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Marjorie Smith

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, native plants and pollinator gardens.

Marjorie is certified both as a Virginia Landscape Designer and a Virginia Horticulturalist. In addition to a Bachelor’s degree in English, Marjorie has earned a postgraduate degree in Landscape Design and Woody Plants from George Washington University and completed more than 20 credits in horticulture at Northern Virginia Community College.

After years of gardening in a shady Arlington yard, she is now developing a sunny garden in Fairfax. When not digging, she enjoys yoga, photography, and travel. Here is a sample of what Marjorie’s customers have to say:

“Great work. Loved her design and colors. Beautiful work and is making me excited to see it all in bloom next spring!” Client in Centreville, VA

“She was very professional with creative ideas and knowledge of what was possible.” Client in Alexandria, VA

“Marjorie was organized, detailed, and open about pricing. Among three other landscape designers consulted, she offered the best design and details. We knew what was going to happen.” Client in Annandale, VA

“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.” Client in Arlington, VA

“She is such a great designer. I plan to work with her for the next couple of years until my entire yard is landscaped.” Client in Springfield, VA

“Marjorie is top-notch! Her expertise and professionalism made the whole experience enjoyable. I will always have her first in mind when recommending to my neighbors and friends.” Client in Burke, VA

“Marjorie has always been very professional and helpful. I trust her and her ideas 100%.” Client in Fairfax, VA

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.
M.A., Alexandria

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