About Gardens by Mardi

Creating exquisite garden spaces that honor and enhance the natural landscape through sustainable practices and in collaboration with clients, local contractors, and artisans.


The best outdoor spaces reflect thoughtful planning, proper installation and ongoing maintenance and are the result of a joyful collaborative effort between the homeowner and the garden designer.


Mardi designs and builds exceptional gardens for a small number of clients.


About Mardi

An eleventh generation North Carolinian, Mardi grew up on a small farm in Marion, surrounded by chickens, berry brambles, gardens and horse pastures, all tucked in a little valley in Pisgah National Forest.  So began her love of the earth's natural beauty and diversity.


She brings her longtime interests in art, horticulture, and the natural world to the discipline of garden design, and her outdoor spaces reflect a marriage of these fields.


Mardi received degrees in art history from Davidson College and social work from UNC-Chapel Hill.  She studied art and architecture in London during college and later completed horticulture training at Haywood Community College.  

She lives with her family on a small parcel in Asheville where she tends a kitchen and flower garden.

NC Licensed Landscape Contractor, #CL1481

Award-winning Member,

Association of Professional Landscape Designers

NC Certified Plant Professional