About us


I'm Jess Parker, owner of Order a Border and Happy Gardens. I've lived and worked in the Twickenham area for many years now and have over 16 years of experience in horticulture. 

I love plants, designing with plants, and the difference the right plants in the right place can make to people's lives, and that is the cornerstone of our business.

We know that many people feel a bit stuck when it comes to their gardens. Horticulture is such a big subject it can be overwhelming, and leave you feeling like you don't know where to start. 

We see how much money and time can be wasted by going to a garden centre, or ordering plants online but not really knowing how to put them together or where would be best to plant them. 

We've all done it. You go to the garden centre, there's a beautiful display of something in full bloom and you HAVE to have it. So you buy it, get it home, realise  you don't know where to put it, you shove it in somewhere totally unsuitable, and the next time you look, it looks miserable and dies.

We've set up Order A Border to change the way you buy plants, taking the guesswork and the hassle out of the process.

How It Works

1. Have a good look at your garden, decide which area needs some lovely plants.

2. Is it mostly sunny or mostly shady?

3. Choose one of our specially selected border collections to suit your conditions and taste.

4. Order your border

5. We'll hand deliver your plants with a very easy to follow plan and maintenance guidance.

If you need a larger plan or would like a bespoke design, contact us and we'd love to help. We can also prepare and plant your collection for you.