Heidi Howcroft was educated in England and completed her professional training as a landscape architect in Germany, where she lived and worked for many years. In addition to design work, she has curated exhibitions and is the author of over 20 books covering a wide range of garden topics, including the bestselling Tee & Rosen/Tea & Roses (DVA). Now based in Somerset, England, she works and travels throughout Europe and leads tours to far-flung destinations in search of beautiful gardens.
Marianne Majerus is one of the world's finest garden photographers. Born in Luxembourg and based in London, she is a regular contributor to many international publications, including House & Garden, Gardens Illustrated, Country Life, RHS The Garden and The Wall Street Journal. She has illustrated in excess of 50 books (including RHS The Urban Gardener, also published by Mitchell Beazley) and has won numerous awards for her work, including International Garden Photographer of the Year 2010 and Garden Media Guild Features Photographer of the Year 2013.