UPDATE: John Michler is not accepting new clients in Spring of 2022.

Garden Design

Traditional or modern? Historically correct or out of the box? Share your vision with John Michler, and together with his deep rooted horticultural knowledge and keen eye for design, let us create beautiful gardens and outdoor rooms.  

“John Michler and his team are the best!...Everything planted grows beyond my wildest dreams." 
— -Holly McMillin Google Review, 2019
“Michler’s is the place to go for expert landscape design and a wide variety of healthy plants and trees." 
— -Joe Miller, Google Review, 2018

John Michler Designs

John Michler is a fourth generation horticulturalist who has been installing gardens for thirty years in the Bluegrass area of Central Kentucky. A winner of the 2004 Merit Award from the Perennial Plant Association of North America, and the 2006 Honor Award, John's knowledge of and creativity with plants can adapt to suit a broad range of properties and tastes.  

We guarantee:

  • John Michler's personal involvement from planning to planting and beyond
  • Attention to soil quality - the foundation of your garden
  • Use of organic methods (no poisons)
  • Work done as quietly as possible
  • Healthy plants
  • Plants chosen to flourish on your specific site
  • Foliage textures blending with flower shapes and colors to make beautiful pictures
  • Plant combinations (groupings) which are dramatic from a distance
  • Good results the first year
  • Follow up maintenance and planting to assure your garden’s success


Whether planning and installing a garden from scratch or renovating a garden, John and our gardeners love their work. They can confidently say you will too.
Client confidentiality is always observed; however, references are available on request.


To schedule a consultation, please emailflora@michlers.comor call us at (859) 254-0383
Gift certificates may be used for consultations and any garden services work.

“A Lexington jewel, whether you are seeking a nice quiet dinner in their outdoor garden, or help imagining your own garden, this family-owned and operated business is special. I wish there were more than five stars!" 
— -Kathi Kern, Google Review, 2019