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Women in Business 2020: Wimberly Treadwell

A special advertising section championing our local women in business. In partnership with Cox Communications. Photo by Jessica Whitley.


W.T. Designs 

Landscape Architect 

 840 High St., Macon, GA 31201 



What is the mission of your business?   

The mission of my business is to create great space and beautiful landscapes for my clients, both commercial and residential. Surprising to many clients, this may involve more hardscape than plant material or grass. My personal mission is to promote the profession of landscape architecture, which is the design of outdoor areas to create unique space with both social and aesthetic outcomes.  


How do you define success? 

Success for me is when I see my work photographed, posted and talked about by others who have no idea I was involved. Once after completing the Hummingbird patio a friend came up to me and asked, “Have you seen the great patio behind the Hummingbird?” Another was at a tailgate when I told someone I was from Macon; a student whips out his cell phone and shows me a video of his friend going down the Coleman Hill slide in a tux. Seeing the Third Street fountain on the cover of the NewTown magazine is another example. All my projects involve partners, clients, community outreach, funders, engineers, architects and many more. I could not define success without partners and collaboration.  


What is the most gratifying part of your job? 

I have the opportunity to create fun spaces, contemplative spaces and gathering spaces – playgrounds, splash pads, outdoor classrooms, music venues, fountains, overlooks, giant slides, patios, courtyards and gardens. I have amazing clients and a community that supports and values the creation of great space.  


I admire women who: 

I admire all the young women in Macon working for the good of the community, investing their money, their time and talent to make Macon a great community. I especially admire the young mothers who make a choice to go to work and balance arrangements for their children while they give to their students, their patients, local businesses and this Macon community.   


What are you most excited about right now in our community? 

People who know me know that I am a cheerleader for everything Macon, so this could be a very long list if I were to be specific. Right now, there is a growing sense of community throughout Macon from downtown, Beall’s Hill, Pleasant Hill and Lynmore Estates.  There is a true sense of collaboration, team work, cooperation, caring and partnership. There is a historic coming together to create a better community.