Melissa Kellogg, Principal | Melissa began Sanctuary Gardens
on the premise that a beautiful and inspiring garden is a sanctuary for both the physical and mental self and provides 
a place for exploration, recuperation and celebration.

Whether it's a geranium spilling over a small balcony or a half acre giving way to public open space, the garden provides 
vital and sometimes neglected connections to a broader world and to living things that are non-human but not non-essential. 
The garden may be designed to nurture quiet meditative energy, bright active vitality, or a spectrum of experiences. 
But, the core element of your garden is you!

Melissa has been connecting people to their landscapes since 1999. Having lived in many different environments, from the lushness of the Pacific Northwest, to the density of New York City, to the microclimates of California, she intuitively recognizes the essential "elements of place" and brings them into spaces both large and small. While focusing on reducing water use in the landscape and the incorporation of native and Mediterranean region plants in the garden, Melissa's mantra 
of "right plant, right place" guides her in the development of 
a wide variety of garden habitats.

Melissa is a certified Landscape Horticulture, Design, and 
Construction Specialist (Meritt College, 2004), a member 
of the California Association of Landscape Contractors, and 
a member of the Mediterranean Garden Society.
She has been a featured designer on numerous episodes of HGTV's popular series Landscape SmartHer volunteer efforts have included developing design alternatives for improvements to the Redwood Heights Recreation Center in Oakland, CA, service 
on the board of the Friends of Oakland Parks, and native 
plant propagation and restoration projects with the Central Park Conservancy, New York, and Golden Gate National Parks Association, San Francisco. She is personally interested in rainwater harvesting and groundwater recharging techniques, 
as well as greywater filtration and reuse, and happily shares what she knows.

Melissa currently resides in Los Angeles. In her present practice, she designs for clients throughout California, and collaborates time and again with Harvard alum Mark Goldschmidt for residential design projects in Pasadena and surrounding areas.                                                               

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