About us

Welcome to The Garden Goddess, my name is Karen Knowlton and I am a Garden Designer and horticulturalist living and working in Bath. I formed my business here in Bath 12 years ago.

The Garden Goddess is a Garden Design and Garden service company. Being based in Bath we are well placed for serving the surrounding areas and beyond. If you are looking for a Garden Designer for a complete makeover, a revamp of the existing plant structure or if you are just looking for some advice and ongoing garden support then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

I know plants and I know design which is why what I can offer is so broad

My background is that I grew up on a small-holding, from where I went to art college, both in Wales and Bristol and obtained a BA(HONS) in Fashion Design, I spent 10 years working in the Horticultural industry, on a Care in the Community Nursery, where I was an ancillary for Cornwall College and the following year ran my own course and built a sensory garden.

For a number of years I ran the herb section producing both for restaurants and retail. I have a Diploma in Garden Design. I grow my own food and fruit, I love to cloud prune - Niwake. Pruning and shaping is a a speciality.

I love design and I love plants and I love form and all these come into play within a garden.

From the Garden Goddess, you will receive a personal service, identifying the areas of your garden that has the maximum potential and develop the space whilst always taking into account your needs. I work both on the drawing board and on CAD, developing the initial ideas by hand.

I am able to take you through all the stages of your project, from the planning and design of the garden, to the build of your project and then onto maintaining the finished project, to keep your garden looking fabulous. Budget is always a factor and I always aim to keep a project on course, whether you are developing the whole garden or doing it in stages.

Each garden that is designed is completely bespoke and made individually to give you a garden that is personal to you and your family needs.