Dame Sylvia Crowe

English garden designer, landscape architect and author.

Her first words from her book Garden Design 1958 are ‘Gardens are the link between men and the world in which they live’. This book remains of great value, in which she explores this fundamental theme.

Her beautifully proportioned shelter in the pool garden looks over a shallow terrace, through what are known as the Dog Gates into the wilder edges of the formal gardens.

She was president of the landscape institute from 1957 to 1959 and helped found the International Federation of Landscape Architects.

She worked on landscaping new towns at Basildon and at Harlow with Sir Frank Gibbard, and was also credited with landscaping the setting at Trawsfynydd nuclear power station in Snowdonia.