Forest Hills Backyard Escape

Creating natural indoor/outdoor living space in San Francisco

San Francisco Mission: Urban park-like paradise

This garden renovation brought modern shape and texture to a vintage space.

East Bay drought-proofing: A suburban lawn re-imagined

In Moraga, a tired and water-hogging lawn makes way for a drought-tolerant meadow.

Eureka Valley makeover: Backyard blight becomes hidden delight

This Victorian garden renovation borrowed from the modern-lifestyle playbook, “When all else fails, cover it with a deck.”

Twin Peaks front garden upgrades: From staging to something special

When the “for sale” sign came down, the real garden went in.

Orinda landscape upgrades: Desert garden with a view

Before selling, these owners finally created the garden they always wanted. Then they wished they had done it sooner.



Excelsior backyard renovation: Organic overhaul

An overlooked boxy mess gets fresh life as an organic and open rain garden retreat.


SF Outer Sunset: Discovering a new favorite space

This garden makeover was a combination of archaeology and evolution.

Creating a relaxing outdoor area.

Bernal Heights pocket garden: Colorful and compact courtyard

Think you don’t have enough space to create a magical garden for entertaining and enjoyment? Check this out.


Potrero Hill: Ultra-modern refresh

Deborah Thomas Gardens teamed up with a local celebrity for this daring design.


North Oakland small space garden: Postage stamp privacy

A long neglected side-yard becomes a private retreat and social focal point.

Noe Valley garden makeover: Flowers and bountiful color

Color, cut flowers, and more color make this small space garden a happy welcome home in every season. 

East Oakland: Front lawn be gone!  

Reused materials and water-friendly plants replace front lawn.