Oak Woodland Deer Park

Deer Tol Med
Sage Lavender
On The Edge
Hummingbird Sage


How do you design garden space when the site conditions demand that nature prevails?

This property bordering the Walnut Creek Open Space has a beautiful outlook but is hot, hilly, challenging to irrigate and too awkward to fence. Deer, turkeys, raccoons, and squirrels consider it their own. The solution: Use good-looking plants unpalatable to critters and tolerant of summer drought!

On the open space verge, a California native palette of grasses and sages merges with the distant landscape and creates a serene garden space under Valley Oaks. Near the house, a carefully curated selection of aromatic and resilient Mediterranean plants provides structure, color and cooling greenery.

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