Marcia and Chris
Continuously Creating Beautiful Landscape
Raised on a farm in Noxubee County, Mississippi, Marcia Weber, has had dirt under her fingernails from the age of five, when she discovered the magic of seeds. Like a seed, her passion blossomed into a B.S. of Horticulture from Mississippi State University, and in 1979, Marcia founded her company, Gardens to Love, in Atlanta.
Atlanta metro area landscape with Gardens to Love is beautiful and identifiable, achieving years of distinction and a strong, loyal customer base. Marcia has made a lifelong career of creating and enhancing landscapes, both large and small. Marcia leads a talented team to create, install and upkeep gardens throughout the Southeast. She is often influenced and inspired by her wide-ranging travels, but the gardens she builds are always attuned to local, indigenous ecology. Her work is also animated by her keen artistic eye.
Marcia is past president of the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, an advisory council member of Georgiaʼs Hambidge Center and an executive board member of North Carolinaʼs Bascom Fine Arts Center, where she recently curated a show of architectural ceramics. Marcia maintains her personal gardens in Ansley Park, Atlanta; Highlands, NC; and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Marcia’s Ansley Park garden has been featured in Frances Shultz’ book, Atlanta at Home. This 100-year-old city garden has been featured numerous times on the Atlanta Botanica Garden Connoisseurs Tour where it charms visitors with its pierced brick walls, stone terrace with medallion of handmade anti-bellum bricks from Marcia’s family home in Mississippi. Her North Carolina garden has been featured during the Bascom Garden Week in Highlands, NC.
Marcia Weber is a popular guest speaker for garden symposia and garden clubs throughout the Southeast and frequently serves as a garden expert on both television and radio. She recently appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network’s Happiness Project.
As Chief Operating Officer at Gardens to Love, Chris Dollar is responsible for the business and day-to-day operations of the company. A native to Georgia and proud U.S Army veteran he joined Gardens to Love in 2014 as Operations Manager and has held various leadership roles in the company prior to assuming his current position.
He brings more than 30 years of experience to Gardens to Love including 25 years in the construction industry in both commercial and residential construction managing multimillion-dollar projects. Chris’ experience and leadership have been focused on implementing a quality management system, providing outstanding client service, and driving profitable revenue growth. His evolution of career combines his love for the outdoors and design-builds.
Clients think of him as an active listener and problem solver that always have their best interest in mind, while his team respects him because he is the kind of leader that can “walk the talk.” Nevertheless, what everybody will tell you about Chris is his affiliative sense of humor and his extensive repertoire of dad jokes makes him easy to work with.
When Chris is not at work, you can find him immersed in nature either camping, kayaking, or tending to his herb and vegetable garden. Chris and his wife have been married for 23 years and they are the proud parents to three daughters and 2 furry babies.