Painting with plants, building materials and decor...
Gates & Croft is a landscaping design firm with 25 years of experience in design and in horticulture. We focus on designing environments tailored to your site, microclimate and your specific needs. We treat each client as a unique individual whose tastes and practical needs are paramount. We are concerned with helping your landscape reflect your lifestyle, interests, availability for maintenance, pest and future problem avoidance, personal likes and dislikes, budget and more. We have developed a questionnaire to help you define these requirements.
Some of the design areas we specialize in are...
- Drought tolerant plantings Areas for children & pets California natives
- Edible gardens Pool and Jacuzzi areas Tropical looks
- Traditional/Mediterranean Decorative water features Grass gardens
- Contemporary styles Cacti & succulents Oriental styles
- Do-it-yourself help Formal gardens Feng Shui concepts
- Problem solving Sport areas Special effects
- Theme development and more...
We work with interior and exterior landscaping for both large and small jobs. We design hardscapes (permanent features) and softscapes (plant selections). You can use us for creative or horticultural consultation, on a daily or hourly basis to do formal plans, or to organize and oversee a project from concept and design to completion. (If you need formula or full-service landscape work, rather than unique, personalized landscaping design, we suggest that you contact a commercial landscaping service). Our goal is to create original environments that fulfill your needs in every way possible.
ANNOUNCING THE RELEASE OF OUR FIRST GARDEN BOOK: All the Garden's a Stage: Choosing the Best Performing Plants for a Sustainable Garden ! It was released worldwide from Schiffer Books at the end of May, 2012.
Please check our blog for articles on gardening and design information and advice at GardenGates.
Click Here to Check out the Cover Article on One of Our Jobs in the National Magazine: 'Landscape Contractor'
Catch Jane at the 2013 Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle, WA where she will be doing these seminars:
2/20/2013: All the Garden's a Stage: Sustainable Plant Characters for Your Garden (12:15 PM)
2/21/2013: Comedy & Drama in the Garden: Fine Art (at the Right Price!) from Recycled Materials (1:45 PM)
Original hillside (fire hazard) Newly landscaped hillside with fruit orchard, pond and bridge Hillside growing in (fire-resistant, productive and colorful!)
Gates and Croft is proud to announce having won the 2nd Place Award in the International Landscape Plant Design contest for Land8 for the best design and overall use of plants in a landscape plan from among close to 40 entries from all over the world.
Member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers
Member of the Garden Writers Association
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