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Nicole Woodling

Founder and Creative Director

Hi, I’m Nicole!

Residential Landscape Design Limited Only by Your Imagination

I am a Santa Cruz-based landscape designer with an ecological, whole-systems approach to my craft. I have master’s degrees in environmental science and conservation biology plus a background in art and design. From an early age I craved having purpose in my life and cared deeply for the environment. Landscape design is a perfect confluence of art and science and allows me do my small part in creating a healthier world for our children. I enjoy nothing more than designing beautiful and sustainable outdoor spaces that connect people to the peace of nature.

Our services are best-suited for projects that involve a full landscape transformation. We are not best-suited if you need piecemeal design or if you already have a very specific idea of what you want. In these cases, we recommend calling a local landscape contractor to install your vision.

We were so happy to work with Nicole on our landscaping project. We moved into a home that had a blank slate of a backyard and Nicole beautifully brought our vision for the space to life via her great design and knoweldge. Aside from Nicole being a lovely human being to interact with, there were a couple of things that stood out that I wanted to highlight: 1. Asks the right questions: Early on, Nicole zeroed in on how we wanted to use the space and learning more about our lifestyle to best advise us on what could work well given the two factors. For example, we shared that we're really busy people who want low maintenance yard that didn't look like a succulent field and she followed up with...


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  • Custom Bocce Ball Courts
  • Custom Fire Pits
  • Custom Water Features
  • Deck Design
  • Dog Run Construction
  • Drafting
  • Drought Tolerant Landscaping
  • Edible Gardens
  • Garden Design
  • Gazebo Design & Construction
  • Hardscaping
  • Landscape Design
  • Landscape Plans
  • Living Walls
  • Organic Gardens
  • Outdoor Lighting Design
  • Patio Design
  • Pool Landscaping
  • Project Management
  • Site Planning


Aptos, Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley, Capitola, Corralitos, Day Valley, Felton, Freedom, Opal Cliffs, Pasatiempo, Rio Del Mar, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Seacliff, Soquel, Twin Lakes, Watsonville, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Campbell, Cupertino, San Jose, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Monterey, Carmel, Carmel Valley