Coleby & Faulkner’s story began when two talented garden designers Jill Coleby and Vanessa Faulkner met at college & decided to join forces instead of competing against each other.
Proving the old adage ‘two heads are better than one’ to be correct, they never looked back, & built a business which has gone from strength to strength with great design skills, plant knowledge and professionalism.
Before becoming a garden designer, Jill had a successful career working as a buying controller for the designer retailer Habitat in its heyday, designing and sourcing products worldwide. Her background in art and strong sense of style gave her clear ideas about how to help people make the most of their outdoor space.

Jill balances her appreciation of natural beauty with her practical knowledge to create gardens which are as functional as they are visually stunning

Vanessa worked as a chartered engineer before she decided to turn her passion for gardening into a career. Her technical background & membership of The SGD has been invaluable in building the company’s processes to make sure all Coleby & Faulkner’s designs are professional and practical to construct.

She is now moving on to new adventures, following her passion for her charity Marlow Refugee Action. But Jill continues to drive the company forward with the support of the amazing team they have built over the past 15 years