Garden/hardscape design and installation company Founded in 1999, Alex Smith Garden Design, Ltd. has designed and implemented notable gardens and landscapes in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast. Alex Smith Garden Design, Ltd. prides itself on creating engaging environments that are sustainable, appropriate to place, responsive to architecture, and most importantly, that exceed client expectations. Combined with his passion for plants, artistic sensibilities, and an eye for detail, Alex is known for delivering distinctive solutions for his clients. His signature landscapes evoke a sense of unforced grace and cohesion. Alex’s projects have been featured in Southern Living, Coastal Living, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, Atlanta Style and Design, Atlanta Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Flower Magazine, Macon Magazine, and Trends. His work is also featured in Veranda: The Art of Outdoor Living and Inspired by Tradition: The Architecture of Norman Davenport Askins, and in Summerour: Architecture of Permanence, Scale, and Proportion. Twice his work has been the subject of the long-running PBS gardening show, GardenSMART.
ABOUT ALEX From the mountain and lake regions of the Carolinas to the low country of Coastal Georgia and Florida and the rugged Ozark Mountains, Alex has worked on diverse projects in eleven states. Such projects span formal estate gardens, public parks, historic garden restoration, new construction landscapes, and home garden renovation. In each locale, Alex Smith Garden Design, Ltd. applies the same design rigor to plant and materials selection and sensitivity to place. For the last five years, Alex has lead the landscape design and implementation efforts at a major resort property and golf course in the heart of the Missouri Ozarks. Recently, he was commissioned to design the Olga Goizueta Memorial Garden at the Atlanta History Center and an exhibition garden in the Levy parterre at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.Alex graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta with a degree in Landscape Design. He began his career as a lead designer under renowned garden designer, Ryan Gainey. During his eight years working with Ryan, Alex was an integral part of creating diverse landscapes throughout the eastern United States. Alex also spent two summers in the Cotswolds of England working under the tutelage of famed British garden designer Rosemary Verey. He later returned to England to collaborate on a project with Mrs. Verey for a commission in the United States.
Our Chamblee, GA design studio and surrounding land serve as both inspiration and trial grounds for the team’s elegant gardens. Housed in a renovated 1920s farmhouse, the studio sits on what was once a kudzu-covered property with abandoned buildings. Rather than demolishing the decrepit house, Alex and a team of craftsman gutted it, elevated the ceilings and converted it to a spacious light-filled studio with heart of pine floors and walls. They cleared and graded the entire property, allowing for space to garden, space to stock and nurture specimen plants and space for the outdoor teams to operate. Today the property features a greenhouse and cold frame for cultivating choice plants, a wildflower meadow, brimming vegetable plots and perennial borders. Nostalgic foundation plantings frame the farmhouse. Throughout the year seasonal cut flowers from our favorite plants brighten the studio. The grounds reflect our passion for horticulture, creativity, and love of land and place. Over 10 years ago Alex and his late father Cathey Alexander Smith envisioned the potential for the derelict property; we are proud to now occupy the realization of that vision.
Address: 5642 Peachtree Rd. Chamblee, GA 30341 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Alex Smith Phone: 770.455.8878 FAX: