Landscape Designers Specializing in California Native Plant Gardens

The following is contact information for native plant landscape designers whose gardens have been showcased on previous tours, or whose gardens are appearing on this year’s Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour. Having a designer spend a couple of hours talking with you at your garden is a wonderful—and inexpensive—way to get started gardening with natives! Consider having one of these designers come over to your garden for a one-hour consultation.

An asterisk (*) denotes designers who are offering discount consultations to Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour participants. Just mention the Tour to receive your discount.

Beneath each designer’s name is a list of the gardens that s/he has designed. If you would like to see samples of a landscaper’s work, just click on any of the gardens below to view photographs, read extensive garden descriptions, and download plant lists. Some of these gardens were featured on prior Tours; gardens that will be participating in this year’s Tour have been marked for your convenience.

Rick Alatorre*

Alatorre Garden Design 3101 Roosevelt Avenue, Richmond CA 94804 (510) 932-9913;

Cindy Angers*

EcoFolia Design (925) 323-5696, 1452 N. Vasco Rd., # 134, Livermore, Landscape Architect, #6021;

Alexandra Ashton

Urban Flora Landscape Design (510) 612-0639;


Bill and Nancy English’s garden, Orinda
Tré Frane’s garden, Orinda
Pat Rudebusch’s garden, Orinda – On the Tour this year!

Lauren Bennett

Bay Wise Gardens (510) 542-4593

Four Dimensions Landscape Company*

Four Dimensions Landscape Company 2928 Poplar Street, Oakland CA 94608
(510) 893-1999
Landscape Architect, #2906; Landscape Contractor, #484907 Certified Horticulturalist

Susan Friedman

Susan Friedman Landscape Architecture (925) 806-0643, San Ramon, Landscape Architect, #3893;

Rick Goodwin*

Rick Goodwin Native Garden Design (510) 499-0870;

Corinne Louise Greenberg, MA*

Corinne Louise Design P.O. Box 7627, Berkeley, CA 94707 510-526-3593; Certified Horticulturist; Environmental Educator

Luke Hass

Luke Hass Fine Gardens 510-299-4529;
Landscape Contractor License # 933460

Jude Hawley*

Wild Sage Gardens 510-590-1510;

Nancy McKee-Jolda and Robert Jolda’s garden, Piedmont
Robin Heyden’s garden, Alameda – On the Tour this year!

Michael Hogan*

Butterfly, Hummingbird and Bee, Richmond (650) 679-4631

Kelly Marshall*

Kelly Marshall Garden Design 617 W. Myrick Court, Clayton 94517 (925) 914-0327;

Alrie Middlebrook*

Middlebrook Gardens 76 Race Street, San Jose CA 95126 (408) 292-9993;

Lois Simonds*

Gardening by Nature’s Design Landscape Contractor, CA #893957 6392 Claremont Avenue, Richmond CA 94805 (510) 501-0243;

Nancy Warfield and David Grey’s garden, El Cerrito
Wayne Whitney’s garden, Berkeley – On the Tour this year!

Liz Simpson

Liz Simpson Garden Design (Liz has moved to Seattle! Her entries are just here for reference)

Pete Veilleux*

East Bay Wilds 1972-A 36th Avenue, Oakland CA 94601 (510) 409-5858;
Flicker photos:

Kat Weiss*

Kat Weiss Landscape Design Landscape Architect, CA #4804857 Livermore CA (925) 518-9083;

Anna Wendorf*

Anna Wendorf Design (925) 300-5786

Lauren Kindorf’s garden, Clayton – New this year!

Roxy Wolosenko

Roxy Designs, 315 Oakvue Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 (925) 286-8806; Landscape Contractor, #905218

An asterisk (*) denotes designers who are offering discount consultations to Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour participants.