Figue Fine Gardens designs outdoor spaces that are timeless, inspiring, and restorative. Expertise includes land planning and design for residential, community, and institutional clients.

Whether classical, modern, or rustic, each design reflects its owner’s vision of outdoor living. Figue Fine Gardens employs antique and custom-fabricated garden elements in combination with natural materials and locally-sourced plants to create unparalleled visual experiences. The firm emphasizes edible landscapes, including organic vegetable and herb gardens, fruit tree orchards, and espaliers.

Inspired by a respect for the environment and the inherent beauty of natural settings, designs incorporate an ecologically-driven approach to enhance natural ecosystems and benefit humans and animals alike.

Figue Fine Gardens is a professional member of the following preservation trusts, garden foundations, and arts organizations:


A Charlotte-area native, Susan Durrett is a landscape architect with extensive horticultural knowledge and technical competence combined with a deep understanding of design. Prior to returning to Charlotte, she spent more than 10 years designing and managing the implementation of estate projects on the East and West Coasts and internationally. Susan has also worked as a project manager on large resort projects such as Palmetto Bluff and the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, two award-winning communities. Consistent with her North Carolina upbringing, Susan has been involved in numerous rural projects, including ranches, farms, equestrian facilities, and conservation land trusts.

Susan received degrees in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and North Carolina State University, and is a LEED-accredited professional.