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“Heather Boardman has a ‘hands on’ approach. She brings practicality to garden design. Her gardens, whilst being stunning, actually work. She has an amazing ability to successfully fuse modern thinking to traditional gardening.”

Sam Youd A.H.R.H. F.Inst.Hort. Head Gardener Tatton Park and RHS Associateship of Honour 



“We’ve loved working with Heather. She understood the brief instantly and has designed a garden which captures the spirit of our brand exactly.”

Laura Ashley Press Office


‘We were introduced to Heather six years ago and we have been working together since then. In that time not only has she become a close friend of the family, but she has helped to transform our garden into an Italianate paradise. We have a Harding Watt house with a large garden and it isn't possible to do it all at once, but every year we undertake another project and the vision is starting to become a reality. Not only does she create wonderful planting schemes, she has also designed beautiful hard landscaping which is sympathetic with our extraordinary property. We have several more years of work to do and I am looking forward to it with relish.’


Paul Foden, Client

'Heather is a breath of fresh air in your garden.  Full of fizz and go, she quickly grasps what needs to be done and then gets on with it.  Our borders have never looked back!'

Neil and Christine Hamilton, Clients


“One of the highlights of the show is Heather Boardman’s Laura Ashley Garden which draws on the elements which inspired Laura Ashley, herself, including charming Sussex landscapes, the wild countryside of Wales and the grandeur of a châteaux in Picardy.”


The Times


The Country Living garden
‘Wow, now this is my sort of garden.’


The Laura Ashley garden

‘This garden is well, just so pretty.’

​Monty Don


The Laura Ashley garden

Diarmuid Gavin

Heather is a stylish designer who shows flair yet discernment in her designs. An exceptional eye for detail, her gardens stand out from the rest making them gold medal winning exhibits. 

Alexandra Baulkwill


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