Functional Secret Garden

The original owners completely remodeled this small house and lot. We started our part of the project by removing some large mulberry trees from the 12-foot deep front landscape. Next, we built a board-formed concrete planter bed to provide privacy to the alley. For outdoor enjoyment, we created an Ipe deck with fire pit, a paver patio. and pathways in the 15- foot deep backyard. For increased privacy, panels of galvanized metal fencing were installed on one side and planted with Trachelospermum (Star Jasmine) vine. The other side was planted with dwarf citrus trees.  You can view the transformation of house and gardens here:



Key Characteristics

  • Board formed concrete planter
  • Fire pit
  • Water feature
  • Awning
  • Small lot plantings
  • Plants for privacy
  • IPE deck




"Everything we wanted and more. Margaret has designed our landscaping at two different homes in Healdsburg, CA. She is so talented! We loved the plans she put together for us - and the properties were very different - so she is excellent at creating designs for different styles. Margaret listens to our ideas and needs, brings plant samples and photos so we can see what are options are, and delivers a beautiful end product." — Susan H.

If you are interested in Margaret designing and installing your landscape call (707) 799-9118 or click the button to send her an email.