Heidi Howcroft, Landscapes and Gardens

About Heidi Howcroft

Landscape Architect, Author & Tour Guide

Born in Manchester and educated at the all girls comprehensive Whalley Range High School Heidi studied Landscape Architecture at Manchester Polytechnic. After a brief time spent working for Lovejoy & Partners Edinburgh office she moved in 1981 to Munich, Germany...

Garden Design: A Book of Ideas

A compre­hensive sourcebook of the best contemporary ideas for garden owners, architects and designers.

There is no one way to design a garden. The variations and breadth of possibilities are astonishing but it is the choices of the individual that make the world of gardens so exciting. Creating a garden is part common sense and part instinct but we all need inspiration to help us realize...

First Ladies of Gardening

The English Garden is the universal measure of all things related to garden design. It is in the UK that the great garden designers live and work and where a major gardening movement has developed over the last few decades, influencing the rest of the world with its ideas and vision.

 

This book introduces the “grandes dames” of contemporary English garden design and includes the great names of the garden world which have emerged since the 1950s, from Vita Sackville-West and Beth Chatto to Beatrix Havergal. It also presents outstanding women gardeners of the present-day who have likewise had a substantial influence on the development of contemporary garden design. Heidi Howcroft has discovered these women’s gardening secrets and writes sensitively and...