Gallery: Landscape Designer Margie Ruddick Fined for Her Own Garden


Landscape designer Margie Ruddick is in the running for the 2011 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, and ironically, she’s also faced with fines for the landscaping of her own yard! Ruddick’s ecological ‘Garden of Eden’ was found to be unkempt with “weeds” by authorities in the City of Philadelphia.

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  1. Krag December 22, 2011 at 11:46 am

    You mean her lawn didn’t look like a golf course? Who would want to live next to a neighbor who’s lawn looked like nature. The world needs to get back to reality

  2. margaret gerhard August 25, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    help-i just got busted for the same thing in greenbay wisconsin(which is not really that green)—-pleas e help me!

  3. ray July 29, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    So, some dumb city employee just wasted hundreds, if not thousands, of Philadelphia’s tax dollars by making her go to court and fight her case. What a waste

  4. caeman July 29, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Screw property value. Trees are far prettier than garden gnomes.

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