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

  • 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”
  • Take It Easy
    We’re on the cusp of spring here in Georgia, and this time of year a gardener’s thoughts turn to new plants and projects. This month, rather than give you ideas for elaborate container arrangements, or perennial and annual combinations, I’ll focus instead on plants that are simple at first glance,Continue reading “Take It Easy”
  • Evergreens to Love
    Southern gardeners love their evergreens, whether it’s a towering magnolia or a boxwood sphere. Woody ornamentals that don’t drop their leaves in the fall are especially useful here in the South where our winter landscapes tend to be colored in shades of buff and brown. Here’s a look at someContinue reading “Evergreens to Love”