Custom Residential Landscape Contractor providing
Ecological Landscape Design & Landscape Installation

650.265.7596          408.331.1983





I love my garden.
I am really enjoying watching it develop. Everyone who sees the garden says the yard looks so much bigger than it did before.
—Willow Glen Client

Hortus Design Sustainable Landscapes—Delivering Beauty with Ecological Sensitivity

Who we are   :   What we offer   :   Our Team


Hortus Design is a licensed Custom Design-build Landscape Contractor specializing in imaginative and practical Garden Design and Residential Landscaping installation with emphasis on Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Landscapes, California native plant gardening, Integrated Pest Management, Water Management and other sustainable practices in landscaping. Our landscape design-build procedures are unique and customized to each client’s needs and hence no two gardens are alike.


Landscape Design
For clients looking for Landscape Architect’s & professional landscape planning services, we offer detailed traditional on-site & interactive Landscape Design and create Conceptual plans & Blueprints, landscape structural details including irrigation plans & planting plans necessary for city permits for small, medium, large residences or premium estate gardens. For those clients looking to save money and time through do-it-yourself projects, we provide sketches & Blueprints (on-site or off-site/web based garden design) and assistance in obtaining city permits for appropriate landscaping components. We offer on site landscape consultations to those customers looking for just few hours of inspiration & landscaping ideas from an expert or to review the design that they already have.


Landscape Installations
  • All Masonry & Hardscape items like driveways, pathways, patios, walkways, seating areas, landscaping patios. (Either plain, colored, stamped, or aggregate concrete, brick, pavers, travertine, cobblestone, natural and pre-cast stone, recycled crushed base rock, permeable paving)
  • Retaining Walls, Entry Columns, Seating Walls & Steps using Rock, pre-cast, concrete, block, stucco, wood, dry stack or mortared materials.
  • Water features, Pools and Spas: Swimming pool landscaping, Garden fountains, landscape ponds, water falls, water fountains
  • Carpentry: Fences, Decks, Gates, Arbors, Pergolas, Gazebos, and raised vegetable beds (wood, trex, custom wrought iron, powder coated aluminum fencing)
  • Rock Work & special effects: landscaping hills, landscape rocks/boulders, benches, containers and pots, garden accents, terracotta pottery
  • Low voltage Lighting: Residential landscape lighting design, outdoor lighting, automatic & time sensitive transformers, low voltage fixtures, path lights, up lights, accent lights, arbor or trellis lights, wall lights, deck lights, entry column lights for security
  • Grading & Drainage: flex drain pipe to connect downspouts, French drains, solid drains, sump pumps, percolation pits, dry creek beds, swales, Geotextile, erosion control on slopes
  • Outdoor structures: Barbeque islands & BBQ grills, outdoor kitchen islands either pre-cast or custom made, outdoor heating, outdoor sinks, fire pits & fire places
  • Irrigation & Water Management: Residential irrigation design, automatic irrigation controllers, sprinklers, drip emitters, soaker hose, bubblers, irrigation repair, water-saving & conservation techniques
  • Lawns & Lawn Alternatives: low-maintenance lawns, non-toxic materials, lawn alternates like ground covers, no-mow lawns and hydroseeding with natural or wildflower mixes, grasspave, grasscrete, drivable lawns
  • Planting & Tree Work: Environmental & eco-friendly planting keeping in view low maintenance, drought tolerance, kid & wild life friendly for all styles of gardening, specialty gardens
  • Edging: for pathways and lawns using wood, aluminium, permaloc, trex, recycled plastic, concrete, paver, stone materials
  • Play Areas: Tree houses, Rubberific Play Surface, SoftPave/PlayGuard, Gold fines or DG, sports court, bocce court, play structures, basketball courts
  • Sustainable Landscaping: California native plants, recycled paving materials, pervious concrete, highly-efficient subsurface drip irrigation, evaporation-transpiration controllers, grey-water irrigation, non-toxic amendments, recyclable materials that can be recycled in the future;
    Minimizing inputs especially harmful chemical inputs such as toxic pressure-treated wood, herbicides, insecticides, and chemical fertilizers, but also scarce resources such as water, wood, paving materials, and petroleum products, minimizing wastage of green materials, water runoff, and construction wastes;
    Maximizing natural resources, such as solar energy, reusable materials, mature vegetation, pleasant views, as well as on-site water preservation, improvise soil structure; and maximize benefits such as aesthetic beauty, organic produce, cut flowers, play areas, and wildlife habitats


Specialty Maintenance
We offer quality landscape maintenance only to the client projects installed by us. The services include landscape enhancement services to upgrade, enhance and repair existing landscape and irrigation systems, season specific pruning & weeding, seasonal flower design & planting, tree management and plant healthcare.


We have experienced residential landscape designers & landscape architects on our team creating unique professional custom landscape designs. Our specialty installation professionals handle all aspects of landscape installation and our seasoned horticulturists maintain your garden’s aesthetics. We have been in the Horticulture & Landscape industry for about 20 years. We are members of California Landscape Contractors Association. We look forward to meeting with you and your family and helping you to achieve beauty with ecological sensitivity.


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Serving the San Francisco Bay Area


Special way of saying "Thanks" with $75 landscape consultation gift card. (worth normally $250/consultation at total savings of $175)
Offers expires November 24th 2011


Hortus Design is a Sustainable Landscape Design, Build & Maintenance company.
We specialize in Low Maintenance Landscapes, California Native Gardens, Lawn Alternative & Water-efficient Gardens.
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