“Dunn Gardens is a Southern California Landscape Design company known for creating vibrant & personalized gardens with an affinity for drought tolerance & low maintenance.
There is no cookie-cutter approach here. Each client gets to work with a professional designer/certified horticulturist in creating a landscape unique to their own personal taste & lifestyle, as well as their home’s unique site & architecture.
What IS a common thread throughout every landscape design is the use of beautiful plant material with low water requirements (pulling from California Natives as well as similar climates like South Africa, New Zealand, Mediterranean, Australia), responsible hardscape elements (permeable surfaces, sustainable materials, functional design), and efficient systems like LED lighting & drip irrigation.
Founding designer, Lauren Dunn, is a native Southern Californian with a great appreciation for our easy-going outdoor lifestyle. Lauren grew up in Costa Mesa, graduated UCSB, traveled extensively, and relocated to Boston, MA. where she started a family. While new appreciations for different cultures, people & climates were developed strong & true, the love our year-round outdoor living was confirmed, and the lure of California was strong.
Returning to Southern California in 2004, Lauren became a Certified Ornamental Horticulturist and began working right away with premiere landscape design firms & designers in the area. Dunn Gardens was founded in 2012 to give Lauren’s clients the more personalized attention & flexibility they wanted.
You will love your space! Welcome to Dunn Gardens!