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Business Coaching For Landscape Designers

Mardi Dover is the principal and garden designer for Gardens by Mardi in Asheville, North Carolina.

Meet Mardi Dover

Certified Professional Landscape Designer

Mardi Dover is the principal and garden designer for Gardens by Mardi in Asheville, North Carolina, An eighth-generation North Carolinian, Mardi grew up on a small farm in Marion, surrounded by animals, flower and vegetable gardens, and horse pastures, all tucked in a little valley in the Pisgah National Forest. And, so began her love of the Earth’s natural beauty and diversity.

Mardi received degrees in art history from Davidson College, social work from UNC-Chapel Hill, and garden design (with merit) from Oxford College of Garden Design in England.

​She studied English art and architecture in London and completed horticulture training at Haywood Community College.

Mardi is a Certified Professional Landscape Designer, a North Carolina Certified Plant Professional and a former North Carolina Licensed Landscape Contractor. She has received Gold and Bronze Awards in Residential Design from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers. Mardi currently serves on the APLD National Board.

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“From start to finish, Mardi Dover was a joy to work with. She was very prompt and professional in her email correspondence. It was so easy to work with her on dates and presentation topics for our professional conference. We had originally planned to have Mardi present remotely on “Your Ideal Client” but when her schedule opened, she offered to fly out to be at our conference in person. We are so glad she did! Mardi became an active participant at our conference. She attended the other speakers' presentations as well as the networking social hour. When a member of our Women in Landscape panel discussion fell ill, Mardi accepted our invitation to jump in and fill that spot. She was a wonderful addition to the panel and provided a unique perspective that I really valued. “

S.S.  Nebraska
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