About Jon Gower

Garden design is a passion for me which started in my early thirties and has culminated in a career which I love more and more every day. The joy of transforming an unused space into a beautiful but functional open-air extension to the home is incomparable.

I am a member of The Society of Garden Designers (Pre-Registered), the only professional association for garden designers in the UK. This membership recognises my professional qualification and competence to work to a professional standard. All members of the society are bound by the Society’s Code of Professional Conduct and Good Practice.

After a very successful 25 – year career in the entertainment industry project managing large outdoor festivals as well as a number of medium scale theatres, I retrained at The British Academy of Garden Design. I am honoured to now also work for the Academy as a Class Tutor in addition to my garden design business.

Having a previous qualification in architectural technical drawing, I use my knowledge of both hard and soft landscaping to create both functional and beautiful outdoor spaces.

I specialise in working with:

Professional and creative home-owners who live in Essex or Suffolk and want the experience of a beautifully designed modern garden which works for both relaxation and entertaining friends and family BUT don’t know where to start. People who are ready to invest in a rewarding and life enhancing process to re-imagine their existing garden into an extraordinary and inspiring outdoor space.


  • This has been a great experience!  I had no idea what to do with the space and Jon spent time understanding what I wanted and made the space work for my needs. Jon made each step easy to understand and took a lot of the stress out of it all.” – Sarah McLoughlin


  • “From start to finish Jon was a pleasure to work with. Jon understood our brief quickly & helped focus our aims with regard to vision.” – Daniel Jankowski


  • “Jon listened to my ideas and interpreted them into a fantastic design solution. Very considered and knowledgable in his approach.”  – Adam Helliwell

Jon Gower Garden Design holds both Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance.