Would you like a few ideas for a small area or a master plan for a few acres?
I offer a full line of landscape design and related services to meet a variety of needs and budgetary concerns. For more information, please visit my Services page.
Unique plant palettes, precise CAD plans, landscape photo imaging, 3D rendering and web conferencing during the design development phase.
When addressing small areas where plans might not be necessary, my Online Consultation might be the way to go. Please visit the Services page for details.
WELCOME to the website of landscape designer, Donna Lynn, based in Santa Barbara, serving coastal California and adjacent areas from Malibu to Santa Ynez as well as locations throughout the state of California via Online Landscape Design.
Landscapes for California
Landscape design that provides areas for outdoor living and simple solutions for growing edibles. Plant palette design focuses on providing year 'round color and interest. Virtual imaging in 3D or photo format is used as a visualizing
"Donna, thank you for being so easy to get along with. We appreciate that
you listened to what we wanted and didn't try to push us... you are a joy to work with!" - Patricia, Santa Barbara
Using plant palettes based on area of origin as points of departure, a unique plant palette is created for each client. Within each palette, plants that serve specific purposes are chosen, in addition to plants that provide interest throughout the year.
Creating attractive areas within the landscape for outdoor living - garden rooms, sanctuaries, nooks, niches and lookouts - that can then be personalized with fountains, furniture, pots and garden ornament.
Including fruit trees and areas for growing vegetables is a recurring landscape design request. This can be accomplished in a number of ways depending on the needs and desires of the client. In the above example, terraced planters for fruit trees were combined with native grasses and grass-like plants, colorful perennials, and an ever-blooming slope cover that attracts hummingbirds and beneficial insects.
With drought facing much of the country, this is a good time to consider including or converting to natives. With a wide variety of native species to choose from, natives can be applied to most garden design styles. Visit the Natives page to learn more.
During the design process, virtual imaging in 3D or photo format is used as a visualizing tool. In the above example, a small area is divided into separate outdoor living spaces. Proposed changes to the house are depicted as well.