Water-Wise Floral

Water-Wise Floral

Water-Wise Floral | Atascadero, CA

Covered in wall-to-wall blooms, this Atascadero back yard is a true retreat for the flower gardener and proof that low-water landscapes can be showy and colorful. Nestled among a rainbow of colorful perennials, the space now features an inviting covered patio, artificial turf lawn and putting green, dry creek and more.

A goal of this project was to reduce water usage. Formerly a conventional lawn, now a drought-tolerant landscape with lots of color and interest, the palette includes red salvia and penstemon, purple seaside daisy and nepeta, yellow coreopsis and yarrow, white roses, and plenty of green grasses and foliage. Better yet, this lawn will always be green!

Landscape Design & Construction: Madrone Landscapes

Daisy Hill Estates

Daisy Hill Estates

Daisy Hill Estates | Los Osos, CA

Madrone created a common area with native plants, pathways, and multiple options for seating for this senior living retirement community. Madrone also installed a custom timber pedestrian bridge and a timber patio pergola to enhance usability and a sense of place within the community.

Landscape Design and Construction: Madrone Landscapes

California Native Oasis

California Native Oasis

California Native Oasis | Atascadero, CA

Situated on a corner near the entrance to a planned development in Atascadero, homeowners sought both privacy and a multi-use entertainment space planted with a low-maintenance, native palette. Live-ability was their primary focus, seeking sensible choices for a landscape that would function well for their family and lifestyle. The finished project was formed from a strong vision and a willingness to wait for the most ideal amenities to be developed, resulting in a balanced and precise personal oasis.

A mortarless retaining wall, wide sidewalk of permeable pavers, and low stucco wall shield an inviting yet private front patio from the street. A local boulder with a core-drilled center serves as a vanishing fountain flanked by two benches made from recycled cypress logs. Two of the seven varieties of manzanita on the property grace the porch: the Manzanita morroensis, native to Morro Bay, and the Dr. Hurd, a multi-branched tree with glossy light green leaves.

Past a south facing raised vegetable bed and fruit trees, a wide path winds through tall deer grass on its way to the backyard, pool, and patio. A curving, elevated bed of stacking stone along one side of the pool decking is wide enough to sit on, full of native plants and another vanishing fountain.

An outdoor poolside kitchen provides a focal point for the backyard. Rough-sawn, horizontal siding covers the existing fence and continues along the back of the structure as a sliding barn door to conceal pool equipment. Slender veldt grass, Carpenteria Bush Anemone, carex, and potted succulents hug the various stone surface treatments. The cypress bar is recycled from the same log as the front benches.

Landscape Design, Construction, and Maintenance: Madrone Landscapes

Halter Ranch Vineyard

Halter Ranch Vineyard

Halter Ranch Vineyard | Paso Robles, CA

Set in a historic farmland setting, Halter Ranch Vineyard can be identified by its beautifully restored 1880s farmhouse, just off Adelaida Road.The landscape blends the historic orchards and heritage oaks with plantings of eclectic Mediterranean and California native drifts of color and texture.

The setting is elegant, relaxed and reminiscent of older, simpler times. The new tasting room reflects this same essence, with flecks of a fresh, more youthful appearance. Both areas are the perfect spot to bring a picnic, share a bottle of phenomenal wine, and spend the afternoon soaking up the Paso Robles sunshine.

 

Landscape Design: Firma Landscape Architecture, Madrone Landscapes | Landscape Construction: Madrone Landscapes

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