Richmond VA Landscape Designer: Gardens by Monit, LLC: Monit Rosendale landscape designer Richmond Virginia
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Monit Rosendale

Owner/Landscape Designer since 2000

Landscape Design & Project Management

(804) 355-3444

The design process is an evolution of ideas that build beautiful solutions. Collaborating with talented associates who share my passion for landscaping keeps me inspired season after season.


  • Extensive knowledge of plants, combinations, and seasonal interest

  • Visualizing plant combinations over time

  • Attention to detail 

  • On-site crew management and collaboration

  • Ability to create a unique design and client experience 

I am endlessly inspired by new plant selections and combinations.  I love the renovation process, seasonal beauty, and seeing the new garden transform from my drawing into reality.  Photographing every stage of the garden process is a tool to learn from as well as memories of people and places that have enriched my life.  

Work Experience:

  • Gardens by Monit, LLC (2000-present) Owner, Landscape Designer-On-site garden consultation, garden coaching, landscape design, curated plant palette, project installation management.

  • Southern States Cooperative (1990-2000)  Landscape Designer-Developed and managed the residential landscape design department for Southern States.  Consulted with residential clients, created landscape designs, prepared installation proposals, and on-site project management with crews. Richmond, VA

  • Davey Tree Expert Company (1987-1990) Administrative Assistant-Client relations, coordinated work orders for twenty man crew including plant health care, lawn services and tree care. Richmond, VA

  • Bullock Florist (1984-1987) Floral Designer-Weddings and special events. Richmond, VA

  • The Plant Man (1983) Greenhouse Manager-Foliage greenhouse production. Richmond, VA

  • Lawn Technician (summer 1980) Fairfax County Park Authority, Alexandria, VA

  • YCC Crew Leader (summer 1979) U.S. Forest Service, Blacksburg, VA

  • Plant Club (1976-78)  Initiator/President-Mt. Vernon High School, Alexandria, VA 


B.S., Horticulture-Virginia Tech, 1982

Pi Alpha Xi, Honor Society for Horticulture


Virginia Society of Landscape Designers (VSLD)
     VA Certified Landscape Designer 1992-present
     Website Chair 2010-2016
     Certification Committee Chair  2009-2012
     Certification Committee Member 2002-2009
Central Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association (CVNLA)
     Associate Member  1992-present