Garden

A little smoke and mirrors make this Ansley Park garden a Zen paradise

The tranquil trickle of water can be heard throughout Sandy and Susi Smith’s garden, lending a Zen-like flow of positive energy. Weeping Japanese maples, scrubby pines, and climbing hydrangeas visually transport visitors to an Asian locale.

Oakland Cemetery gets a new greenhouse

The Buckhead Men's Garden Club is moving its greenhouse from the Atlanta History Center to Historic Oakland Cemetery. The new facility will help the cemetery restore its lush Victorian-era landscape.
Landscape designer Brendan Butler

Georgia forests and Japanese gardens inspire Brendan Butler’s elaborate modern landscapes

Atlanta’s gardens are typically associated with traditional Southern foliage like hydrangeas and magnolias, making the modern creations by landscape designer Brendan Butler all the more remarkable.
Outdoor rooms

An insider’s guide to creating garden rooms perfect for entertaining

When Carey Pickard and Chris Howard throw a party—which is often—guests spill across nearly an acre of garden rooms behind their Macon home, a mid-19th-century waterworks structure. Here's some inspiration so you can get back yard like theirs.
Sandy Springs yard

This Sandy Springs couple’s garden shows how patience makes perfect

It’s hard to imagine that Mike and Lee Dunn’s rambling Sandy Springs garden was ever anything less than pristine. But when they bought the property 17 years ago, the yard left much to be desired. It became a personal pursuit for the Dunns, and the couple believes they make a great team.

This Sandy Springs garden is “formal, not fussy”

Atlanta may be known as a city in a forest, but for gardeners, all those shady trees present a challenge. Back in 2009, when Suzy Smith and her husband, Ed, spotted this Sandy Springs home with a flat, sunny area, they were sold.
Brendan Butler

How to pot your plants, according to Atlanta landscape designer Brendan Butler

Atlanta landscape designer Brendan Butler walks us through how he prefers to pot plants, starting with the pot itself and going into how to best compose your garden.
Why you should grow mint in the winter in Georgia

The kudzu of herbs: Why you should grow mint during the winter in Georgia

Winter has driven most plants to death or dormancy, but no Deep South freeze is bad enough to kill mint, the kudzu of herbs—and the gardening slack season is as good a time as any to start growing.

Create your own lush landscape—with the click of a button. Fred! Lawn Design Company is digitizing landscaping.

Greg Kawalek launched the local Fred! Lawn Design Company last year to digitize landscape planning. Kawalek believes Fred! is the first of its kind in the industry. Fred! handles projects from planting beds to hardscaping, firepits, fencing, and water features. A completely custom plan costs $99.
Garden Variety

These 3 Atlanta backyards are oases with lush plantings, meandering paths, and artful touches

From Virginia-Highland, Brookhaven, and West Paces Ferry, these three garden styles are bound to give you some inspiration for your backyard.

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