Garden Alchemy
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Garden Alchemy is an award winning landscape design firm providing services to homeowners in the East Bay Area. Bringing 17 years of landscape design experience, we work with our clients to discover the aesthetic and functional potential for their outdoor spaces. Regardless of the scope of the project—from an edible garden built from reuse materials, to a modern setting for friends and family- we design beautiful, dynamic, and ecologically sensitive gardens.

Services: Garden Alchemy offers a range of services to help realize your goal of creating a wonderful outdoor living space:

-Master Plans include a complete package of landscape design drawings:
Hardscape and plant bed layouts, sketches and elevations of key garden views, planting and irrigation plans, and detailed installation notes. This plan will allow a licensed contractor to successfully bid and install your garden.

-Outdoor Living and Dining: Furniture and container selection, layout, placement, and shopping services for decks, porches and patios.

-Art and Sculpture: Sourcing and placement of focal points in the garden.

-Water Features: Even a simple water feature will bring the sound of nature into your garden and beckon birds to come closer. And they do not need to use a lot of water.

-Lighting Design: Lighting for safety along dark pathways and to enhance the aesthetics and beauty of the garden at night.

-House color and details: Exterior paint color to complement the garden and shopping services for exterior details, such as porch lighting, house numbers, mailboxes and awnings.

-Structures and Hardscape: We provide the conceptual drawings for the built spaces of your new garden: Patios, paths, decks, stairs, arbors, trellises, shade structures, gates and fences, walls, seat walls and benches, fire pits, outdoor kitchens and children's play structures.

-Planting Design: We balance form, texture and color to create wonderful plant palettes including, vegetable and edible garden design, plant alternatives to lawns, drought tolerant and low water plantings.

-Project Management: Contractor referral, budget development and preliminary installation cost estimation.

Services Provided
Drought Tolerant Landscaping, Edible Gardens, Garden Design, Hardscaping, Landscape Design, Landscape Plans, Organic Gardens, Patio Design

Areas Served
Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Oakland, San Francisco, Walnut Creek

Certifications and Awards
Certified Landscape Designer
Contact: Susan Leahy
Location: 2538 Hearst Ave
oakland, CA 94602
Commented: White flowers Glad you like it. The ground cover is Silene vulgaris maritima
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Commented: Is this redwood? Hello, thank you for your question - we used Ipe wood on the deck and used a clear stain to seal it. Ipe has a naturally warmer tone than Redwood. Susan
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