Landscape Retreat Orange CountyA beautiful home was surrounded by an old and poorly laid out landscape before our firm was called in to evaluate ways to re-organize the spaces and pull the whole look together for the rich and refined tastes of this client. Today they are proud to entertain at poolside where there is now enough space to have over-flowing parties. A vine covered custom wood lattice arbor successfully hides the side of the garage while creating a stunning focal point at the shallow end of the pool. An intimate courtyard garden is just a step outside the Master Bedroom where the sounds of the central water fountain can be heard throughout the house and lush plantings, cobblestone paving and low iron rail accents transport you to New Orleans. The front yard and stone entry now truly reflect this home’s incredible interior and a charming rose garden, that was once an unused lawn area, leads to a secret garden.

We interviewed many landscape professionals and selected Kathryn Rue based on her professionalism and creativity. We had a very large project which included irrigation, lighting, hardscape and planting. She worked with us incorporating some of the existing trees we wanted to keep as well as the pool. She took into account our thoughts and ideas and presented a well thought out plan. Each and every contractor that she used was a true professional. We had nothing but a very pleasant experience and would not hesitate to recommend her to others who are in need of a creative and professional landscape architect.

Jacque & Russ Philips