Heidi Howcroft is an English educated landscape architect, who has worked and published extensively in Germany. She is the author of over 20 garden books and has a wide knowledge of contemporary and historical landscapes. When she is not writing, leading garden tours or searching for new gardens, she enjoys tending her cottage garden in a small village in Somerset, England.
"much to learn from the gardening philosophies of these inspirational women and their dynamic planting compositions."
"Gardening guru Margery Fish - a 50s horticultural rebel - is one of the stars of a brilliant new book"
"much to appreciate and learn""enjoyable and informative copy and finely observed photographs.""Mrs Howcroft writes engagingly ... and there is much to enjoy and learn from the glorious photographs by the talented Marianne Majerus.""Setting out to celebrate the English garden, this informative, inspiring and visual treat of a book highlights the contribution of fourteen different female gardeners.""Gardening guru Margery Fish - a 50s horticultural rebel - is one of the stars of a brilliant new book""much to learn from the gardening philosophies of these inspirational women and their dynamic planting compositions.""... one of the most delightful and enjoyable books I have read in quite a while.""Among the plethora of recent books showcasing gardens one has really stood out for me - First Ladies of Gardening""First Ladies of Gardening illustrates that there is not just a single type of English garden but a diverse range of glorious and inspiring alternatives, all beautifully photographed by award-winning photographer, Marianne Majerus."