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From Flowers to Finances, Mardi Can Cover It
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An award-winning garden designer, Mardi Dover has a successful business in Asheville, North Carolina. At Gardens by Mardi, the team creates meaningful garden spaces that tie together the homeowner’s personal style to design beautiful and functional outdoors spaces.

In addition to sharing her garden design expertise with colleagues, Mardi is teaching landscape designers the secrets to running a successful business. Through resources, classes and one-on-one consulting, Mardi is teaching the exact systems and strategies she’s used to build a profitable business.

Mardi is eager to share her vast knowledge to garden clubs, professional organizations, community meetings, symposiums, and college classes.  

Just a Few of the Groups That Have Benefited from Mardi’s Presentations
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Mardi is available to speak on a variety of topics for landscape design professionals and business owners.







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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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