Golightly Landscape Architecture

About Us

Since its establishment in 2004, Golightly Landscape Architecture has designed more than 80 residential gardens from the eastern shores of Maryland to Pensacola Beach, Florida. From tidy courtyard gardens and exterior renovations to master plans for new construction and estates, Golightly Landscape Architecture provides comprehensive, site-specific designs that are beautiful, sustainable, and practical.

Founder John Golightly Wilson is a LEED-accredited professional who has nearly two decades of experience in creating stunning, natural designs in both residential and commercial settings. John’s love of landscape architecture has deep roots in his love of drawing. He nurtured this talent in his studies at Clemson University in the early 1990s.

After graduating from Clemson with a degree in landscape architecture, John took a position with Atlanta-based Howard Design Studio where he worked for three years, specializing in high-end residential design. John then took a position as a project manager with the award-winning firm Cummins Associates in Stonington, Connecticut, further developing his skill as a high-end residential landscape architect.

After two years with Cummins, John moved to the nation’s capital to take an associate role at Oehme van Sweden & Associates. There he gained considerable praise for his contributions to projects such as the new U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Finally, in 2004, John and wife Brantley Fry, both born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, moved back home, where he founded Golightly Landscape Architecture. For the past nine years he has harnessed his years of experience across the United States, fashioning landscape designs uniquely his own.