Contemporary Garden Designer London

Catherine is a leading garden designer, based in London, who has built a reputation over the last 15 years for creating innovative and inspiring gardens in London, around the UK and abroad. She is a Registered Member and former Vice Chair of the Society of Garden Designers; the leading UK professional body for garden design. Her gardens are contemporary in their essence and yet retain an understanding and appreciation of traditional designs and techniques. These design elements run through her work and are complemented by her love of plants, evident in the sweeps of lush or dramatic planting.

If you are looking for a garden designer with a wide range of experience creating gardens large and small, urban and rural then Catherine Heatherington Designs can help. Using her wealth of expert knowledge in design, landscaping and horticulture, Catherine creates unique gardens specially tailored for each client. From the initial visit through to the final realisation of your garden, she will be on hand to guide and advise. Catherine works closely with a select team of landscape, lighting and water specialists to ensure that the design is implemented successfully.

Catherine also designs for public landscape projects and her garden at the RHS Gardens, Wisley (the junction of the A3 and M25) is open to the public.

Catherine studied garden design at Middlesex University, London and Capel Manor.


DesignWild's RSPB garden featured in the Sunday Telegraph in July. The article explains how to design your garden and create habitats for wildlife.

Catherine's own garden features in The London Evening Standard this June. Catherine discusses how a contemporary design can incorporate many habitats for wildlife.

The Landscape Institute website features Catherine's conceptual design for a Multi-Storey Forest garden on a public car park in Wood Green.

Our new DesignWild website is now live.

The RSPB Wildlife Garden, designed by Catherine and Alex of Design Wild Associates, has won a Biffa National Environment and Community Award 2012.

Catherine and Alex of Design Wild Associates have been shortlisted for the Society of Garden Designers Awards for their RSPB wildlife garden in Flatford, Suffolk.

Catherine Heatherington's London garden, photographed by Marianne Majerus is featured in the July edition of Homes and Gardens magazine.

Catherine Heatherington and Alex Johnson's wildlife garden at Flatford Mill is open again after the winter. The new visitors' centre is being constructed and will also be open later this year.

Catherine and Alex launched Design Wild Associates this year to focus on their expertise in designing wildlife gardens.

Catherine Heatherington and landscape architect Alex Johnson's wildlife garden for the RSPB at Flatford Mill in Suffolk was opened this summer by the author Ronald Blythe.

Catherine Heatherington has been nominated for the Best Private Plots Awards 2010 for her Hebridean garden.