Design Consultations

$150 flat fee for the San Francisco or Oakland Areas

  • The initial consultation is a one hour exploration of your space and a sit down to dream up the perfect design. This informal meeting flushes out exactly what you want out of your project and how to get us there!

  • Design consultations are customized to both your unique location and personal maintenance preferences, by choosing the right plants for your growing conditions, and your level of interest in maintaining your garden.

  • A consult also covers practicalities like… do you have parking, or are we going to have to meter-hop all afternoon?

  • If after your consultation we feel the space isn’t a good fit for our style or your project is outside of our abilities, your consultation is free.

  • For inquires outside of San Francisco and Oakland areas, please contact us for a quote (We work in Mountain View, Palo Alto, Marin, Sausalito, etc.)

  • If you have inspirational pictures now is the time to gather them up…


Curbside deliveries within San Francisco have a flat fee of $100, Oakland areas $150.

  • If the items are light and moving them to their final placement isn’t extensive, it will be included with delivery.

  • Most deliveries done Sunday - Wednesday after 6pm.

Maintenance and One-Time Projects

$150 for the first hour & $80 each additional hour, rounded to each quarter hour.

  • Install

  • Pruning

  • Seasonal maintenance

  • Biweekly or Monthly maintenance

  • We specialize in

    • Tropical or Xyric Design

    • Drought tolerant / Arid Gardens

    • South African

    • Mediterranean

    • Potted Spaces

    • Rare / Specimen collections / Caudiciform

    • Monochromatic / Bichromatic gardens

    • Greenhouses

    • Hand water gardens

    • Fire retardant plants / Home defense plants


Your Pre Consult Musings

  • Primary Vantage and purpose of space

  • Color Palette including value

  • Exposure, and sun variation through the year

  • Soft vs. Structural

  • Full vs. Minimalist

  • Durability of plants AKA are they around drunk friends, dogs or kids?