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 will graduate from the Oxford College of Garden Design in Oxford, England in 2019.
She lives with her family on a small parcel in Asheville where she tends a kitchen and flower garden.
NC Licensed Landscape Contractor, Corporate License #CL1481
Awarrd-winning Member, National Association of Landscape Professionals
Professional Member, Association of Professional Landscape Designers
NC Certified Plant Professional
Certified Residential Rain Garden Designer and Installer
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