Tuesday, December 5

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Mary Helmer Wirth
Main Street Alabama


Overgrown hedges in front of downtown properties? Lack of street trees? Retailers insisting on colorful containers? No money to tackle any of it? These are common themes that plague all of our downtown landscapes. Let's hear about those landscaping issues you have in your downtown and then come up with creative solutions for them. Join Landscape Architect and former Main Street Director, Brantley Snipes as we address common landscaping problems that our Main Street districts' face. 

Join us on December 5, to hear from Brantley Snipes, Brantley Snipes Landscape & Design, to offer best practices and give a glimpse of the Landscape Guide that she's created for Main Street Alabama communities.


Brantley Snipes

As a daughter of the Mississippi Delta, Brantley has been raised in a hauntingly stunning and unique landscape region that has influenced and shaped her career. Knowing she wanted to be a landscape architect since age 9, Brantley left the Mississippi Delta to receive a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University, a family tradition. Brantley graduated cum laude with a degree in Horticultural Science in order to gain a better understanding of plants, plant relationships and plant communities.   

From Auburn, Brantley headed to North Carolina State University to pursue a Master’s degree of Landscape Architecture in order to enhance her understanding at the design process. While at NC State, Brantley was introduced to the world and works of historic preservation and how landscape architecture can be utilized to shape and aid in preservation projects. Brantley graduated in 2011 with a dual master’s degree in landscape architecture and horticultural science. She was inducted into the Sigma Lambda Alpha Honor Society while at North Caroline State University.

Seeing a need for quality design and innovative projects within the Mississippi Delta, Brantley returned in 2011 to launch Brantley Snipes Landscape & Design. Today, Brantley is not only a licensed Landscape Architect, but the lead designer, owner and project manager. In 2021, Brantley opened Osmanthus, a garden, home and patio shop in downtown Greenwood.