California Native Plants

Ask me about creating a California native plant palette suited to the area you live in.

Landscape Plans

Unique plant palettes, precise CAD plans, landscape photo imaging, 3D rendering and web conferencing during the design development phase.

Design Details

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Landscape Photo Imaging

Shown below is an imaged view of a landscape design followed by a photo of the yard after installation.

Waterwise Transformation

Before Design

An unused lawn is replaced with a flagstone patio, flagstone stepping stones, low water use plants, gravel and a small vegetable garden.

After Installation

Native Carex Lawn

In the example below, a native Carex lawn has been planted with flowering shrubs and perennials.

Designing for Small Spaces

Townhouse Patio, Garden Room

Small spaces can present an interesting challenge as every square inch must be carefully considered and utilized - the end result being cozy and comfortable, outdoor garden room, living areas.

Townhouse Patio, Garden Room
Townhouse Patio, Garden Room

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"We worked with Donna for five years, both as a designer and landscape maintenance consultant and found her to be very talented and service oriented - a pleasure to work with." - Dave, Montecito

Santa Barbara Area Landscapes

                                                                                                                                                                             Santa Barbara Area Landscape Design:

Please submit the form below so that I can have an idea of what is involved in your project. From there we can schedule an appointment for me to come to take a look at your property. Generally, there is a combination of on-site and online meetings.


Landscape Facilitation:

Often I am involved in the installations of my designs, working with local landscape contractors and trade persons.


Landscape Review:

Regular reviews on a monthly or occasional basis to ensure that the landscape is looking it's best.


"Donna was a pleasure to work with. She listened to our ideas regarding a drought tolerant and edible landscape, and came back with a beautifully designed yard space. The digital renderings made it extremely easy to envision what the finished yard would look like, and were invaluable in our decision making process. On top of that Donna completed the design very swiftly and was very affordable.  If you're debating hiring a designer, do yourself a favor and work with Donna! The investment was well worth her expertise and design.  Thanks so much for your help!"  - Steve K., Phelan CA

Online Landscape Design for California and Arizona


CAD Landscape Plans, Virtual 3D Landscape Rendering, Digital Landscape Photo Imaging

Drafted scale drawings of hardscape features (patios, paths, walls, pergolas, etc), water features, plants and lighting, using professional CAD software, result in precise, easy to read plans. During the *design process, photo imaging or 3D rendering software is used as a design tool to aid in visualizing the proposed finished product. Unique plant palettes are created for each client based on location, personal taste and unique site conditions.
*Web conferencing is used to conduct online meetings during the design development process. Clients are invited to view my computer desktop where I am able to display plant palette photos, site photos, the CAD plan, imaging photos or 3D renderings. In addition, we are able to visit websites pertinent to the plants or materials used in the design.


Visit the Design page to view examples of Online Landscape Design projects as well as other examples of Landscape Photo Imaging and Virtual 3D Rendering. Visit the Projects page to view examples of projects that have been implemented in the past. Visit the Site page to start thinking about considerations to be addressed while designing your landscape.


Please submit the questionnaire form at the bottom of the page. Please send photos of your yard to


***If you aren't in possession of a scale drawing, site plan of your property, I recommend that you obtain one from an online site such as I suggest the Complex version for $169.99. In order to proceed with a design, I would need a detailed site plan indicating house on the lot, driveway, existing plants and any other information that would be necessary in order to get started.



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