Sycamore Design
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Sycamore Design is a boutique garden design firm specializing in high-end residential garden designs to enhance outdoor living on the San Francisco Peninsula.

Since 2002, owner/designer Nancy Shanahan and her hand-selected contractors and artisans have created one of a kind outdoor sanctuaries for discerning clientele.

For project inquiries, send an email to or give us a call at 650-851-1849.

Services Provided
Barn Design & Construction, Custom Fire Pits, Custom Water Features, Drafting, Drought Tolerant Landscaping, Edible Gardens, Garden Design, Green Roofing, Hardscaping, Landscape Design, Landscape Plans, Organic Gardens, Patio Design, Pool Landscaping, Rooftop Deck Installation, Site Planning, Swimming Pool Design, Fence Installation, Masonry, Plant plans, Entertainment areas, Watershed

Areas Served
Atherton, Emerald Lake Hills, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Redwood City, Stanford, West Menlo Park, Woodside

Certifications and Awards
First Place – Large Residential Installation CLCA Landscape Awards 2011

Gardens Featured in Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program 2010, 2011, 2017
The Peninsula's Elite Landscape Design Firm | Best of Houzz 2018!

Contact: Nancy Shanahan
Location: Woodside, CA
Typical Job Costs: $80,000 - 2 million
My design fees, installation support and plants plus the landscape contractor’s installation labor and materials begin around $80,000.00 for a front or backyard depending on what amenities you plan to include.
Commented: What a beautiful Abutilon! It is a 'Victor Reiter' abutilon. It gets part day sun but I think with sufficient water a full day of sun would be fine. It's a beast when it's happy. Strong upright branching to 6'+, same width. L...
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Commented: Pineapple Guava or Olive tree? They are Swanhill fruitless olives.
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Commented: Shower fixture Maggierateye- the fixture is from Sonoma Forge
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Commented: Where are all of these wonderful low steel bowls from? Oregon Copper Bowl custom made us this bowl for the fountain. 
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Commented: Would you mind sharing the name of this grass? Thanks! I believe it is Carex testacea. I only used 4 grasses in the design: Carex testacea, Pennisetum 'Hameln', Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Forster' and Festuca 'Elijah Blue'.
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Commented: what is the name of the orange plant against the house wall? Anigozanthos 'Bush Tango'
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