Heather H. Lenkin creates award-winning projects in landscape architecture and design that reflect her passion for beauty along with a belief that her work should be contextually appropriate and support the individuality of her clients. She is the first two-time recipient of Garden Design magazine’s “Golden Trowel” award honoring ‘America’s Best Gardens.’ Her own home gardens were selected by Japanese public television, and Great Gardens magazine as ‘One of the Top Ten Great Gardens in the United States.’Cottage Living magazine selected Lenkin’s garden as ‘One of the Ten Most Romantic Gardens in the United States.’
Heather (Henricks) Lenkin was born in River Forest, Illinois, where she found early inspiration in the works of Frank Lloyd Wright that were the architectural hallmarks of the region. An honors student at the University of Arizona, Lenkin studied Landscape Architecture, Architecture and Interior Design. She furthered her education with studies abroad at the Grand Lycee d’Antibes, France, and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in addition to the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Southern California. In recognition of her pursuit of excellence as an undergraduate, the University of Arizona named Heather Lenkin its 2005 National Professional Achievement Award winner and designated an area of its Norton School the “Heather Henricks Lenkin Honor Student Center.” In 2006, her lifetime achievements were honored by the Pasadena Museum of History.
Lenkin’s designs have been featured on international television, in numerous home and garden tours, at professional trade shows, in books, and in national publications, including Cottage Living, Fine Gardening, Great Gardens, Garden Design, Perfect Home and Sunset Magazine. Heather Lenkin is a former trustee of the World Monuments Fund; a trustee, a member of the National Leadership Council, and Emeritus Chair of the Advisory Board of the Honors College at the University of Arizona. She is also a former trustee of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Her professional memberships include the Garden Conservancy, the International Society of Arboriculture, the American Horticultural Society, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.