Our landscape design portfolio focuses on a variety of sustainable landscape design techniques that fulfill your needs and lifestyle. Take a look at our designs to see some of the transforming work we have helped create.
Golden State Gardens created this sustainable landscape design using mainly California native plants to create a low water pollinator garden. It also modernizes the original 1950's walkway using the existing materials and diverts rainwater away from the house and towards the plants with a drywall and swale. The driveway was widened by adding pavers so a second car can be easily accessed.
ROSE GARDEN BUNGALOW
Water conservation was a top priority for this recently remodeled home in the Rosegarden neighborhood. Rainwater was directed away from the house and into a swale, which fills with water during a rain and becomes a dry riverbed in the summer. This water conserving techniques distributes rainwater throughout the garden and gives California native plants the deep winter rain that they love. Pavers were used to expand the porch, widen the driveway, and create a new curvy walkway. The owners' love of California native plants (in particular wild flowers) and hometown roots from the southern U.S. are combined into one cohesive design.
After the homeowners added a detached office to their backyard, they decided that updating the landscape was the next step. The homeowners needed the backyard landscape to match their style and provide inspiration while looking out the office windows or meandering through the backyard. Golden State Gardens created a design that kept the existing hardscape structures in place while blending in flagstone that was already located on-site.
The homeowners felt like their front yard needed a modern touch-up to fit with their changing style. That’s when they reached out to Golden State Gardens to provide a clean, modern, and simple look. This low maintenance landscape design focuses on the use of color, landscape lighting, and horizontal plant placement to achieve the homeowners desired appearance.
ENGLISH COTTAGE INSPIRED RAIN GARDEN
The old existing brick pathway was reimagined and repurposed in this inviting entryway that adds instant curb appeal. A diverse array of flowers, colors, and textures frame the walkway creating an English cottage inspired feel. Rain water is diverted away from the house with the swale allowing the plants to establish a strong root foundation to flourish in the spring. The wrought iron gate serves as a specimen and frames the property.
LAWN CONVERSION REBATE
The homeowners were quick to take advantage of Santa Clara Valley Water’s lawn conversion rebate for this front and side yard design. With the help of Golden State Gardens we were able to design a front and side yard garden that provided year-round food and shelter for local wildlife using mainly California native plants.
This low water design blends the owners' modern style with a need for low maintenance plants and privacy. This no lawn landscape features spreading ground cover, an animal barrier, and an intimate courtyard. Succulents and cobbles help to blend the modern, straight lines with a softer California garden.