Nan provides on-site garden consultations, garden design concepts and plant material recommendations. Her preferred method is to rejuvenate an existing garden, taking the process from consultation through installation, which includes personally choosing the best plant materials for the site.

  • On-site garden consultations
  • Garden design concepts
  • Plant Material recommendations, procurement, and layout
  • Installation crew oversight (crew of clients choice, recommendations available)
  • Quarterly review, recommendation, and shaping available

See below for examples of Nan's work!

Case Study 1: English Garden

The client’s desire was to have the formality of a formal English Garden, and the exuberance of a cottage garden. The design segmented the parcel into quadrants, featuring a central accent and focal point. The result was a magical combination of old style elegance, and country garden charm. The end result was featured in Sunset Magazine, the front cover of the Los Angeles Times annual garden calender, 2002, and numerous publications.

BeforeInitial Layout
AfterAfter (Detail of Right)

Case Study 2: California Native Garden

Before the installation of this ˝ acre California Native Garden, this north facing hillside was a weed covered slope. The design featured native riparian plants from the natural creek bed, to a mountain selection on the upper edges of the property. The photographs make evident the progression from the cleared land, the installed garden within 6 months, and the Sunset Magazine photograph of the ramada taken one year after installation.

1 Year Later (View From the Right)

Case Study 3: Cottage Garden, front borders

This 1941 vernacular cottage lacked character after renovation. To create a cozy and warm feeling of enclosure, the picket fence was installed, grass reduced to a small green island, the resulting wide borders filled with fragrant roses, lavenders, salvias, and colorful perennials.


Case Study 4: Cottage Garden, back yard

In a generic and square back yard, the area was re-configured to encourage entertainment under a vine covered and window pane hung arbor. An enclosure of Eugenia was created to provide a private ‘tea room’, and a wide border was planted with roses, herbs, citrus and fruit trees.

Before (Left View)After (Left View)

Before (Right View)After (Right View)