Specializing in colorful, water-conserving gardens

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Welcome to Santa Barbara Garden Design

We offer complete landscape design and garden coaching services for the South Coast, from Santa Barbara and Goleta through Hope Ranch and Montecito, with an emphasis on the many colorful, water-conserving plants that thrive in our mild, Mediterranean climate.

Whatever your style — from spare to overflowing, traditional to modern, filled with flowers or focused on foliage — we are committed to creating gardens that attract wildlife, save water, and contribute to a healthy environment.

Principal Designer Joan S. Bolton believes that collaboration is key to successful design, and takes pride in tailoring each garden to the needs and aesthetics of each client. Whether you’re seeking a cozy outdoor space, a sweet native plant garden, or a broad swath of plants to frame a perfect view, we’ll create a beautiful garden that fits your lifestyle and celebrates this wonderful region we call home.

You can view Joan sharing her design philosophy by clicking on a new episode of Santa Barbara City TV’s Garden Wise television program.

What We Do

We offer a variety of services and resources to match our clients’ needs.

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From design concept to installation, we’ll work hand in hand with you to create a new landscape that you’ll be sure to enjoy for years to come.
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Book a coaching session with Joan to develop new skills, learn tips and tricks, or gain insight into boosting the beauty, health, and productivity of your garden.
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Join Joan as she shares practical advice about designing, planting, and caring for gardens throughout Santa Barbara, the Central Coast, and California.

Begin Your Garden Design Today!

Contact us to design an outdoor living space that’s just right for you. We serve the South Coast, including Santa Barbara, Goleta, Hope Ranch, and Montecito. We’ll start with a phone call or site visit to learn what you have in mind, and to discuss the possibilities for moving forward with your new landscape design.
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