About Us

John Higdon has more than 20 years experience as a plant designer, commercial installer and nursery manager and is a Certified Landscape Contractor. 

He began his career at Ruppert Landscaping in Atlanta before moving to Hastings Nature & Garden Center as Nursery Manager.  Later, John migrated to Lush Life, a boutique in Buckhead, designing plant scapes and managing projects for interiors, balconies, terraces and gardens. Prior to starting City Garden Design, John worked as a landscape designer for Garden Supply Company in Cary.

"I like making things grow – in kitchens and living rooms, on balconies and patios, in the garden and across landscapes," Higdon says. "Adding plants to any space has a transformational effect, making it a warmer, more relaxing place to be. That's what I like to do."

John earned a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from University of Georgia.


Paula Higdon buys for City Garden Design Boutique Store.  When she's not helping customers, Paula keep the business growing in operations and marketing.


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City Garden Design

117 West Chatham Street, Cary, North Carolina 27511, United States

(919) 694-5006


Open today

09:30 am – 05:30 pm