Santa Barbara Garden Design
A Message from Joan
We offer complete landscape design and garden coaching services for Santa Barbara and Goleta, with an emphasis on colorful, water-conserving plants for our mild, Mediterranean climate.
Whether you are tending the tiniest patio or the grandest estate, gardening is one of life's greatest pleasures.
No matter what your space, daily dose of sunlight or soil type, scores of beautiful Mediterranean and native plants can fill your garden with months of long-lasting blooms. Many also offer attractive foliage in shades of green, silver, red, bronze and blue, providing a captivating interplay of color, contrast and texture.
At Santa Barbara Garden Design, we are committed to creating colorful gardens that conserve water, attract wildlife and contribute to a healthier environment.
Our designs typically include trees, shrubs and perennials that are well suited to our seasonal cycle of warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters.
These proven performers require little supplemental irrigation. They shrug off pests and diseases naturally, without heavy doses of chemicals. They are child and pet friendly. And they support wildlife -- especially birds and butterflies. We work with nature at every step.
That approach extends to the vegetable garden as well. Diversity of plantings, rich, loamy soil, beneficial insects, companion planting and composting all contribute to harvests that are delicious, healthy and beautiful on the table.
Whether you desire a wild, Mediterranean meadow, an informal, jumbled cottage-style garden, a quaint, kitchen garden or a soothing swath of greenery, we will design an inviting outdoor living space that's just right for you.