Sandra Jonas is the owner of Recreating Eden Landscape Design. She has been designing noteworthy landscapes for over 20 years, from residential gardens of all types to public parks, cemeteries, and restorations of historic sites.
Her garden designs have been profiled as cover stories by Southern Living and Atlanta Magazine’s Home and have been highlighted in the regional lifestyle magazine Oconee Living. The work she did on American Hydrangea Society founder Penny McHenry’s Atlanta garden has been widely photographed, appearing in such notable media outlets as Better Homes & Gardens, Southern Living, and HGTV. A garden she created to complement a stately home designed by noted Southern architect William Frank McCall, Jr. received accolades when the property was chosen to be the LaGrange Symphony Guild’s show house in 2006.
An avid plant collector and gardener herself, Sandra has created a sweeping series of gardens around her antebellum home in Hogansville, Georgia. Her own garden, planned for four-season interest, appeared in an extensive photo feature in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Sandra wrote a monthly garden column for 85 South magazine and has also lent her expertise to special projects. Prior to the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, she headed the design team for equestrian competition courses. She also participated in an ambitious verification project at Boston’s Arnold Arboretum, helping to identify the exact genus and species of all plants in the living collections.
Sandra holds the Certificate in Landscape Design from Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.