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 Our History


Established by James Dabney Peeples in 1986, J. Dabney Peeples Design Associates, Inc. makes its home in beautiful upstate South Carolina, drawing its inspiration for landscape and garden design from traditional Southern and European design principles.  Featured in publications such as Southern Living, Better Homes and Gardens, and Greenville’s Talk, J. Dabney Peeples Design Associates, Inc. has consistently found favor with those who appreciate the beauty of artful and thoughtful garden design.


The Team 


Dabney Peeples

Lead Designer

A native of Mississippi and graduate of the Landscape Architecture program at Mississippi State University, Dabney Peeples began his landscape design career in Birmingham, Alabama with Nimrod Long and Associates.  Subsequently, Dabney worked with Edward Daugherty in Atlanta, Georgia before starting his own garden and landscape design firm in Easley, SC.  Dabney has become locally reknowned for his ability to adapt historically accepted design principles to fit the contemporary lifestyles of his clients.  In addition to his many publications and accolades, Dabney served as the chairman for the South Carolina Botanical Gardens.


Nathan Schaupp


Bachelors of Landscape Architecture (Clemson University)






Josh Hazard


Bachelors of Landscape Architecture (Mississippi State University)
Masters of Science in Community and Environmental Planning (University of Montana)



Awards and Publications

Greenville TALK, "Fashionable Foliage", August 2018 pg.53
At Home, "Un Monde de Couleur", Summer 2018 pg.68
At Home, Summer 2018 Cover 
HGTV Ultimate Outdoor Awards 2018, People's Pick Winner: Stunning Structures
Greenville TALK, "The Springhart Stead", February 2017 pg.107

At Home, "Pathways and Journeys", Summer 2016 pg.81
At Home, "Custom-Made Cool", Summer 2016 pg.58
At Home, "The Mortality of a Pollinator", Summer 2016 pg.50
At Home, Summer 2016 Cover
HGTV Ultimate Outdoor Awards 2016, People's Pick Winner: Style & Structure
At Home, "The Amazing Race", Winter 2015 pg.66

At Home, "No Mad Hatters Here", Fall 2015 pg.121
At Home, "Land of Enchantment", Fall 2015 pg.86
At Home, "Sublime Seclusion", Spring 2015 pg.68
At Home, "Garden Art", Spring 2015 pg.23
At Home, "Cross-Country Creation", Summer 2014 pg.75
At Home, "Carved in Stone", Summer 2014 pg.45
At Home, "Fun & Function", Spring 2014 pg.52
At Home, "Our Favorite Garden", Fall/Winter 2013 pg.143
At Home, "The Travelers", Summer 2013 pg.21
Greenville TALK, "Oakleaf", May2013 pg.100
At Home, "If Gardens Could Talk", Summer 2012 pg.84
Greenville TALK Magazine, October 2010
AARP Guide to Revitalizing Your Home. Lark Books, 2010
Greenville TALK Magazine, September 2008
At Home "Courtyards and Gardens", August 2005
The Greenville Journal, June 2004
Greenville Magazine "In the Shadows of Summer", July 2003
Southern Living Garden Guide, 2002
Making Arbors & Trellises. Lark Books, 2002
South Carolina Home and Garden, December 2001
Better Homes and Gardens "Under the Arches", June 2001
South Carolina Home and Garden "It's All About Design", April 2001
Granville Magazine "Opening the Garden Gate", May 2001
Salvage Style. Lark Books, 2001
Making Garden Floors. Lark Books, 2001
The Complete Book of Garden Seating. Lark Books, 2001
Garden Walls Fences and Hedges. Lark Books, 2001
South Carolina Homes and Garden "Surrounded by Trees", October 2000
City People "Let There be Light", May 2000
Garden Deck and Landscaping "Garden Therapy", May 2000
Garden Shed "Country Ease", May 2000
Southern Living Garden Guide, 1999
Making Paths & Walkways. Lark Books, 1999
Southern Living "All in Line", June 1998
Greenville News "Garden of Delight", June 1997
Southern Living "Work is Their Pleasure", May 1994



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