Posts tagged with "Ryan Gainey"

‘A garden we call Eden’ – Famous Decatur garden designer Ryan Gainey remembered

Posted by August 31, 2016

By Mariann Martin, contributor  Ryan Gainey was a world-famous garden designer, a poet and a writer, a man who could weave almost magical spells over plants and flowers. But at his memorial on Wednesday night, his friends and family remembered him for his love, his kindness, his passion for life, and the way he touched […]

Memorial planned for world-famous garden designer Ryan Gainey

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 22, 2016

Family and friends of Ryan Gainey, the world-famous garden designer who resided in Decatur and recently died in a fire, have planned a memorial service for him. The memorial will be held Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Atlanta History Center’s McElreath Hall, located at 130 West Paces Ferry Road. Attendees […]

Mourners leave flowers at Ryan Gainey’s Decatur home

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 1, 2016

There’s been an outpouring of grief from friends and admirers of Ryan Gainey, a world-famous garden designer who died unexpectedly in a fire on July 29. Friends and admirers have been placing flowers on the steps of Gainey’s home on Emerson Avenue in Decatur. Gainey, 72, died trying to save his Jack Russell terriers at from a […]

(UPDATE) Decatur gardener Ryan Gainey dies in fire

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 30, 2016

World-famous Decatur gardener and designer Ryan Gainey has died in a house fire at his second home in Lexington, Ga. The fire occurred on the evening of July 29, officials in Oglethorpe County said. His longtime friend Brooks Garcia confirmed Gainey, 72, had died in the fire after running into the home to rescue his Jack […]

(UPDATE) Tree down on home of famous gardener Ryan Gainey

Posted by Dena Mellick March 3, 2016

This story has been updated.  A giant tree fell on the Decatur home of famous garden designer and author Ryan Gainey. A Decaturish reader sent photos of a large tree down and firefighters on the scene at 129 Emerson Ave. A message posted on the Lenox Place Facebook page said, “Urgent! Ryan Gaineys house has […]

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