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
32 Reviews
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Mar 2021

We came across Carol's work while searching for someone to reimagine the overgrown garden bordering our side lot, and her designs stood out immediately. After a thorough site visit, Carol took our loo...Read More

Glendyn Sakey
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Nov 2020

We tapped Carol and her very talented and professional crew to turn our tiny urban backyard, which was sad and overgrown, into a lovely and modern space that we can use to stay sane through the pandem...Read More

Nancy Griffin
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jul 2020

We used Heffernan Landscape Design to help create a privacy screen at the back of our yard, to build a new fence and to create and plan a low maintenance garden. Carol’s design was pretty and will be ...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2020

The front yard of my bungalow was looking very sad. As I searched for landscape designers, I worried no one would be willing to take on such a small project within my budget restrictions. Carol, like ...Read More

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

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

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