Featured Projects

My design projects have ranged from formal to naturalistic, from Mediterranean to modern. The one consistent theme that runs throughout the gardens I design is I really try to thoughtfully develop the planting plan so that each plant has a purpose even if it’s just to look lovely in context to what it’s planted with.  I love to support habitat with planting material and invite beneficial insects.  I strongly encourage my clients to consider the gardens impact in terms of water usage, permeability and durability.  This approach extends not just to plant material, but to material selection, irrigation design etc…

A very neglected landscape was transformed into a lovely habitat garden with California natives, succulents, edibles and grasses. We broke up the concrete patio and used them as steps for the hillside. The upper area which was a tangle of weeds became a meandering decomposed granite path with fruit trees and natives.