HOW TO CONNECT
cell: (510) 847-0102
Introductory Phone Call:
Let's talk about why you're planning your garden project, what you hope to accomplish, when you need it done, and I'll share how I work, and when I can help. Together we will determine whether we might be a good fit and, if so, schedule an on-site consultation.
To get started, click the above button to schedule a phone call with me, or complete this form:
Thank you! I will contact you as soon as possible and look forward to talking to you about your project!-Reka
HOW I WORK:
I provide garden design and consultation services only.
If you are looking for a gardener or an an installer, check out CLCA.
Service 1: Garden Consultations
Typically one to two hours. We discuss your vision, needs and usage, garden features desired, site opportunities and constraints, your schedule and budget, some possible solutions to address site issues, plant communities suggestions, and specific services I provide to help your vision come to life. Together we will revisit whether we are a good fit, and, if so, review and discuss my design agreement.
I charge a fee for the on-site consultation, please contact me for details. Folks who've participated in this year's Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour receive a discounted rate!
Garden Fix-up & Maintenance Consultations:
I will work together with you to create a plant list to enhance or augment your existing plantings, recommend site furnishings or container pots and plantings. I can order and place plants for your gardener to install, or recommend an installer.
Consult for routine and periodic garden maintenance and horticultural care; create an annual maintenance schedule for your gardener to execute.
Service 2: Garden Design
Garden Design Agreement:
If we're both interested in collaborating further to flesh out the project design, I will provide you with a design agreement that summarizes your project scope and goals, my services and process, and the estimated range of design fees to deliver agreed-upon design services. Once I receive your signature, a deposit, and your completed design questionnaire, we can get started with the design!
A typical design will involve these steps; simpler designs may involve only a few of these items:
On-site project scope meeting
Site analysis & research
Existing Conditions Plan
Virtual Pre-design meeting
Ballpark Project Costs to help define scope and design fee range.
 Preliminary Concept Design:
Preliminary Concept Design presentation
Preliminary Concept Plans
Preliminary Plant Palette
Line-item Project Cost Estimates
Design ideas (preliminary plant presentation, vision and/or material boards, sketches, sections, elevations, and 3D models).
 Final Concept Design:
May include the following, depending on project requirements:
Demolition & Site Preparation Plan.
Conceptual Master Plan with suggested materials.
Planting Plan with Plant List (plant name, quantities, container size and water use classification) and plant presentation.
Irrigation Hydrozone Plan with Water Budget worksheet and approximate annual water usage (in units).
Lighting Plan Schematic with fixtures and controller selections.
Bid sheet for apples-to-apples contractors’ bids.
Installation support: Coordinate with contractor, construction observation, plant purchasing & substitutions, plant layout, and additional Design Services.
The Reward Phase: enjoy harvesting the fruit of your labor, and grow your investment with a garden maintenance and horticultural care plan!
Garden Fix-up: gardens evolve with a mind of their own, and may need tweaking, in-fill planting, transplanting, or editing. I am available for post-install consultations to help your garden grow into it's full potential.