Landscape Consulting

Landscape Consultation4Our professional landscape consultants work with you to bring native waterwise beauty to your home and garden area.  Our consultation service is an efficient and cost-friendly way to turn your landscape into a sanctuary for the people, birds and bees that support the web of life. As a landscape consultation customer, you are entitled to a 10% discount on all products for an entire year.

How it Works

  • A professional landscape designer will meet with you for a two hour on-site consultation.
  • During the consultation, the designer will work to understand your vision and your budget.
  • The designer will discuss the site's possibilities and challenges and then create design sketches based off the budget and details gathered during the consultation.
  • With this design, you will have a complete understanding of the ways you can transform yoru property into a garden paradise.
  • The typical consultation fee is $150, but may vary depending on the location of your property.

Landscape Consultation1Landscape Design Specialites

  • Creative use of perennials and native trees, shrubs and grasses
  • Edible gardens with fruits, herbs, vegetables and flowers
  • Conceptual plans for a new property
  • Plant selection that follows association and community guidelines
  • Renovation design and maintenance assessment of existing landscapes
  • Restoration of native vegetation
  • Pruning instruction, plant identification and evaluation and memorial tree selection
  • Soil improvement and management
  • Drainange and erosion issues
  • Water harvesting and waterwise design
  • Quick landscape improvements to augment special events and home sales

Customer TestimonialsLandscape Consultation2

Talk about a challenge...we built our house on decomposing granite on a mountain side in the foothills southwest of Santa Fe in 2001- during the drought!!  Jeff Clark did our initial landscape design and almost ALL of our plants came from SFGH.  Today we have a lush xeric landscape. In addition to recent rains, I credit the SFGH staff that are so knowledgeable, a plant stock and variety that are outstanding, the catalog and labeling that are so helpful, and the winter lecture series.  I have learned SO MUCH!! Thank you SFGH!! -- Joy Mandelbaum

We wish to express our satisfaction about working with Katherine O'Brien to achieve a beautiful garden for our home. First she wanted to know our preferences and the kind of space we wanted to create, and then she made a drawing to visualize the result. The process was both creative and fun. Working with Katherine was a real pleasure. The garden speaks for itself with a simple and beautiful eloquence. We are both artists so we have an understanding of beauty. Our garden has become a place of peace and harmony in our lives. We can only say "Well done, Katherine!" --Jack and Suzanne B.

For general information on planting, here are some great resources: HCG Garden Articles,, USDA Plant Database.

Besides the personal enjoyment you'll get from a nice yard, landscaping adds more value than almost any other home renovation. Save time, money, and effort with our affordable landscaping consultations."  David Salman - President & Chief Horticulturist, Santa Fe Greenhouses/High Country Gardens.