Roxann Ward

Garden Design for the South

Design Services and Consulting




Garden design services for Atlanta-area gardeners. Planning, design, plant selection and maintenance advice.

One-on-one coaching for anyone new to gardening in the South.

Mentoring for landscape professionals interested in learning seasonal color design.


“When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden.”

Minnie Aumonier


Color-Rich Gardening for the South

Roxann Ward’s book is now available on the University of North Carolina Press website. You’ll find the order link under the Book tab. 



Latest Design Ideas

  • Making Peace with Weeds
    Let’s be real. Removing weeds from your garden is probably your least favorite summer activity. I’ve read about people who find this task relaxing, but I’ve yet to meet a person who looks forward to pulling weeds. I love my garden, but I don’t love my weeds. Why are thereContinue reading “Making Peace with Weeds”
  • Sunshine on a Cloudy Day
    What if there was a way to weave a ribbon of sunshine through your garden that would glow even on a cloudy day? It’s not garden art, a light display, or a water feature. It’s actually a foliage color. You might describe it as yellow-green, acid green, or chartreuse, butContinue reading “Sunshine on a Cloudy Day”
  • Chlorophyll High
    Spring comes quickly in the South. In April azaleas burst into floral fireworks, reminding us just how spectacular the season is. I watch in awe as a veil of green sweeps over the garden. It’s almost too much to bear. I don’t deserve these riches. In April I’m exhausted, clay stained,Continue reading “Chlorophyll High”