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

  • What Goes with What: A Cheat Sheet for Your Summer Garden
    Although it’s a bit early to plant annuals here in zone 8, there are plenty of people, including me, checking out the flower displays at the local garden center this week. When you stop in to buy fertilizer, it only makes sense to walk through the plant aisles and look … Read more
  • My Top Ten Useful Things for the Garden
    Back in the day, Martha Stewart would share something wonderful (a tool, a kitchen gadget) and declare “It’s a Good Thing”, and we believed her. This month I thought I would share a few of my favorite things, from overalls to garden tools – and maybe even a plant or … Read more
  • Spring has Sprung
    Here in Georgia, winter brought arctic cold and weeks of rain, followed by unseasonably mild temperatures for the month of February. March has arrived and it appears that mother nature has thrown off her covers and decided that it is spring. In my zone 8a garden this week mama wren is … Read more