Hotel SLO

Hotel SLO

Hotel SLO | San Luis Obispo, CA

Located in San Luis Obispo’s vibrant downtown, this boutique hotel features contemporary landscapes with outdoor terraces and gardens. The four-level, 78-room property is nestled between historic downtown buildings and the roof-top lounge offers view of the inland hills. The selection and sourcing of specimen trees and other plants including a six-foot organ pipe cactus were closely coordinated during the early phases of design with Gensler Architects. This proactive approach proved beneficial when a 5,500-lb olive tree was craned in over four stories of building to set the tree to the precision of inches. The coordination of complex smart irrigation systems through hundreds of tons of concrete were regularly discussed with plumbing and electrical subcontractors.

 

Landscape Design: Gensler Architects | Landscape Construction: Madrone Landscapes and JW Design

Madrone Landscapes was already on board when I came onto the team for the Hotel SLO project, but it was immediately evident that they were an invested part of the process. Daniel was on top of submittals, and he made sure there was complete team buy-in on plant selection and sourcing. During landscape installation, I was impressed with the quality of their work. We were stacking trades tightly to meet construction milestones, and I appreciated Madrone’s willingness to work around those other trades. I would recommend Madrone Landscapes in a heartbeat.

Joel Neel

Project Manager, JW Design

Lake Park Native Garden

Lake Park Native Garden

Lake Park Native Garden | Atascadero, CA

First planted by the Atascadero Native Tree Association in 1992, this garden was established by members of the community. 25 years later, in 2017, a renovation project was designed and installed by Madrone in collaboration with the City of Atascadero, the Atascadero Mutual Water Company, and many other sponsors and volunteers.

After successful volunteer events, the Lake Park Native Garden now sits as an iconic display of California native plants.

 

Design and Install: Madrone Landscapes

Congregation Beth David

Congregation Beth David

Congregation Beth David | San Luis Obispo, CA

A garden where Jewish culture meets California sustainability. LEED award-winning synagogue-passive-solar, strawbale construction, progressive design, set in a garden of California Natives, forming windbreaks and the backbone of the landscape, which also include plants significant to Israeli and Jewish culture, such as Olives, Phlomis fruiticosa (Jerusalem Sage), Lauris nobilis (Sweet Bay Tree), and pomegranates.

Landscape Construction: Madrone Landscapes