I provide garden designs for homes in the Sacramento area and Sonoma County.

My goal is to create you a design that helps nurture both you and the surrounding environment, and make you excited to spend time outside in your garden. All of my landscape designs are customized to fit your needs and work with your space.

I use my creativity and ability to think both of details and the big picture to design you a landscape that features innovative uses of your space. The plants I feature are carefully selected to work with your environment. I am happy to design around existing features or plants you'd like to keep, and I consider any needs you may have for phasing of implementation.

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I specialize in:

Water-Wise Gardens

water wise garden

Pollinator Gardens

pollinator garden

Small Spaces

small space gardens

Urban Homesteads

urban homestead gardens

Edible Gardens

edible gardens

What Others Are Saying:

Melissa not only delivered a very original design, but she listened to and included everything that we wanted. She followed through with everything she said she would do and made it very clear with what she was providing us in what time frame. It felt like we had a partner in the remodel of our garden, not just someone who was coming in to get a paycheck as quickly as possible.   - Brianna, Sacramento

I love the creative design and how it accommodates my desire for spaces specific to relaxation, planting and playing.  Melissa really listens, and has a passion for helping a client create the space that he/she wants. She is patient and creative and takes feedback well. She is easy to talk to and also is a huge animal lover!   - Kathy, Sacramento

I have a home in Midtown with a small yard, and we would love to use it for entertaining but it had an awkward layout. I would have never thought to use a landscape designer on a small project, but now I actually see that it was probably MORE important to use one! Melissa did a fantastic job creating a space that is super functional and looks much better than anything I could have come up with on my own. The contractor we are using to do the demo and hardscape was very impressed with her work as well, and said it’s going to make his job much easier since we can give him copies of the plan to use. Highly recommended, even if you’re pretty sure you don’t need help. - Jason, Sacramento

Brianna's backyard design
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Let Me Design the Garden of Your Dreams!

Landscape Design Packages includes:

  • a hand-drafted, to-scale design of your garden
  • a customized plant list with quantities
  • notes of plant care
  • suggested implementation phases, if needed

Rate: $500 and up, depend on size of space


Don't need a full design but need help with plant selection, advice on a DIY project, or best use of your space? Check out my garden consultation services.

Wondering how the design process works or what to expect? Read this.

Contact me today to book your free consultation!

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