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Bill Clark Homes has built over 1200 homes in Myrtle Beach since 1997. Chris Hankey has been our landscape design expert on all of those houses and condominiums. Chris did the landscape design on all of our award winning projects in Lauderdale Bay, Surfside Beach Club, Cascades, and Courtyard Homes, just to name a few. Chris's great talent and wonderful personality make working with her a lot of fun as well as very rewarding. I wouldn't consider doing a project in Myrtle Beach if Chris wasn't involved! 
Jeff Farrell,
Division President
Bill Clark Homes of Myrtle Beach

When my wife Carol and I moved into our new house in the gated community of Lake Forest in Surfside Beach Club  we had some conceptual ideas of what we wanted for landscaping on our large corner lot.
We met Chris and explained these ideas to her and I must say that Chris exceeded our expectations in the way she listened to us and built on our ideas. The professionalism and experience she brought to the completion of our landscaping was worth every penny.
Chris is much more than someone who can place shrubs and plants in your yard, she is the complete package from design to implementation, and we would not hesitate to recommend her for all your landscaping needs, large or small.

Carol and Mel Farnaby

Chris, We wanted you to know how beautiful we feel our landscape and gardens turned out. From your drawing board to the finished product you have done a fantastic job. We love it! Working with you was like a breath of fresh air, you knew exactly what I wanted, it was as if you could read my mind. You are very talented and creative, and your entire crew was courteous and efficient.

Gardens By Design has our stamp of approval!!!!  You were prompt and efficent from the beginning and professional to the end. George and I feel that  this new company of yours will thrive, you have been from the very start, a pleasue to work with. Good Luck and thank you!!!

Jennifer & Hobbs
Surfside Beach, SC

When Chris and I walked our property  we discussed all of my options from which type of plants thrive in the southern weather, plant location and spacing, to tree sizes.  We also discussed plants that would provide color thought most of the year. 
Chris advised the types of palms that would perform the best throughout the colder months. 
The size of the plants that we selected really give the home a professional and a seasoned look. 
We are very pleased with  the design work and love the shapes of  the planting beds she designed that allow room for annuals and perennials.  We are so proud of the look of our new home in Surfside Beach. 
We would recommend Chris and Gardens by Design to do all of your landscape work.  

Thank You
Sal & Patty Pollicito
Surfside Beach,SC


When our new home was close to being completed we received a phone call from Chris. My wife and I live over 800 miles away from our new vacation home and we had no idea what types of plants to use or what we wanted for our Landscape. Chris took pictures of our house and emailed them to us. She emailed her drawings and designs, plant lists and prices so we would know exactly what she had in mind. She took the time to describe all the plants and trees and gave us the information we needed to look them up on line. She made the whole process easy. We loved her design and ideas! When we arrived in town for our closing we couldn't believe our eyes! Our landscaping was everything she said it would be and more. We are 100% sure Chris and Gardens By Design will be very successful. 
The Hyde Family
Murrells Inlet, SC

Gardens By Design

Chris Hankey - Owner / Designer
1312 Bermuda Ct.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575

Phone: (843) 504-1492

Fax: (843) 215-0827

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