Hello! I am Natasha the owner of Sweet Smiling Landscapes. All my life I have had an equal attraction to art and design as well as horticulture leading me to a career in landscape design. While undergoing my course work for a BFA in sculpture at California State University Long Beach, I found constant themes in my work were the human relationship with the outdoor world. I found myself particularly interested in how humans have worked with nature to create a built world outside in the forms of farms and gardens. So, after graduation I followed my interests. I studied permaculture, and then horticulture at Santa Barbara City college (where I now teach Landscape Drafting). I am a licensed landscape contractor as well as an EPA-certified Water Wise designer, certified permaculture designer, and certified Green Gardener. Today use my skills as an artist and my knowledge of horticulture to create beautiful, functional and sustainable outdoor spaces.
Sweet Smiling Landscapes create outdoor spaces that are as artful as they are ecologically sound. Sustainable landscape design is an opportunity to create gardens that are living pieces of art that serve to improve the local ecology. I am committed to designing gardens that are water-wise and fire-wise. My designs carefully consider ways to blend the wants and needs of my clients with the specifications of their property in each project I undertake. Bringing together the elements of sustainability and natural aesthetics, I design beautiful spaces to allow my clients to fully enjoy the outdoor areas of their home.
Custom Fire Pits, Deck Design, Design Consultation, Drafting, Drought Tolerant Landscaping, Edible Gardens, Garden Design, Gazebo Design & Construction, Hardscaping, Landscape Design, Landscape Plans, Organic Gardens, Patio Design, Potted Plants, Project Management, Edible Landscaping
Goleta, Mission Canyon, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Summerland, Toro Canyon, Ojai, Ventura
Califonia Licensed Landscape Contractor C-27 1064728
Central Coast Green Building Council- Board Member
EPA Watershed Wise Landscape Professional certification
Santa Barbara certified green gardener
Permaculture Design Certification