40 Under 40, Class of 2018

Sam Brown


Fiddleheads Garden Center

Job Title

Owner/Landscape Architect


  • As a landscape architect, Sam was on the design team that helped create the first park on the Atlanta Beltline, which transformed a struggling neighborhood that is now thriving with residential, retail and green spaces.
  • Garden center was named one of the top 100 fastest growing businesses for University of Georgia alumni.


On His Bucket List: Sam plans “to visit and thoroughly experience” all of the national parks in the United States. So far, he has visited 28 of them.

Fun Facts

Pass the Popcorn: Sam and his wife, Carrie, love to go to the movies. They prefer thrillers, comedies and dramas. Some of their favorite directors are Quentin Tarantino and Christopher Nolan.

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