"Two things multiply reliably in the garden:
 snails and ideas..."


Like many satisfying endeavors, our landscape design process begins with a conversation in the garden.

Each outdoor space has something that makes it unique, whether it's a heritage oak, the dog's favorite shady spot, a canyon view, an old brick barbeque, talkative neighbors...
How you see and use the space makes it uniquely yours.

Sanctuary Gardens' design process involves getting to know your site, your home and, well, you.

On the technical side, the process is a series of conversations and concept review sessions between designer and homeowner that result in a detailed set of plans by which the project is built. And, while it may be tempting to lure a group of enthusiastic friends to help you perform your own installation, we can assist in locating a reliable contractor to get the job done -- giving you more time to plan that first barbeque.


  • Residential Landscape Design and Masterplanning
  • Landscape Consultation and Garden Coaching
  • Green Landscape Assessment
  • Small Patio and Potted Garden Design
  • Conceptual Design of Hardscape Elements:
  • Patios and Decks, Garden Walls and Fences
    Fountains, Stone and Masonry
  • Conceptual Design of Outdoor Structures:
  • Arbors, Pergolas, Gazebos and Seating

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Site Design & Photography: Maja Brugos Design