We may have another cold snap in our future, but for now early spring is in the air. For acclaimed garden designer John Newman that means Cornus, Hamamelis, and Thymelaeaceae. They're better known as dazzling dogwoods, wonderful witch-hazel, and exciting edgeworthia, and in just a few weeks you'll be able to see the fruits of John's labors at the height of their spring season glory throughout Winston-Salem. John Newman Garden Design focuses primarily on residential garden design, but some  high-visibility projects include the Central YMCA and Augsburg Luthern Church. John and his team of eight co-creators share a fascination with architecture, Japanese gardens and design. For the past 20 years they've been artfully bringing together all of these elements in their water features, pathways, and beautiful stone mosaics.

David Ford talked with garden designer John Newman. He and his team of eight co-creators at John Newman Garden Design take inspiration from the beautiful natural scenery of western North Carolina and create contemporary landscapes with plants, stones and water. Their distinctive work in private gardens and public spaces is sprinkled throughout Winston-Salem including the Central YMCA, and Augsburg Lutheran Church. 

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