‘I like mystery and excitement in an ordered space, which is why I don’t like gardens that immediately present themselves to you,’ Arabella Lennox-Boyd has told House & Garden. In the 1960s, she studied landscape architecture before setting up her own practice. She has designed well over 500 gardens, from country estates to town gardens, a roof terrace in Hong Kong and one in the City of London. Her work includes gardens in Europe, Ukraine and Russia, and ones for Sting and the Duchess of Westminster. Current projects include one near Philadelphia and the garden for the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in Hyde Park. Her work also includes Palazzo Parisi, her family home in Italy, and Gresgarth Hall in Lancashire, a 12-acre garden.