A Native Garden

About Us

Susan TrindleI am Susan Trindle a garden and landscape designer specializing in California Natives and drought tolerant plants with specific knowledge of Southern California. I intimately know our climate, soil and water situation. I've worked at Tree of Life Nursery – The leading grower of California Native Plants- since 2003. My philosophy is to plant the proper plant in the best location the 1st time to provide years of enjoyment for the owner and the plant. My gardens are designed to produce a beautiful landscape , creating a wonderful habitat for people, butterflies and birds, with year round color and use the minimum amounts of water and maintenance.

I strive to create your garden.  By that I mean that I want this to be your creation, your taste and your design developed with my assistance. Tell me what you want, need and like, and I'll create it using the right plants for your location.  I have developed a comprehensive design matrix intended to stimulate your ideas and desires and assist you in firming your plans and needs.  

I also offer talks and workshops.  Please go to the Services page for a full listing, then e-mail me to set up a time to schedule.  

We can do it all from removal to the finishing touches.  Do you want new plants or an outdoor kitchen?  New walks, a new driveway, raised planters, you dream it up and we'll make it happen.