Designing beautiful gardens

Welcome to Pippa Purnell Garden Design based in Thame.

I’d love to help you to fulfil your gardens potential, please get in touch.


  • Contemporary Outdoor Room


    A contemporary outdoor room with insect-friendly planting for a small garden in Thame. Restricted space means the design needs to work hard, my clients wanted their garden to look lovely from the house and to be usable all year. Creating different zones and level changes transformed the garden making it feel much larger than it is.

  • Planting with structure, form and texture


    The owners of this contemporary garden asked for planting that would reflect the mix of traditional and contemporary embodied by their house, both in the rear and front gardens, with interest all year through structure, form and texture.

  • Low Maintenance, Interesting and Beautiful


    The owners of this overlooked garden asked for a beautiful and interesting but low maintenance design. They wanted a gem of a garden to enjoy when they aren’t travelling.

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  • Pippa designed a garden that delights us every day.

    J and C

  • Pippa is creative, responsive, and easy to work with.  We are very happy with the result.

    Mary and Ken

  • A creative collaboration of ideas resulting in a garden we love. It’s hard to believe how the space has been so totally transformed.

    P and P

  • Thank you so much for all the care and attention you gave to provide my son’s perfect garden design. It was a brilliant gift.

    Katie and Malcolm

  • You will not be disappointed in Pippa’s imaginative ideas and the quality of her overall plans.

    David and Diane

  • Thank you so much for a superb job designing and planting the Olympic Beds enabling them to blend around to the Wedding Borders.


  • As a result of Pippa’s work, we have a tranquil town garden that is a haven for both people and wildlife.


  • Pippa’s attention to detail is outstanding.  We have no hesitation in recommending her work.

    Claire and Stephan Chambers

  • On plan, on time, within budget and precisely the garden that we wanted. It daily provides huge enjoyment.

    Stephen and Heather

  • Pippa was a pleasure to work with, she is an experienced and  knowledgeable plantswoman, efficient and detailed, flexible, and fully understood our brief. We are truly delighted with the results. 

    Luisa and Chris