A bright green garden with purple and pink flowers and a decorative sphere made of smooth rocks.

The Gardener’s Palette

Tuesday, March 28

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Color in the garden can set the mood at a quick glance. As one of the UK’s leading garden designers, Jo Thompson knows how to create harmony in the garden through color-selecting options that pair well and enhance the overall palette. Winner of four Gold and five Silver Gilt medals at Chelsea Flower Show, as well as the coveted People’s Choice Award at the first Royal Horticultural Society Chatsworth Show – Thompson joins us to share an entirely new way for gardeners to confidently incorporate color into their homes. She’ll provide insight and share captivating visuals from her newest book, The Gardener’s Palette, published in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society, which features 100 evocative and fresh palettes, paired with images of her own and other designers’ work, and a helpful breakdown of the exact plants used in each design, allowing gardeners to successfully recreate these stunning gardens.

Thompson’s current design projects include the regeneration of the historic walled gardens at Water Lane in Kent, the planting surrounding a 16th Century house in Sussex, a roof garden in Rome and a naturalistic garden in Connecticut; recent restoration projects include the planting strategy at Highgate Cemetery in London with Gustafson Porter + Bowman, and a secret garden in Venice.



Images ©Rachel Warne