At Wildflower Farms, our garden services are offered with a personalized focus for your property and family - while honoring nature's integrity and beauty. We take time with our projects in order to offer a thoughtful connection and intimacy with the land. We focus on landscape designs, garden planting and estate garden management consulting. Based in Half Moon Bay, we most often serve the Coastside, Woodside, Palo Alto, Atherton, Peninsula, Hillsborough, and SF. If we are the right fit, we happily travel to the Napa or Carmel Valley and beyond.
To begin, please fill out our submission form and read the following information below.
1. Fill out submission form, set date for initial consultation.
2. During consultation, determine the scope of work you need accomplished. During the consultation we will answer any of your gardening questions, and offer design thoughts on the spot.
3. After your estimate is received, we plan installation.
4. After installation, discuss maintenance and follow up appointments for long term health and design of the garden.
*The initial consultation is a flat rate of $300. (Travel fees may apply.) This fee includes our time together in an onsite meeting, and email follow up with notes from our meeting. *This does not include any design, plant list or drawing work.
Our consulting services are grounded in the ideal that gardening is an evolution, and relationship between you and your garden. We offer consulting on your landscape design or garden, focusing on organics & sustainability, habitat restoration, and continuity in plant design.
Wildflower Farms offers one-time or long term consulting on your landscape design or garden – focusing on organics and sustainability. This includes coming to your property and evaluating your existing garden. We will create and plan a new design with planting and garden ornamentation – such as ponds, pottery, fountains, vertical growing walls, stone work suggestions, etc. Your garden’s personal IPM (Integrated Pest Management) system will be developed through our meeting and we will show you how to incorporate this in your garden. Keeping the well being of your garden is our highest goal, therefore we exclusively work with organic practices.
$165. per hour, after initial consultation.
Additionally we offer intimate, personalized garden classes for you in your garden. These classes teach you how to garden in your garden. This may seem simple, but we bring a holistic approach - first starting with a tea tasting, then quietly moving through the areas of your garden that not only need tending to, but that can teach you to slow down and connect with your land. You learn gardening skills designed for your plants and landscape design, and learn how to spend quality time in your garden. For more information on these specialized classes and for pricing, email us.
DESIGN AND DRAWINGS
A concise and beautiful design is fundamental in every garden, as is continuity and theme. Be it a wild, raw and natural design with organized chaos. Or something more orchestrated; tightly clipped and of high design.
As a designer, Jenn asks questions to understand and cultivate your vision, guiding the overall design. The intention is to produce a landscape design that is a reflection of your own personal creativity and style, mixed with nature and all of her ineffable beauty and elements of surprise.
Once we have completed our consultation, a design can be achieved through on-site plant placement, or more traditionally, through a drafting of a landscape design. On-site designs are based on Jenn's ideas and creative freedom with plant material. It's an organic flow of plant placement and ornamentation (pottery, pathways, etc.), based on your land's unique style. On-site design is good for smaller gardens that do not need a landscape drawing, which tends to save on budget.
Our planting designs (drawings) are done expressly for you and are hand-drafted (no CAD). These conceptual drawings indicate the borders, hardscape, and general layout of your garden. They also include details on specific plant placement, including existing trees and plants, as well as any stonework, ponds, pottery, or other decorative elements. This resource includes every detail in how to develop your garden, including information on soil amending, irrigation, drainage, existing plant management, new plants, garden ornamentation, future maintenance, resources and any other research you need done. Your design is complete with a drawing and binder of specifications.
We can help efficiently implement your design from start to finish, working hands-on with our contractors or other gardeners involved on the property. This helps ensure that your design will come to fruition quickly and as close to the custom design specifications as possible. (It is our discretion on which contractors to collaborate with on our projects.)
$165. per hour. Minimum dependent on project scale.
LANDSCAPING & Care
Our landscaping projects range in size and scope. We specialize in coastal plantings, edible gardens, habitat restoration, unique plant sourcing, and soil care. We exclusively utilize organic methods in both planting and maintenance.
We offer detailed maintenance to projects we design and plant. This includes monthly tending, designed to keep the health and overall style of your garden intact. Often a garden can grow out of it's original design; we are available to reestablish and gently tame a garden back to a healthy, thriving well-sculpted environment. We love taking time with our gardens, watching them grow, evolve, ebb and flow.
Working with nature is our specialty.
**We have taken a break from offering maintenance at this time, but are happy to consult and offer referrals.
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