Message from Marilyn

Thank you for stopping by.

As a garden designer, I take great pleasure achieving an integrated environment that will enrich all who come to enjoy it.

I welcome you to look around my website and if you have any questions, please contact me.

- Marilyn Guidroz

Previous Garden Designs

English Garden

This beautiful English style home needed a garden makeover. We began with the backyard as the clients were getting ready to host a party. Then we moved around the estate one garden area at a time until we achieved the look we were after. This garden is ablaze with color all year long and everything…(read more)

Courtyard Design

The clients showed me a page torn out of a magazine and said, “We want this in our front courtyard”. It was a picture of a large outdoor fireplace with a tile patio. We removed a big splashy tiered fountain sitting in a lawn. We transformed that unused space into a nice courtyard that is…(read more)

Low Water Garden

Looking for an artistic designer, these clients found me at the San Diego Home/Garden Show. We worked together on all of their garden spaces filling in around their exotic palm collection and lovely patio seating areas. Down to the details of the pots, we have achieved a low water and very artistic setting. I coached…(read more)

View Deck

We wanted to create a place that the clients could enjoy from their narrow back yard. We moved the wood fence to the bottom of the slope to gain the incredible view and give them more room for a large stone patio. To top it off we designed a natural rock waterfall and recirculating pond…(read more)

Tropical Paradise

The clients called me after they had only lived in this home for three days. We decided what to keep and what to get rid of. After years of fine tuning we ended up with islands of grouped palms, succulents and semi-tropical plants. We created meandering pathways that lead to the shaded pavilion and the…(read more)

Santa Fe Style Garden

This lovely home was fashioned after the traditional architecture of Santa Fe. In keeping with that idea, we wanted to echo this with the garden entrance. Outside the stucco wall is a colorful succulent display leading up to the wood gate. We kept the Pepper tree to provide shade and privacy. Inside the gate is…(read more)

Asian Garden

We sat in her lovely outdoor living room and I admired her gardens. I wondered, “Why am I here? It is all so well done.” Lise said, “I bought an ancient Chinese street gate and I want you to design a garden for it.” So I did! I tailored the garden entrance after the architecture…(read more)