Sarah Newton

Landscape Architect

Rooted in biology and the arts, Sarah found landscape architecture through her passions for the natural world and the beauty of creativity. As a biology student at Elon University, she conducted plant ecology research in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. While studying landscape architecture at the University of Tennessee, she co-authored HydroLit, a water quality playbook to support communities of Southeast Tennessee. In her landscape architecture career, Sarah has worked in Nashville, Tennessee on projects within urban design, master planning, and residential design. Originally from Bristol, TN, Sarah is eager to work for and within the mountains she calls home.

Why I love this work

 I have had so many rich experiences in nature and outdoors, so it is a pleasure to create beautiful spaces for people to enjoy in that way as well as to promote the health of an ecosystem.

Trainings & Certifications

Registered Landscape Architect in Tennessee


Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Tennessee; Bachelor of Science in Biology, Elon University

Favorite Species

Dryopteris erythrosora, autumn fern - I love the texture of ferns and the unfurling of their fiddleheads, and this one in particular has the added beauty of changing colors with the seasons like many deciduous trees. It’s a resilient one too and can usually remain for much of the year.