole

“We are delighted with the borders. We can’t wait to see how they mature. It’s completely transformed the front of the house and has given us a finish that only you and your team could do. The team did an excellent job working in such horrendous weather, too”

Mr & Mrs B, Winchester

“The tulips have been absolutely stunning, flashes of red in every direction. Now the red ones have almost all gone but the purple ones were a week behind so they still look fab. I just wanted to say how wonderful it all is”

J Bourn, Dorchester

“Janine Pattison and her crew are that very rare mix of not only great design and service – friendly and helpful people – but also great value for money. So glad we engaged them”

A Crockford, Highcliffe

“As architect for my own house, I was keen to work with garden designers who could bring a different dimension and sensibility to the garden proposals. JPS immediately understood the house and arrived at an elegant layout of the garden that complements and contrasts with the architecture. Janine and team created a plant palette that reflected our tastes and was able to source plants at a price that was significantly less than we could have found. Throughout the day the garden is the backdrop to our life and observing the transitory effects of light or breeze and the changing character of the plants brings constant stimulation and delight. The garden is an eloquent testimony to the skill and passion of JPS”

C Gulland, Lymington

“Thank you so much for bringing our garden dreams to life. The garden is truly stunning and we really enjoy admiring it every day, neighbours and friends have also made lots of admiring comments. We really enjoyed the process of design and execution that you made so very easy. Let’s not forget your team, who managed to plant everything so quickly and leave everything spotless. Much appreciated”

Mr & Mrs D, Talbot Woods, Bournemouth

“The whole project, from start to finish, was handled in a very professional way, taking into account all of our wishes and delivering on time with a result that was beyond our expectation. The contractors were very efficient, reliable, clean and tidy and worked to complete the job with a keen eye for detail. I would recommend your company to others wishing for a garden makeover!!!”

Mr & Mrs Lock, Ringwood

“JPS helped us turn our rough ideas into a fully realised and creative design, which made the most of a very difficult and compact multi-level space. The result is a brilliant mix of kitchen garden and outdoor coastal living space, enhanced with carefully positioned planters, high quality paving, decking and cedar wood fencing. Janine and team made sure that the whole process ran to schedule – from planning through construction to planting – and we couldn’t be more pleased with the final result”

Mr A Keir, Lilliput, Poole

“What a transformation! Our garden is unrecognisable from when we started and beyond all expectations. JPS has managed to create a garden that has everything we need and more. A garden that is both child-friendly and an excellent entertaining space. The lighting in the garden makes it truly enchanting at night. We can’t wait to spend many a happy time with our young daughter in the garden. Thanks to Janine and team for the quality and professional service. We would not hesitate in recommending JPS to our friends and family and the garden speaks for itself”

Mr & Mrs Hodgson, Branksome

“A wonderful design which fulfilled the brief very well – the planting is really lovely”

J Kingston, Hengistbury Head

“JPS listened carefully to our requirements and, when blended with their knowledge and experience, came up with an overall design which exceeded our expectations”

Mr & Mrs Sansom, Branksome Park

“It has been a pleasure to work with Janine Pattison and her dedicated team on my project. My requirements were accurately translated into an imaginative and sympathetic garden scheme. Janine’s expertise has resulted in my project being transformed from what I considered achievable to a vision that has vastly exceeded my expectations. I would have no hesitation in engaging JPS on any scheme in the future. Well done & thank you”

K McWilliams, Canford Cliffs, Poole

“JPS are a friendly and professional design practice. We have worked with them on many occasions and it is always a pleasure to work with designers that give such attention to detail. JPS has offered a bespoke design service to many of our clients, creating innovative design solutions that compliment and work in harmony with our designs”

David James Architects & Associates Ltd

“We have used JPS’ superb graphics services for high profile proposals where we needed assurance the images would tell the story we wanted to convey and would wow our clients. The desired results were achieved and we were thrilled with their work. We are pleased to recommend JPS for their attention to detail, creativity in design and excellent execution. We confidently know they will take the brief, ensure that it is clearly understood and reflects accurately in the final presentation”

M Fisher, Adrian Fisher Mazes

“JPS came up with a complete vision for our large garden that we would never have got to ourselves, and I would say that this is their main strength as designers. JPS kept track of the things we said we liked about the present one, and managed to incorporate them in something utterly new. Work implementing it is not yet complete, but already we can see that the design is 100% successful – on its way to being a major asset for the house. The design has mostly hard landscaping close to the house, and moves by degrees through a relatively formal lawn and planting area to a naturalistic zone with a large pond, wild-flower meadow and orchard. There’s also a terraced kitchen garden and greenhouse in a corner where the slope faces away from the house. Walking round the garden there is now a real sense of being drawn into an exploration, and there are half a dozen different places to sit and enjoy it – some secluded, some with a view, some in the sun at various times of the day, and always somewhere with shade at the height of summer. Brilliant!”

J Hartley, Sherfield English, Hampshire

“We very much enjoyed our contact with JPS. You were unfailingly courteous, good- humoured and very professional. We would not hesitate to recommend you”

Mr & Mrs Blackman, Sandbanks

“JPS were commissioned to prepare landscape design proposals for a new architect-designed home in Dorset. They followed the brief exactly and came up with fantastic ideas. The drawings were beautifully presented, complete and provided all the information one needed. JPS are an absolute pleasure to deal with. Cannot speak highly enough! I contacted due to recommendation and in turn, I highly recommend”

G Worsfold, Hengistbury Head

“We are very pleased with the overall result. JPS took a difficult and neglected site and has transformed this into a real family garden with elements for ourselves as keen gardeners and our son who needs space to explore. The sunken trampoline is now his favourite outdoor activity. JPS was courteous throughout and I would have no hesitation in recommending them”

Mr & Mrs Ray, Lower Parkstone

“Clear and demonstrated commitment to their staff was crucial in JPS Landscape Design’s success in the Best Garden Design Practice category. Judges concluded that the practice demonstrates excellent industry engagement and involvement, supported by superb client testimonials”

Pro Landscaper Business Awards

“As a charity, we found JPS to be very supportive of the gardens we wished to design, incorporating our ideas, and those of the under five year-olds with whom we ourselves consulted. Subsequently, we have two very different gardens that enable parents and children to fully engage in play and learning together, in a safe and secure environment. You have provided us with an excellent service, which came within budget and timescales. We look forward to working with you again in the very near future. Many thanks”

N Smith, Policy Officer, Barnardo’s

“JPS operate a superb garden design company and uses the latest Vectorworks CAD software to help clients visualise their garden plans. Janine also speaks authoritatively on the subject of garden design and construction”

T Matcham, The Garden Network

“We presented JPS with a large, characterless, neglected garden, with several problem areas where any growth was difficult. What we wanted to achieve was an attractive garden which maximised play value for our children, while requiring very little maintenance from us. The design that JPS presented to us surpassed our expectations, and has been expertly executed. We are delighted with the finished product”

Mr & Mrs Perrins, Christchurch

“I wanted to convey our thanks to you and the whole team for the fantastic job you’ve done – it’s been a pleasure working with you all on this project and we’ve been impressed with your approach and attitude throughout. The garden itself has exceeded our expectations and the design has proven to be exactly what we needed and impossible to improve, even with the benefit of hindsight”

Mr D Glasbrook, Lilliput, Poole

“JPS have created a wonderful garden, listening and acting on our requests. The design is perfect for our family. We also have a lovely lawn and gorgeous flower beds. We would definitely be happy to recommend JPS”

Mr M Griffiths, Winton