Looking at Garden Lifestyle Expert Carmen Johnston’s roots, it’s easy to figure out where she developed her affection for gardening. Her Austrian dad passed on his love of flora and fauna through the charming window boxes accenting her Georgia childhood home. Although she’s earned two bachelors degrees, it took meeting the love of her life, a greenhouse grower and flower farmer, before she really found her way back to her life’s passion – decorating, entertaining and creating lifestyle solutions straight from the garden!
Today, she has pioneered an approachable method of gardening and entertaining with flowers and plants by empowering beginners to veterans to create instant beauty through her smart container gardening. A key component of her philosophy is that all design, from gardens to landscape creations, should have a level of functionality. This mindset allows her to begin every project with great dedication and attention to detail.
Owner of Carmen Johnston Gardens, a nationally renowned commercial, residential, and wedding flower and garden design business, Carmen’s work and effortless entertaining style gained national attention from Southern Living magazine’s garden editors. She serves as a garden lifestyle expert for the magazine and the popular Southern Living® Plant Collection traveling across the country for public appearances. Carmen utilizes a unique strategy of using inspiration from her clients existing interior design to create the perfect outdoor space.
Carmen also creates unforgettable weddings and events that uniquely reflect the personalities of her clients. Working closely with the couple from beginning to end, it is sure to be an event to remember… for both the couple and the guests! She and her team take care of every detail and every vendor, so you can enjoy your family and friends and see your dreams come to life. Hometown or destination, wedding or holiday, Carmen and team will make it magical.
Carmen Johnston Gardens is based in Columbus, GA but Carmen’s talents are available for weddings and events almost anywhere as she has traveled the globe bringing inspiration from countless gardens and landscapes! For more information, contact us.
Passionate about making gardening fun for the entire family, Carmen’s true talent is in her ability to help people successfully create their own beautiful spaces through smart, comprehensive garden products and plants. With solution-driven, one-stop gardening, at the end of the day, she succeeds in taking away the intimidation of gardening through her philosophy, if you fail, just give it back to the Earth and try again!