“Margaret is a very gifted...”

Margaret is a very gifted landscape designer. She is extremely knowledgeable about plant selection and placement, and was excellent at incorporating my plant choices or ideas. She combined a beautiful variety of textures, shapes and colors and was very responsive to my design requests. The quality of the plants as well as the hardscape installation was very impressive. Margaret was very professional, communicated clearly and promptly, and has been very available since the planting of the garden for consultation and small additions. She transformed a barren and neglected garden, filled with crab grass and asphalt, into a stunning oasis. I recommend her highly.

— Catherine M.


“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.


"...improved the outdoor experience...”

“Margaret is a wonderful partner and has done a tremendous job here at the winery by creating and installing a beautiful garden from the ground up which has dramatically improved the outdoor experience for our guests and enhanced our natural environment that reflects our love for the land and our local heritage."

— Phil Hurst, CEO and Managing Partner, Truett-Hurst Winery, Healdsburg


“..transforms these ideas into reality.”

Margaret is a delight to work with. She has shown a unique ability to work with me to define what I want in my garden and then to transform these ideas into reality. She has extensive knowledge of locally appropriate plants and shrubs that have thrived in our garden. In a short period of time she has transformed our existing landscape into a wonderful vegetable garden as well as a bountiful supply of flowers year round. Margaret really knows her stuff!” 

— Marcia F.

“She is an excellent problem-solver...”

We've had the pleasure of working closely with Margaret for the past several years from the inception of our garden planning to its implementation and expansion. She has been instrumental in designing our extensive gardens for both our home and painting studio. 

Margaret is expert in her recommendations whether aesthetic or practical. She contributes planning and supervision while taking the time to carefully listen to our needs from color concerns to choosing specific plants that are both deer resistant and drought tolerant. She is an excellent problem-solver and a constant, reliable resource. Her passion for landscape design is contagious and has resulted in gardens that are a constant inspiration.

— Lauren H.


“Margaret took my unfocused vision for the garden and created a space that reflects what I wanted and more.

—Care M.


“Can't tell you the number of people...”

“My front garden has become the destination of walkers in my neighborhood all on account of Margaret's design and knowledge of local plants. I can't tell you the number of people who comment on it to me, and in one case, even left a note. It's lush and beautiful and planted with many California native plants so I don't waste any of our precious water. It's also a great backdrop for my eclectic group of outdoor sculptures.”

— Jean M.