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The Creative Garden Room

Hello and thanks for visiting this page.


I am Jo, for many years I was a nurse caring for many people throughout my career in the NHS and in the private sector.


In 2000 I went to Kingston Maurward College to study the RHS General Certificate in Horticulture, having always felt at one being close to nature and being inspired by my Mum and Gran with their lifetimes in the garden!


From then I worked in both roles, gaining great knowledge from garden designers, landscapers and clients along the way, and then taking the bold move of relinquishing my nursing registration in 2010 to getting my hands dirty everyday - caring for plants instead of people!


Jo Needham




About us

About 3 years ago I set up The Creative Garden Room in Wareham, Dorset,  to bring together and share my knowledge in garden know-how and creative workshops.


This has developed and evolved into enjoyable creative sessions where we have come across great like-minded people.


Our team includes:


Jackie Shamley  - A knowledgeable horticulturist and silver smith


Hilary Seal - A creative artist who shares her skill making amazing wirework animals