Heffernan Landscape Design
Established in 1994, Heffernan Landscape Design is a full-service design-build residential landscape company serving Chicago and the suburbs. We offer all phases of landscape design and construction from garden plans to lighting, paths, stone patios and plantings.

While some of our outdoor projects are recognized for the strong, clean geometry of stone hardscapes with lush plantings, our varied style blends your project goals and preferences with our expertise in landscape design.

From the garden design to the construction of outdoor structures and installation of the landscaping plants, everyone at Heffernan Landscape Design is dedicated to creating a unique outdoor living space that will enhance the beauty and character of your home. With careful consideration of your site’s features coupled with your own garden ideas, needs and budget, we will help you create a beautiful, yet functional home landscape.


Carol Heffernan, Founding Principal
Carol Heffernan, founding principal, received a BFA and MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. She uses her artistic, aesthetic and technical background to apply garden design principles in creating a sense of place, whether it’s a large estate on the North Shore, an historic home in the suburbs, a sleek, modern house on a city lot or the rooftop of a condominium.
Professional Affiliations:

APLD Association of Professional Landscape Designers
ILCA Illinois Landscape Contractors Association
LDA Landscape Design Association
Testimonials
28 Reviews
Fansler Sally
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2019

Heffernan Landscape Design turned our boring city back yard into an amazing space. Carol listened to our thoughts, shared her recommendations, and come up with the perfect concept and design. She dr...Read More

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Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2019

Carol Heffernan is a genius! Her designs are a work of art. She is able to transform the design plans from paper to life. There is no job too small or too big for Carol and her staff. I originally us...Read More

bobbi zabel
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2019

I have worked with Carol multiple times over the past ten years, and it's wonderful to feel that whenever my yard needs refreshing, I can call her and she understands exactly what I need and why I nee...Read More

Terry Bowden
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2019

Would highly recommend Carol Heffernan for any landscape project. We needed an easy to maintain landscape for our building and she delivered a plan that was perfect. Carol provided great plan optio...Read More

Sarah B
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jul 2019

Carol understood our aesthetic immediately and created spot-on designs for us, and then worked with us to fit our budget and phase out some of the work for a future season. We had to wait a bit for he...Read More

Carol Rugg
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jul 2019

Carol was great to work with, and she turned our nonfunctional, unattractive back yard into a serene and beautiful, one-of-a-kind space! Carol really listened to my ideas, and her design was very crea...Read More

ZBuilders
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2018

We have worked with Carol on many projects, her team is certainly one of the top in the industry. We can always depend on quality and professionalism at every turn. Very glad we have met Carol and her...Read More

Sarah Pang
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Mar 2018

We live in the historic Old Town area of Chicago in a modernized bungalow where Carol and the Heffernan team have transformed both our yard and our rooftop deck. Their ability to understand our archit...Read More

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