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
25 Reviews
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

Natalie Weiss
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jun 2017

Our experience with Heffernan Landscape Design was fantastic! Carol was a delight to work with from minute one, and she really helped our vision come to life. She is a wealth of knowledge and ideas,...Read More

Eric Warshaw
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2017

We have had the benefit of Carol and her crew's work on other projects at different locations during the past many years. The job this time was, once again, one of perfect work and perfect communica...Read More

jheidelo
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2017

My entire experience with Heffernan Landscape Design was excellent. From the introductory meeting, to the design phase, to the final installation/construction, everything was professional and executed...Read More

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