Ola Grande

Drought tolerant, sustainable landscape design
Kate and Stuart’s home was a sanctuary for them and the perfect place for their family retreat. A home that incorporated the outdoors as part of their living space. The main focus of my design was a sustainable landscape in harmony with the earth – friendly architecture and my client’s lifestyle. Equally important was to design with awareness and respect for bio diversity and the natural habitat of the properties ecosystem. Read more’

Santa Cruz Beach House Landscape Design and Build Project

Taking their plant passion and going with it
From our first meeting they were clear decision makers, knowing what plants they wanted to see in their garden. The beach house that was designed by the talented Warren Tamashiro took several years from design to completion. During the building phase I visited the site regularly to investigate and plan how to integrate the existing landscape into our landscaping vision. Read more’

Sky / Water Reflection

This was a tremendous transformation in a unique space. My clients had a particular vision and allowed me creative license with the landscape design, style and materials. We were all very satisfied with the finished project. This project included various types of hard landscaping in a small space and also included a substantial water feature. The water feature was essentially a mini pool. The sounds of water from the fountain, reflections off the surface of the pool and the subtle ripple effect made a garden space that was beyond the visual. Read more’

santa cruz capitola landscape design contractor, Natalain Schwartz
California contractor license C-27 586725