Janet Hankinson grew up in London and fell in love with the Royal Parks at a young age.
She attended the Leeds College of Art for painting and drawing. From there, Hanksinson made the move to California, where she studied Landscape Architecture and wrote her thesis on the relationship between native plants and urban design at the University of California, Berkeley.
Janet Hankinson’s long career as an urban designer has never gained so much attention before as it has now that more urban dwellers are taking an interest in gardening. How many of us can admit to attempting to grow a charming little herb garden on our kitchen windowsill and failing miserably? Hankinson has been integrating edible plants like Toyon bushes, olive groves and rosemary hedges into her designs for years now, making her known as a pioneer in her field.
Source : T Magazine