P L A N T S + P E O P L E  designs for, and consults on, a wide variety of projects ranging from small urban gardens to farms and commercial properties in the Memphis area.

  • We believe gardens are for living in, so our design approach is personalized to each individual clients’ needs and their specific sites. We work to integrate clients’ desires with the assets and constraints of their location. While our design is site driven, we prefer open dialog with the client—working together to realize the design intent.

  • We view each garden as a living system, meaning all elements are given a level of attention to detail necessary to ensure that as the garden grows and changes it can be reasonably maintained and enjoyed for years to come. Also, our systems design approach ensures that each part of the whole, complete design is striving to be in harmony with the people, land and buildings it associates with.

  • We can only oversee the entirety of each project beyond the design phase if you select an installation and or landscape maintenance company from our recommended list of eco-friendly, native-plant friendly landscaping companies. Please email us for this information. We feel very strongly about this part and can’t guarantee the success of a design if we are not collaborating with the installers and maintenance crew every step of the way. Our list of contractors, installers, and maintenance crews can ensure the vision of your design is brought to life. We also do this because not all installers agree with our Number 1 rule for a successful planted environment: "It’s better to plant a $0.50 plant in a $5 hole, than a $5 plant in a $0.50 hole." No matter how great the design is, if the plants are not well planted, or well cared for – planted at the right height, in a sufficiently sized hole, and with the correct soil preparation – then the resulting green space will not thrive. This cannot be overstated! All designs need a skilled install team and continued fostering.

P L A N T S + P E O P L E  is an education, consulting and design studio. We offer a range of services from a one-time consultation, full design packages, as well as educational lectures and workshops on a variety of horticultural and ecological topics. We also offer consulting services for large scale, longer term projects.



Choices: Memphis Center For Reproductive Health 


Shelby Farms

Hattie B's

Central Station Project – Kemmons Wilson

Crosstown Concourse – Crosstown Development

MMDC: Memphis Medical District Collaborative

Crosstown Arts

Memphis Botanic Garden