Garden Verve was born out of passion and frustration. A passion for gardens and the incredible value that a great garden can add to someone’s quality of life. And the frustration of seeing so many wonderful garden designs let down by weak planting.
Plant knowledge in the landscaping industry is often disappointingly low. Creating gardens with atmosphere and purpose are not a consideration for many landscape designers who lack plant knowledge and dominate gardens with too many hard materials.
Jonathan Kemp has been a high-flyer in the business of landscaping, gardening and horticulture for 25 years. Across his career, he has crafted a unique network of high-profile clients and expert partners, working with them on many highly successful projects including The Chelsea Flower Show and The Hampton Court Show.
Jonathan gained his formal education at two academic institutions, Sparsholt College in Winchester and Pershore College in the Cotswolds. This instilled him with the expert knowledge needed to succeed in a highly competitive industry, and develop a first-class landscaping business.
As well as designing gardens, we also work with an impressive network of commercial clients in south and southwest London, providing tailored and resourceful planting solutions. Regardless of the client’s level of knowledge, we work closely with them to propose and provide an ideal solution.