garden by michal

As a professional garden designer and coach, here’s what I can do for you:

  • Provide information and expertise to help you avoid expensive mistakes and add value, as well as beauty to your property
  • Offer a new perspective to transform or update your garden’s “look and feel”
  • Share knowledge of core design concepts like proportion, balance, color and texture
  • Collaborate with you to find fresh approaches and new ways to live in your landscape
  • Select plants that look great, thrive over time, and fit the site and micro-climate
  • Coach you in plant care and selection, irrigation requirements, pruning, and seasonal maintenance tasks
  • Share practical resources for contractors, plants and materials

Michal Commanday has been a gardener for over thirty years, creating beautiful gardens wherever she has lived in Berkeley, Oakland and Walnut Creek. She holds certificates in Landscape Horticulture, Design & Construction and an Associate of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from Merritt College in Oakland, CA.  Michal is an active member of the California Native Plant Society, the Garden Conservancy and the Association for Landscape Design Professionals and is a docent at the East Bay Regional Park’s native plant garden at Tilden Park in Berkeley, where she leads tours for children and adults.


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