About The Company

MG Gardens Designs

Reference List for Houston and Surrounding areas.
Working in the Houston area since 2003, MG Garden Designs provides landscaping designs and services to neighborhoods such as the Memorial Villages, Tanglewood, River Oaks, Bellaire, Brenham, Pirates Beach, Lake LBJ, and South Texas Ranch

Mission Statement
The mission of MG Garden Designs is to create and enhance gardens and provide a place of fun, relaxation and a respite on your property.  We provide organic and pragmatic approaches for a healthy environment that is functional and sustainable.

Our Services
MG Garden Designs  is a boutique landscape and garden design company founded on sustainable, Earth-Kind principles, our portfolio displays a custom approach to design that meets our client's vision.

About The Owner

About Marivel Martinez Graham

An enthusiastic and creative landscape designer with years of experience installing beautiful gardens in the Houston and surrounding areas Mari brings an innovative and organic approach for a sustainable urban design. She creates unique gardens that respect the local ecosystem and micro climates each property requires,  and is inspired by nature and it's perfect chaos.
Mari Graham works closely with each client to create a living canvas and work of art using a variety of mediums to achieve the desired landscape . Her Earth Kind principles from Texas Agrilife that she puts to practice leaves a minimal footprint and  requires low maintenance as is found in ecological gardens.  A strong believer in Human and Enviromental healths connections.

Our Affiliations


  • OHBA


Jeannie Simonich

After extensively remodeling our house, Mari completely redid all of our landscaping and we just love it. She has great ideas and concepts for laying out the beds and plants. She and her crew are very professional and a pleasure to work with. We always get compliments on our yard now!

Myra & Bill Gordon

MG Garden Designs has transformed our yard! Mari Graham is a "hands-on" designer with wonderful, practical ideas that enhanced the total look of our home. She chose plants that made our home a habitat for butterflies and hummingbirds. Her talented crew implemented every detail to perfection---walkways, bordering, drainage, etc. Great job!

Marie Sohner

When I saw what a masterful job Mari and her talented crew had done at my friend's property, transforming a dreary strip of a sloping side yard into a showstopping garden path complete with flagstone steps, blooming roses and perennials of every shape and color, I knew I needed her help to revive my tired backyard. She listened carefully to my ideas and preferences, and soon my gardens were the prettiest they had ever been. So much color!!! Top quality products and plants are used, and Mari stands behind her work. I do like that she is careful not to harm any shrubs that need to be moved, preferring instead to replant them elsewhere in the yard. In addition, she responds promptly when contacted, and does her best to work to her client's schedules. I have been very happy with MG Garden designs!

Mary Schneider

When we hired Mari to get our gardens (front and back) in shape we had recently moved into an existing house on a large corner lot with mature landscaping. The problem was it was so overgrown and "wild" that we were at a loss as to what to save and what to replace, etc. It was a huge undertaking but Mari and her crew did a fantastic job. Mari is a joy to work with, like watching an artist the way she creates things and can so clearly visualize ideas and explain them with such detail. And watching her and her crew bring that whole vision to fruition was amazing. It was a total transformation. She was thoughtful about keeping things that were working, but also suggested making changes we had not thought of and wow did they pay off! Her crew is equally as perfectionist in their work. They worked so hard and were so helpful, friendly and nice to have around -- they really took pride in making the final product an spectacular one. We have continued to have Mari and her crew back to do periodic spruce ups and we continue to be thrilled with their work. Large or small projects, they really put their all into everything they do.