Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture

(805) 528-2118
www.jgsdesigns.com

Areas Served
California
International

Business Description
GEOGRAPHIC PRACTICE:
California, National, International
ABOUT US:
From the firm's inception in 1992, the philosophy of Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture has reflected Jeffrey's passion for unique plant material and meticulous attention to the projects overall design concept. As a result, Jeffrey's designs are distinct in blending his unparalleled plant vocabulary, compelling concepts and thoughtful design solutions to provide each client with an extraordinary landscape. Initially, Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture's projects focused on high concept residential designs in the San Francisco area. In 1999, the firm expanded and relocated to the San Luis Obispo area where it continues to specialize in site specific designs for both residential and commercial projects.
Jeffrey’s designs strive to marry architecture to site and develop a cohesive landscape design that looks like it belongs. He has a strong conviction toward a regional style, encouraging the owners of his designs to celebrate where they live and create a stronger connection through their landscape.

Certification and Awards
The Best of California, California Home + Design Magazine 2009,2010,2014
San Francisco Flower Garden Show, (2011) American Society of Landscape Architects Award + 6 others
Sunset Dream Garden Award, Sunset Magazine,2006,2008,2011
Golden Trowel Award, Garden Design Magazine,2002,2006
Location:
Baywood Park, CA US 
Contact:
Jeffrey Gordon Smith 
Type:
 
Address:
1212 2nd Street
Baywood Park, CA 93402 
Fax:
(805) 528-2118 
License #:
RLA #4739 
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The Future of Smart Design: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle

See why reducing waste in a home construction project should appeal to every architect, designer and client Full Story
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EcoLogic Life Style Design
We used our client's old redwood exterior siding to create a fabulous kitchen island butcherblock countertop. The tiles also have over 50% recycled content. It was very fitting to blend in the old to create a fresh but homey feel to this historic California country farmhouse.
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Southwest Greens of Raleigh, North Carolina
Great article! I'm excited to see what the future has in store for home design.
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Stone's Throw: Wonderful Ways With Pebbles

Create a space that rocks with these irresistibly calming schemes Full Story
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10 aménagements pour profiter de votre terrasse

Voici quelques idées qui vous permettront de définir vos envies pour mieux choisir et aménager votre terrase Full Story
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Conseils de pro pour associer vos plantes au jardin

Comme les hommes, certaines plantes poussent beaucoup mieux à côté d’autres... Découvrez ces mariages gagnants. Full Story
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Get a Cool Garden Look With Gray and Blue Plants

Looking for plants that calm with color in the heat of summer? Look no further than these 14 soothing beauties Full Story
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timorton
These are the most delicate of the cactus type plants, just wondering what they will tolerate for cool temps
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Chris Hughes
Blue Fescue or Elijah Blue grass looks great when first planted but keep in mind they don't live long. Yes you can propagate them, but I planted a bunch of them in my modern garden not even 2 years ago and most have turned an ugly yellow and appear dead now.
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Planting Ideas: Life in the Crevices

Discover the beautiful planting opportunities hidden in rock walls, paver spaces and other garden gaps Full Story
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lizen
Moss rose and creeping thyme are two plants I've used over and over again for rocky areas. LOVE them!
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Designgroup
very earthy
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Grow a Garden of Succulents for Easy Beauty

Low-water plants in a wide range of colors, shapes and sizes? Sign us up — and check out our faves here Full Story
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TRU Landscape Services
Great ideas for using succulents. They're great for our environment here in Orange County. Here's a vertical succulent wall the homeowners put up on one of our latest projects. They are assorted varieties, but the customers also had pots of jade throughout the yard.
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Kathy Dunn
I would love to have a succulent wall planter on the side of my garage, but have some concerns about dampness between the planter and wall that might cause mildew or even deterioration of the wall surface. What is your experience with this??
July 18, 2014 at 7:56pm   
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Dare to Go Gray in the Garden

Use neutral gray as a soother, a buffer and a framework for plants in many colors Full Story
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lifestyl
parfaite harmonie de couleurs et de formes, bravo
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Hugh Janus
I used a deep, charcoal-y gray on my backyard fence. The fence disappears and the plants zing out. My multi-trunk crepe myrtle with their pale trunks are spectacular against the charcoal.
July 23, 2014 at 9:07am   
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Review by ka9a:

We asked for low maintenace and that's what we got. He's creative and works quickly, Easy to work with and stays within your budget. We're very happy with his ...
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Review by Elizabeth Burns:

Jeffrey was recommended to us by a well known Santa Barbara architect. I was at first concerned that he wasn't local but it was no problem. He was on site for a...
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Review by Matt Clark Tile & Stone:

Jeffrey Gordon Smith is a gifted visionary. I have had the pleasure of working with him since 2003, and every project is inspired and well executed. I love Je...
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Review by Gardens by Gabriel:

I have had the pleasure of working with Jeffrey and the JGS team installing a handfull of his projects over the last several years. It is refreshing to work wit...
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Review for Gardens by Gabriel:

We love Gabriel and his Garden's!!! We have been working closely with his company for many years doing landscape installation for many of our residential proje...
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Review for Matt Clark Tile & Stone:

We have been using and recommending Matt Clark Tile and Stone for many years and have partnered with them on many of our high-end projects. They are easily the...
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