Testimonials

We are thrilled with our new landscape - amazing level of attention to detail. Karen, Omar, and the crew worked hard to satisfy our requests, creating a whole new feeling to our backyard and the look of the front of our home. We would hire them again in a minute. And now nearly 6 months after finishing, everything is growing, flowering with a wonderful mix of color and aesthetic. Thank you!

— Ralph W.

We worked with Karen and Omar of Sacred Space Garden Design over the course of two years and highly recommend their work. Karen understood our vision and translated it into detailed designs, with the possibility to adjust along the way. We started with the front yard and worked our way to the back. In the end, the new landscaping included stone masonry (curving staircase, retaining walls), travertine steps, decorative tile work, new concrete patio base, travertine patio floor, BBQ island, fire pit, gas lines, a wall fountain, wooden vegetable planter boxes as well as many, many plants & trees, new soil, landscape lighting and irrigation systems. The communication was great and we always counted on Karen's take on all questions of design. Omar was on-site much of the time, working with and overseeing his crew, which was great for the communication. Omar's father is a master stone mason, who's skills in stone work are amazing. We could not be happier with the work they have done from the first design to the finished landscaping.

— Linda V.

We need to cross City-owned property to access our front door from the street. Karen Miller drew up the plans for the new walkway and assisted us in getting the needed permit from La Canada, which was not a trivial process. When we invited Karen to bid, we had an idea of what we wanted. Karen made a suggestion that improved the look and function, updated the outdoor space and was within our budget. This is exactly the kind of help most of us need from a savvy designer! From there, Karen and the team scheduled the work, checked in regularly, responded promptly to questions and dealt with the unexpected. We are pleased with the results and would hire Karen and the team again.

— Cindy W.

Karen and Omar turned our yard from an ugly duckling space to a lush, drought resistant, charming beautiful garden and entertainment space - in keeping with the style of our home. We knew what we wanted in very general terms. They were able to take our ideas and transform them into a vision we didn't know we had. Karen was incredibly responsive, attentive to our budget, and very patient - helping us navigate through a number of expansions and changes, providing thoughtful recommendations. Their crew was professional and reliable. Our project was completed on time - Karen communicated timeline updates driven by our changes, and the schedule kept moving. I would not hesitate to call on them again - LOVE our yard!

— M. B.

We love our new front yard – partly sunlit, partly shaded by an old, beloved oak – which is now filled with wildflowers, butterflies, hummingbirds, rocks and berms. The curving brick path leading to the front veranda is also a great improvement on the former narrow brick walkway framed by traditional lawn. Many thanks, Karen and Omar, for bringing our vision to life! The professionalism and communication you brought to the job and continued maintenance of the garden is also much appreciated.

— Claire D.

We searched for a good landscaper for a long time and decided on Sacred Space after carefully reviewing their work. We wanted to have our medium-sized front & back yard landscaped, new sprinklers installed, our cement patio extended & for it to be flagstone, and cement behind our garage for our trash barrels. I wanted curved lines in most of the landscaping & patio. Sacred Space does beautiful work with native plants, but I have a love of perennials for our Tudor style house. I had a list of many plants that I wanted and Karen incorporated many with her knowledgeable, expertise in plants. She presented very detailed plans where each plant would go. Around the rim of our front yard now are gorgeous perennials and some natives in shades of pink, yellow, lavender – just beautiful. The flagstone patio in shades of pink was done by their expert craftsman. Not everyone has the skill needed to work with flagstone. He did. Karen lined up the work schedule so every day there were plans of what to do next. We are very satisfied with the outcome – just love looking at our garden. Karen was very pleasant to work with – a true artist. The crew were very nice. I would definitely hire them again.

— Mary H.

I've worked with Sacred Space Garden on several projects of mine. They have tackled a few of my bigger projects and smaller ones too!Their attention to detail, ability to listen to me while coming up with beautiful solutions to my sometimes crazy ideas has kept me coming back to them.

— Justin B.

My husband and I could not recommend a better landscape architect and garden designer than Sacred Space and Garden Design Inc. Our backyard opens on to the wilderness, and for 16 years we struggled without success to create a garden because every plant, flower and grass in our yard served as forage for the countless squirrels, rabbits, gophers, raccoons and skunks that came through. With the water shortage we have had in recent years, our yard was in different shades of brown and beige and looked like a disaster area by May or June every year. In hiring Sacred Space to redesign and landscape our outdoor space, we were giving one more try to make the space more attractive and livable. Nearly six months after the completion, Sacred Space's design and landscaping work has breathed life into our dreams by transforming our yard into a verdant paradise. Sacred Space chose not only drought but also wildlife tolerant plants to populate our garden. We couldn't be happier with the truly sacred space we now have in our gardens where we spend hours every day and weekend enjoying nature in total green splendor. Sacred Space not only excels in garden design and landscaping work, but it is a family business run by true professionals who have excellent work ethic and who clearly love their work. The work came in on budget and on time, and they have been there to troubleshoot whenever we have needed their help. It is with heartfelt sincerity that we recommend Sacred Space for your garden design and landscape work.

— Angela P.

Karen, Omar and their crew were a delight to work with. They are thoroughly professional, positive and transformed our BLAH and DATED front yard into a modern, eye-catching drought tolerant garden with new hardscape, lighting, plantings, irrigation and design. For the most part, they stayed within our budget - we couldn't get everything we wanted - mainly because we opted to go with them even though they came in at the top of the bid chain - so we had to modify some "wants" (although we did add a few things during the project as well). Karen also modified her budget to accommodate us as much as possible. There are less expensive landscape/designers out there, but we are glad that we chose them because they are excellent at what they do AND very knowledgeable - they answered our multitude of questions before, during and after the process (and still do a year later) gladly and quickly (no attitudes) and came to the rescue when a few things went awry - and made things right. I recommend them highly, they know what they are doing and are honest, decent, hard-working people who happen to be very likable as well.

— Sam K.

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