We provide creative excellence in addressing the individual needs of our clients and their garden spaces.

Design and Installation Services

Southern Trillium is one of Atlanta’s premiere landscape and garden creation companies, specializing in design and installation of custom landscapes, hardscapes, and gardens. Our industry-leading designers will create a custom design, work from an existing design, or perform a complete landscape overhaul to create your ideal garden environment. We will combine your ideas and goals with our knowledge and talent to create that special place for you to enjoy. Our design packages are custom creations, from computer aided 3-dimensional models, to hand drawn scale drawings or sketches, allowing you to see our vision for your landscape with all plant material, pathways, and hardscape elements.

From formal to informal gardens, native and woodland gardens to specialty gardens, the team at Southern Trillium can turn your vision into reality. We carefully consider all site conditions and will put our vast knowledge of plants and years of experience to work for you. We only work with the highest quality vendors to provide you with hardy, healthy, beautiful materials.

Our #1 commitment is to give you the highest level of quality, service and craftsmanship! Just as your garden will mature and grow, we look forward to growing our relationships with our clients for years to come.

Design Services

Installation Services

It’s your garden

Every garden is different, and each requires a unique set of requirements. Southern Trillium can take care of all aspects of your garden design from conception, through planning and design to completion. The design services we offer include:

General Process of Our Works

Southern Trillium provides many different landscaping design and installation services. We recognize that not every client is the same, and that every project requires special attention. We work with each client to combine their desires with our expertise to create their dream garden. Although the process changes to suit each client’s needs, here is a look at the typical progression,
Consultations are the beginning point of the design/installation process. At this initial meeting, we listen carefully to each client to understand the goals and desires of each project. We discuss options and work together to narrow down the desired style of garden. We spend time in the landscape to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the existing area. We discuss the budget for the project in order to prepare a design that is affordable to each client.

At this initial meeting, we discuss our fee structures and decide on an appropriate path through the design process. Recognizing that each client is different, each design process is unique and our fee structure is adjusted according to the needs of each project.

Every design is unique to each client. Since no two clients are alike, and no two landscapes are alike, no two designs are alike. Every landscape presents its own strengths and weaknesses. Our trained designers commit their expert knowledge to create a design that is both beautiful and sensitive to the needs and budget of each client.

Sometimes, our designs are a simple sketch for a small area of a garden. Other times, they are full master plans of a property that will require multiple phases of installation spread over several years. When permits or other approvals are required, we can prepare any additional designs or construction drawings that will be necessary for implementation of the design. These variables, and any applicable fees, are openly discussed at the consultation.

Presentation of the design and any requested estimates is the next step in our process. At this meeting, we continue discussions regarding implementation and schedule of installation of the design. We recommend phases of installation and timeline for the project.

Upon finalization of estimates and agreement to proceed toward installation, a final contract is prepared and signed by both the client and an associate of Southern Trillium. Any discussed deposit is due along with the contract, and the project is then placed onto our installation schedule. We regularly operate on a backlog of work, which can be months in the spring and fall, so it is best to let us know as soon as possible that you would like Southern Trillium to do the installation work.

Our installation process begins well before the first shovel is put in the ground. We begin locating all of our materials in advance. We work with the highest quality of vendors in order to provide the best quality of materials to each client. If permits or inspections are required, all necessary work is done in accordance with any applicable regulations. Each county and city around Atlanta is different, and we inform each client of what aspects of their project may require permits.

Southern Trillium completes almost all aspects of our installation by our own trained crew. We use licensed subconctractors for any regulated work, such as electrical. With many years of experience, and almost all equipment owned in-house, we work efficiently on every job until its completion. We personally complete nearly every job by our trained crew. When you hire Southern Trillium, you will regularly see our marked company trucks, equipment, and uniformed crew at your house and not a rotation of the lowest bidding subcontractors. You will be in direct contact with at least one of our lead design team members.

Southern Trillium is a State of Georgia Licensed Residential Basic Contractor (License #RBCO006317) and is fully licensed and insured, carrying both General Liabilty and Worker’s Compensation Insurance. All employees are paid W-2 with all payroll taxes paid. We also offer warranties on nearly every type of installation work that we perform. These warranties vary depending on the service, but each is spelled out in the contract.