Hello, I’m Johanna. I started Polkadot Wellies Gardening Services in 2014 and have been helping people in South West London and Surrey design, tend, plant and develop their gardens ever since.
With experience of both commercial and residential projects, I’m passionate about making the most of garden space, greening it wherever possible and helping my clients to enjoy their slice of the great outdoors.
My design approach is to respond to the client's requirements whilst making the most of the positive aspects of the site, and my planting style tends to be naturalistic. I garden organically wherever possible and am a keen proponent of no-dig gardening, it enhances soil health and can limit maintenance requirements. Encouraging wildlife into the gardens I design and manage is also very important to me. I achieve this with a good balance of native and mixed planting, always specific to the site location and soil type, ensuring the gardens become a thriving habitat for wildlife as well as a relaxing haven for my clients.
I’m on Instagram if you want to follow me for gardening and outdoors pics and tips...
Qualifications and memberships:
RHS Diploma in Horticulture level 2
Garden Design Diploma - English Gardening School (distinction)
Gardeners’ Guild member since 2015
Pre-registered member of the Society of Garden Designers since 2019
References available on request.