About Us

At Southern Trillium, we are committing our expert knowledge, skills, and years of experience to your service. We look forward to working with you to create your unique garden.
Lyle Collins Founder and Owner

Lyle Collins is a founding member of Southern Trillium. As President, he is involved in all aspects of the company, from meetings and designs, to estimates, as well as participating in the on-site installation of most of our projects. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia, receiving his landscape design training from the Department of Horticulture. Lyle is a qualifying agent for Southern Trillium as a Georgia Licensed Residential Contractor, #RBQA006317. He is an ISA Certified Arborist® #SO-9986A. He is a Certified Georgia Soil and Water Conservation –Level 1A Personnel #9342 and a licensed Georgia Pesticide Applicator #04586 (GA Dept. of Agriculture). Lyle is also an ISA member (International Society of Arboriculture).

About Southern Trillium

Southern Trillium is an award-winning company committed to providing you with the highest quality in landscape design, installation, and construction. Our industry leading designers take your goals and your vision and combine it with our knowledge and expertise to create your personal garden paradise. Southern Trillium is also a State of Georgia Licensed Residential Basic Company.  Southern Trillium is dedicated to providing you with your unique garden experience while giving you industry leading quality and customer service. The name Southern Trillium reflects the original 3 founding members’ interest in native plants and woodland gardens. It also carries special meaning in that it represented the three original founding members, supported by their faith in the Trinity, working to create beautiful gardens. The founding members were Lyle Collins, Charlie, Jackson, and Scott Uthlaut. Lyle Collins, now President and owner of Southern Trillium, leads the design and install team.



Southern Trillium, LLC is a State of Georgia Licensed Residential Basic Contractor, license #RBCO006317 and is fully licensed and insured, carrying both General Liability and Worker’s Compensation insurance.

Southern Trillium has an ISA Certified Arborist® on staff – Lyle Collins #SO-9986A.

We hold the following licenses and certifications: Georgia Certified Soil and Water Conservation Commission License, Georgia Pesticide Applicator License, Georgia Pesticide Contractor License, Georgia Live Plant License, Georgia Seed Dealer’s License, DeKalb County Business License, and has staff that is a member of ISA (International Society of Arboriculture). We are also proud members of the Urban Ag Council and Georgia Green Industry Association (GGIA).