2024 May 16 Meeting – Landscape Designers

An Evening with Local Landscape Designers

Thursday May 16 – Public Meeting

At the Duck Club, 15 Riparian View, Irvine

Secondary Option via Zoom @ https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcod-6pqTIjHdA5vsEH63Ybp9F-GYbeJccy#/registration



6:40    Doors open, Tour of adjacent garden with Ron Vanderhoff
7:20    Warm up, Announcements
7:30    Main Event, Presenters, Panel Questions


Four experienced local landscape designers are joining us up front with potentially more in the audience. This evening provides a casual environment for learning their approaches to designing gardens with purpose that include California Native Plants as the focus or as part of a mixed-use landscape. The range of design services from each of these companies includes home gardens. (Hint, hint, wink, wink, if you are looking at updating your garden with style and purpose…)

The first half of the evening will have the designers giving five-minute descriptions about themselves and/or their company and philosophy. The second half will be a panel format with prepared questions and then questions from the audience.



https://urbanecologystudio.com/     Photo: L-Farah, Center-Dana, R-Suzee.

Urban Ecology Studio, a full service design/build firm, practices ecologically thoughtful landscape design. Understanding and believing in the healing powers of nature, we use modern design and regenerative practices to create flourishing landscape environments. We strive to bring enjoyment and functionality for our clients while also creating thriving ecosystems. (CSLB #1089476)



https://www.instagram.com/liveforeverlandscape/     Photo: Colin Dunlevy

LiveForever Landscape:  Landscape design & care practices specializing in California native plant & edible gardens. Creating healthy, beautiful, functioning ecosystems connecting clients to nature. Based in Orange County, Ca. 10+ years experience.



www.naturehouseca.com     Photo: Randi Gunder    

Randi Gunder is passionate about creating thriving habitat gardens that enrich lives and the environment through the artful reintroduction of local plants, restoring California’s wild beauty back into our neighborhoods. As the founder of Nature House, she focuses on creating personal experience for each garden through storytelling, horticultural education, and cultivating a stronger connection with nature. A graduate of Cal Poly — SLO, Randi holds a degree in Environmental Plant Science and has experience working alongside non-profits and water districts, and running Tree of Life Nursery’s custom landscape division.



https://www.koheid.com/     Photo: Travis Gramberg

Koheid is a boutique landscape architecture firm that provides exceptional design solutions for each of our client’s specific needs while incorporating art and ecology. It is important to our company to not only meet the needs and desires of our clients, but also to respect the environment we live in. Our designs are a marriage of aesthetically pleasing and environmentally sustainable design with an emphasis on environmental stewardship. We accomplish this goal with the use of sustainable materials, strategic water management, and other low impact development (LID) solutions. We also believe that integrity is not just a business strategy, but the bedrock of our organization. Koheid is committed to conducting business with the highest moral standards in each interaction with our clients.