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in gardens

Exterior Decorating:

  • Real Estate Marketing

  • Holiday Decor

  • Private Events

  • Weddings

“Carla has, over several years and many small projects (as my
budget allowed) brought order, beauty, accessibility and a playful sense of harmony to my home. (I am a farmer running a 48 acre ranch on my own.) Carla is super­responsive, adaptable and joyfully hardworking. She is a clear, direct and intuitive
communicator who under­promises and over­delivers every time.”
- Erin Tormey

Carla Lazzarini is the owner and designer at Carla Lazzarini

Design. As a perennial student of landscape design, horticulture

and sustainable practices, she stays fresh in her industry. Drawing

on more than 20 years of experience and expertise in garden

design, plant knowledge, project management and specialized

landscape maintenance, she enjoys also including each client’s

needs, wants and personal aesthetic into her projects.


Her formal training includes an A.S. in Architectural Drafting and

Design from SFCC, a myriad of horticulture courses and seminars

over many years, a certificate in sustainable design from the Bay-
Friendly Landscaping and Gardening Coalition, and a LEED Green

Associate credential. Carla also enjoyed 10 years as a garden

columnist for the Half Moon Bay Review’s “Down to Earth” garden

section. Spending time volunteering is also a priority for Carla and

she has a long list of organizations that she’s worked with,

including the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Slow Food

Nation, Senior Coastsiders and The HEAL Project.


Carla’s design approach is collaborative and site sensitive,

resulting in creative, beautiful spaces that her clients enjoy

spending time in. Her projects range from urban courtyard gardens

to several­-acre estates, from oceanfront properties to inland gardens.


Carla creates and manages gardens for clients all over the San

Francisco Bay Area. 

  • Hand drawn conceptual drawings

  • Preliminary landscape plans for architects & contractors

  • Designing traditional and contemporary landscapes using the latest irrigation and horticulture trends

  • Preserve your investment in your landscape

  • Keep your garden thriving

  • Insure the original design and vision stay true

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