Featured Landscapes

NLC's design mission is to create well-planned outdoor spaces that reflect the client's vision and honors California's local environment. By incorporating sustainable practices and creative solutions to each project, the end result is not only one of function but one of unique beauty and interest.


  • Belmont, Ca   |   English Cottage

    Designed to be enjoyed from the residence's various vantage points (lower & upper decks along with a third floor kitchen / dining area) this peaceful California native garden is welcoming to stroll through, sit within, and view from above ... view gallery »
  • Palo Alto, Ca   |   Modern Craftsman

    Created to honor the home's architectural clean lines, as well as the clients' personal style, this modern corner landscape transitions from an area designed for privaterelaxation, to an open and welcoming entry-way gardend ... view gallery »
  • Cupertino, Ca   |   Oak Woodland

    Set in the foothills among majestic Oaks, this landscape's woodland plant palette was designed to embrace three facets: meld with the native tree canopies, succeed despite the site's large deer / gopher population ... view gallery »
  • San Jose, Ca   |   Suburban Renewal

    Freed from the constraints of a lawn, the front yard landscape is designed as an inviting garden for people and wildlife; while re-surfacing an existing concrete patio breathed new life into a once one-dimensional back yard ... view gallery »
  • San Mateo, Ca   |   Outdoor Entertaining

    Faced with a backyard that was uninviting and exhausted beyond repair, this peninsula landscape was developed to be a welcoming destination for both large social gatherings and intimate family
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Natural Landscapes for California
Nancy L. Curtis
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