California Native Plants

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

Need help with your landscape?

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. For more information, please visit my Services page.

Online Landscape Design

This service is designed for both local and long distance customers. Interactive, online meetings are conducted via web conferencing. Landscape photo imaging or 3D rendering are used as visualizing tools. Plants, paving materials, and other landscape features can be changed with the click of a mouse.

Please visit the Services page for more information.

Landscape Plans

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

Design Details

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

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

houzz interior design ideas

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

Online Landscape Design Services


Online Landscape Design, Virtual Landscape Design, Landscape Plans

Drafted scale drawings of hardscape features (patios, paths, walls, pergolas, etc), plants and lighting, using professional CAD software, resulting in precise, easy to read plans. During the *design process, photo imaging or 3D 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.


In order to get started, please submit the form below, answering as many of the questions as possible. If you live in Santa Barbara, we can set up a time to meet. I will be able to take a look at your property and give you design options and fee rates from there. Please let me know your availability for meeting.

If you live out of this area and are interested in online design, please send me some information about your project and a few photographs of the areas you would like to address (see form and info below). From there we would have a phone conversation Then, l would need to be provided with a plot plan, site plan or hand drawn measurements of your house on your lot. At that point, I will be able to give you a price quote for doing a design and plan.


Visit the Design page to view examples of Online Landscape Design projects. Visit the Site page to start thinking about considerations to be addressed while designing your landscape.

Local Landscape Services

- available to Santa Barbara area  residents 

Landscape Design, Landscape Plans

 For local residents desiring a plan, a combination of on-site and online meetings are scheduled.                                                                                                                                                                       Hourly On-Site Consultation

DESIGN: Most often, I prefer to think through all the variables and details via a scale drawing but in instances where there is existing landscape in need of slight modification, working on-site can be a possibility.

LOCAL LANDSCAPE INSTALLATION CONSULTATION: Visits to job sites to work with installers and ensure that the landscape is being implemented according to the plan.

LOCAL HOURLY LANDSCAPE REVIEW: Visits to maturing landscapes to review maintenance practices.




If you are interested in my Online Landscape Design Service, please submit the form below. Photos, site plans or measurements of the areas you would like to address can be emailed to:

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