Ryan Gainey (Photo by Dan Griffin)
Ryan Gainey (Photo by Dan Griffin)

World-renowned garden designer and Decatur resident Ryan Gainey has died in a house fire at his second home in Lexington, Ga., according to a report from Decaturish.

The fire occurred on the evening of July 29, officials in Oglethorpe County said. His longtime friend Brooks Garcia confirmed Gainey had died in the fire after running into the home to rescue his Jack Russell terriers. The dogs did not survive, Garcia said.

Gainey operated landscape design firm Ryan Gainey & Co. in Decatur. You can find out more about Gainey, his work and projects at ryangainey.com.


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