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“excellent ideas and vision … a real artist … budget conscious”
Whether you need to improve your home's appearance, solve a drainage problem, or screen an unsightly view, Marjorie Smith, one of our most experienced designers, can help you achieve it.
Marjorie looks at garden design as a collaborative process between homeowner and designer. Her goal is to make sure the final product reflects the principles of sound design while adapting to your personal needs and style. She is adept at giving you options and explaining how these reflect maintenance, aesthetics, and budgeting concerns over time.
Her experience with Meadows Farms includes large scale plantings, patios, walkways, decks, ponds, and drainage problems. She is especially familiar with shade gardens and the use of stone.
In addition to a Bachelor’s degree in English, Marjorie has earned a postgraduate certificate in Landscape Design and Woody Plants from George Washington University and completed more than 20 credits in
horticulture at Northern Virginia Community College. Marjorie is a member of the Virginia Society of Landscape Designers, the Virginia Native Plant Society, and Friends of Green Spring Park.
Marjorie lives and gardens in Arlington. When not digging, she enjoys yoga, photography, and travel. Here is a sample of what Marjorie’s customers have to say: “
My wife and I are very pleased with the design and the overall appearance. We have had compliments from our neighbors on the improved appearance of our landscape.” Alexandria
“She gave me very specific advance suggestions (re: objectives, budget) over the phone so our actual meeting was very efficient. I appreciated her incorporating into the plan ways for me to lift and divide some of my existing plants. She was very pleasant to deal with.” Annandale
“It is a pleasure working with Marjorie. She is helping me find the potential for drama and peaceful views on my tiny slice of Arlington property.” Arlington
“Marjorie was super! Finally, I have a yard I can be proud of and it is low maintenance.” Arlington
“Marjorie was very helpful in our selection of plants to suit our purposes. We had a clear understanding of all options and opportunities to achieve our objectives. Her designs are excellent.” Arlington