For International Woman’s Day, Pro Landscaper has compiled a list of its Top 10 Most Influential Women in the industry.
All 10 women below were shortlisted for Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential Awards 2022.
In no particular order:
Sarah Eberle – Garden designer: Eberle is a decorated garden designer across RHS shows, with 20 Gold medals to her name as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from the SGD.
Jane Findlay – Director, Fira & Immediate past president, Landscape Institute: Findlay laid the foundations for a modern Landscape Institute and a more forward-thinking profession, with a focus on the next generation.
Ann-Marie Powell – Principal, Ann-Marie Powell Gardens: Powell is a multi-award-winning gardener who has appeared on numerous gardening TV shows such as Garden SOS, The Great Garden Challenge and the BBC’s coverage of RHS Chelsea.
Juliet Sargeant – Garden designer: Sargeant is an award-winning garden designer, having won a Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2016. She has 20 years of experience and is known for her imaginative solutions to complex gardens.
Helen Elks-Smith – Owner, Elks-Smiths Landscape and Garden Design: Elks-Smith is a Fellow of the Society of Garden Designer, and is also a trustee of the Trees and Design Action Group (TDAG) and has won multiple awards including two RHS gold medals and two Design Excellence Awards from the British Association of Landscape Industries.
Marian Boswall – Principle, Marian Boswall Landscape Architects: Boswall is a leading landscape architect and horticulturalist with a reputation for creating beautiful places often in historic places. She is known for her thoughtful and contextual design approach.
Arabella Lennox-Boyd – Garden designer: Lennox-Boyd has been designing for over fifty years and has landscaped more than seven hundred gardens worldwide, including six Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal gardens, and Best of Show winner in 1998.
Holly Youde – Director, Urban Landscape Design: Youde is the creative director for Urban Landscape Design with a track record for delivering innovative and distinctive projects.
Arit Anderson – TV presenter, garden designer, and Director for Hill Garden Design: Anderson’s background in fashion and creative events blended with her passion for gardening brings a unique sense of style to all of her work. She is known for skilfully combining the framework of the hard landscaping with planting schemes and accessories making outside spaces a ‘living room’.
Charlotte Harris – Garden designer and director, Harris Bugg Studio: Harris is co-founder of the Harris Bugg Studio, an award-winning design studio which has been called “pioneering design talents of their generation” by the Royal Horticultural Society.