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Patricia A. Benner LANDSCAPE DESIGN


Patricia A. Benner LANDSCAPE DESIGN

135 N. Orange Drive

220 Calle Del Mar

Los Angeles, CA 90038

Stinson Beach, CA 94870

323-933-1091 benner-design.com


Landscape design is a living art form which continues to grow, develop and evolve in harmony with its environs and the passage of time. With its ever changing scale, texture and color palette, a landscape must be molded with care, artistry and a deep understanding of how materials, trees and plantings relate to one another over time, to ensure a beauty that is enduring and everlasting. 


“The only limit to your garden is at the boundaries of your imagination.� - Thomas Church


“The great challenge for the garden designer is not to make the garden look natural, but to make the garden so that the people will feel natural.� - Lawrence Halprin


Artful landscape design should be a graceful dance with nature.

The end result are gardens that feel as though they have always

One in which we are unable to “separate the dancer from the

been a part of the home and a natural extension of the

dance”. A landscape must appear effortless, its hardscapes and

surrounding environment.

natural elements seamlessly interwoven and working in concert to create a harmonious whole.


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FPO How We Work EXPLORE

COLLABORATE

DESIGN

First we walk the site to understand our

If there is an architect or designer on the

We begin our design process with a

canvas. We measure the site and make

project, we work with them as we design

loose sketch of the site mapping out

note of heirloom trees and plantings

to ensure the hardscape - patios, walls and

possible locations for trees, plantings and

to work into our design. We learn our

walkways - complement the architecture

hardscape. As the design process evolves

clients’ needs, preferences and how they

of the house.

sketches are fleshed out into full color

might use their outdoor space.

renderings to help our clients visualize their landscape.

DRAW

PROJECT MANAGE

INSTALL

Once the design is agreed upon, our

Our Project Managers guide the entire

Once any construction on the primary

technical team takes over to draft

project from design to drawings to

structures and hardscape is complete,

construction drawings for the contractor

installation. The project manager

it is time to install the trees, grass and

and installers. Our plans are meticulous

coordinates with the nursery, the installers

other plantings. Our Project Managers

and detail all hardscape elements,

and the contractor to confirm that the

coordinates the process, ensures that the

incorporate irrigation and drainage and

scheduling of installation coincides with

quality of the plantings are superior and

specify materials.

the contractors schedule.

the placement of them is according to the plans.


“There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare or ugly, that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an impression of beauty and delight.� - Gertrude Jekyll


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