Mary Grace Miller

Landscape Designer

Literally, leaves a lasting impression - her landscape will be with you all four seasons of the year!

BACKGROUND: Mary Grace studied Horticulture and Landscape Design at the University of Connecticut. Through college, she worked organically maintaining native inspired landscapes along the shoreline of Connecticut and upon graduation, transitioned into a role working with the design team. She soon realized that she loved working with plant material and creating landscapes that transition and look their best through all seasons. She is excited to be working in an area with an extended growing season and a warmer hardiness zone. Since relocating to Virginia Beach, she has completed the Certified Horticulturist program through the Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association.

WHEN I'M NOT WORKING, YOU CAN FIND ME: Enjoying time with my husband, family, and pets. I'm a huge animal lover, and we have two dogs and two cats. We enjoy taking our dogs for walks at nearby trails and parks. I recently started attending ceramic and pottery wheel classes, something I've wanted to do for years and have found I really enjoy. When at home, you can find me tending to my growing collection of houseplants and container gardens.

GARDENING ADVICE: Color can be incorporated into the garden in many ways beyond the blooms. Plants with interesting foliage, bark, and fruit can add color as well as texture. An added bonus, they also provide late seasonal interest.

FAVORITE PLANTS: coneflowers, black-eyed susan, ferns, hydrangeas, camellias, redbuds, dogwoods, and saucer Magnolias