Garden Design Portfolio

Ten years experience designing dynamic residential and public landscapes that please the eye, create a welcoming atmosphere, and soothe the spirit. Bringing Back The Natives Garden Tour 2006 featured the Meditation Garden I designed for St. Johnís Episcopal Church in Oakland. A stimulating addition to Aquatic Park is the Childrenís Ecology Garden I designed and project managed for the City of Berkeley.

I specialize in creating lively, healing gardens that are wildlife friendly; restoring mature landscapes, and using California native plants. Many design styles are available, from the more formal to the casual, including manicured Asian inspired, spare modernist visions, lush English cottage, Italian Mediterranean, Sub-Tropical, California natural, and Sanctuary Retreat.

Each Design begins with the clientís garden wishes; I use my expertise to incorporate those into the final design. Every project includes Landscape Assessment, and is geared to creating an easy to maintain design that addresses the particular challenges, hidden opportunities, and specific microclimates of your landscape. Decks, patios, arbors, special paths, water features, threshold gates, and sculptural accents can be included in the design service. Water saving, sustainable gardens a specialty.

Aroma Herbal Botanical
Butterfly & Hummingbird Welcome
Childís Play Discovery Ramble
Edible Paradise
Iberian Contemplation
Peace On Earth: Meditation Retreat
Tea Gardens: Alice, Zen, or Whimsey

Accent On The Details:
I can work together with you to make purchase choices or re-shuffle what you have to enhance your garden experience. Furniture, artwork, accent objects, container plant collections, flower arrangements, and special accent plants all contribute to help create an inviting garden atmosphere.

Quick Fix For Resale:
I can efficiently design focal point plantings to enhance the house and yard appeal for the buyer. Entryways are a specialty, and set the tone.

Landscape Consultation:
Assess plant health and recommend which plants to save, transplant, or remove;
Indicate landscape challenges and provide solutions including useful advice for:
Erosion control, fire prevention awareness, water saving;
Healthy garden management instruction, composting lessons;
Site preparation direction, Project Management

My goal is to help you enjoy your garden more and learn to manage it less yet more wisely.


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