Richmond VA Landscape Designer: Gardens by Monit, LLC: Monit Rosendale landscape designer Richmond and Charlottesville Virginia and Fredericksburg Virginia and Williamsburg Virginia
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Monit Rosendale

Owner/Landscape Designer

since 2000

Landscape Design, Project Management and Photography

by Monit Rosendale

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 President (1976-78) 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

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