About the GardenWise Design Studio

J. Mark White

A Leader in Landscape Architecture

J. Mark White, ASLA, is a native Washingtonian who earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) degree from Virginia Tech. In 1994, Mark founded the Washington, DC-based GardenWise, Inc.; a full service landscape design/build firm which specializes in creating unique spaces that inspire, ranging in scale from city courtyards and roof decks, to single family homes, to country estates. Mark is a member of numerous landscape organizations, including The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) where he previously served as president of the organization’s Washington, D.C. (Potomac) chapter; the Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association; and the Landscape Contractors Association (LCA.) GardenWise, Inc. is also a “Class A” licensed contractor.

At GardenWise, our design work reflects our respect for the innate beauty of the environment combined with our clients’ needs. We balance natural elements of stone, plants, and water with custom built features to create a special and unique garden experience.

The GardenWise Design Approach

Approach ¬†We practice a “hands-on” approach to ensure the designs blend Mark’s creative visions and practical knowledge with the client’s desires. The results are a one-of-a-kind creation that enhances your lifestyle, increase your home’s value, and stays within your budget.

Mark can be seen on HGTV as a landscape design expert giving advice and “how-to” tips on the network’s signature series, Curb Appeal. His design work has been featured in national publications, including Better Homes & Gardens, Southern Living, Traditional Home, Cottage Living, Renovation Style, and Remodeling; regional publications and programs have included The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Washington Spaces, Chesapeake Home, Home & Design, and NewsChannel 8’s Let’s Talk Live.