About Glorious Gardens, a Virginia Landscaping Company

Learn more about Glorious Gardens


Glorious Gardens is a service-oriented landscape and hardscape design, installation and maintenance company proudly serving the greater Richmond area. Established in1988 in nearby Manakin-Sabot, VA, the company has a long history of eye-catching landscape designs and dedicated clientele.

Founder Peggy Ford, a certified landscape designer, works closely with each client during an initial consultation to produce landscape designs that greatly enhance the appearance and value of their property.

Following the consultation, Peggy oversees the installation and maintenance of those designs with a highly skilled, well trained crew to ensure that her clients are given the best care.

At Glorious Gardens, we are especially dedicated to providing the utmost quality in landscape materials and attention to detail, as well as integrating your valuable input to deliver satisfying results.

Our Landscaping Services Include

  • Design Consultation
  • Landscape Design
  • Landscape Installation
  • Maintenance Services
  • Garden Restoration
  • Boxwood Care
  • Tree & Shrub Installation
  • Perennial Gardens
  • Container Gardens
  • Dry-stack Stone Walls
  • Wooden Retaining Walls
  • Dry-set Stone Patios
  • Patterned Stone Walkways
  • Bulb Installation
  • Annual Color Installation
  • Drainage Systems
  • Grading
  • and More!

Glorious Gardens Awards and Honors

Glorious Gardens has been the recipient of numerous landscaping awards throughout Virginia, including:

  • Feature Articles in Southern Living, Virginia Living and other local publications
  • Richmond Magazine top Landscape Company
  • Landscape Installations selected for Virginia’s Historic Garden Week
  • Multiple honors at the Maymont Flower & Garden Show:
  • Blue Ribbon First Prize (3 years)
  • Best Use of Structural Elements (2 years)
  • Best Plants Award (2 years)
  • The People’s Choice Award (2 years)
  • Best Landscape Exhibit
  • Best In Show

About Our Owner, Peggy Ford


A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Fine Arts, Peggy Ford is a hands-on professional with a talent for visualizing creative concepts in landscaping and ornamental display. This talent has not only led to professional recognition in the landscape community, but more importantly, strong customer satisfaction.

For more than 25 years, Peggy has been working closely with each client during the design consultation, ensuring the desires of each client are met before overseeing the installation of her custom landscapes.

Glorious Gardens is a member of numerous Virginia organizations, including:

  • The Virginia Society of Landscape Designers
  • Central Virginia Landscape Association
  • Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association
  • Better Business Bureau