Landscape
Portfolio of Design Services

The Old Iranian word pairidaeza refers to a walled orchard, garden or enclosed hunting park ~ a calm, sheltered retreat from the outside world. Elaborate water channels, pools and fountains cool the air. Fragrant flowers offer varied and vibrant colour. Elegant trees offer shade and fruit.

If Paradise derives from such an elemental, idyllic place, then that is what I strive to create. Consulting the Genius of the Place to inspire a garden congruent with the environment.
The quality sought to be introduced into any garden or landscape is that of enchantment ~ marrying beauty in art and beauty in nature, creating a diverse, nourishing place for the body, mind, spirit.

My own design aesthetic is based on a perception and practice that has evolved over three decades exploring a range from formal English landscapes, Moorish and Mediterranean gardens, elemental Japanese design and lush Tropical planting.
Over time, the “Paradise” aesthetic has been married to the practical notions of productive landscapes and gardens customised to suit the nature and spirit of modern lifestyle, people and place – form, function, beauty and fruit!

Professional Services

Gardens

carmel valley

planting plans

landscape plans

veggie terraces and fruit trees

veggie terraces and trees 2

town gardens 4
1988

San Pedro 3
1990

San Pedro 2
1990

San Pedro 4
1990

big sur landscape

town gardens 2
1985

permaculture landscape

permaculture project in Pescadero – BCS

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improvements

big sur landscape plan
2003

town gardens 1
1986

town gardens (paving)
1985

San Pedro 1
1990

sketch (San Pedro, Malaga)
1990

sketches (San Pedro)
1990