This trail-blazing female landscape architect, born in 1869, began her career in 1912. When she died at 81 in 1950, she had designed over 600 gardens.
Vita Sackville-West's luxuriant plantings create a setting of decadence and romance at the garden of Sissinghurst Castle.
Beatrix Farrand was a great American landscape designer. Two of her most famous gardens are found at Princeton and Yale Universities.