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...

Karl Foerster: New Methods – New Gardens

09. March – 18. August 2024 Potsdam Museum – Forum für Kunst und Geschichte Am Alten Markt 9 | 14467 Potsdam Germany

A special exhibition curated by Heidi Howcroft to mark the 150th Anniversary of plantsman und gardener Karl Foerster‘s birth.

Karl Foerster (1874‒1970) is one of the pioneers of 20th century garden design. To mark his 150th birthday Potsdam Museum is showing an exhibition from March 9th to August 18th 2024 to honour his contribution to garden culture.

Foerster, an internationally...

Garden Style A Book of Ideas

A new book born out of the desire to explore and share the breadth of styles of private outdoor spaces, so that everyone can create their personal paradise in which plants and people flourish.

In the ever-changing world of garden design anything goes, whether inspired by the past or looking to the future. Choosing what suits your space can be a daunting prospect and everyone, even the professionals, needs help to realize opportunities and create outdoor spaces in tune with their personal...

Luxembourg Land of Roses

Yesterday’s roses inspiring today’s gardens

Heidi Howcroft & Marianne Majerus

Today the focus is on English roses but at the end of the 19th century rose lovers and nurseries from Russia to Argentina, the USA to China and all points in between looked to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for inspiration. This book explores this fascinating history and how today’s rose enthusiasts have rediscovered their heritage, unearthed old roses and enriched their surroundings. The results are astonishing and show Luxembourg in a new light. Eight...

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 the...

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 informatively about the individual...