Phone: 707-773-3172
Cell: 707-481-5756


I LOVE designing gardens!

Habitat, Mediterranean, Residential, Church, School or Commercial...

Unlike many other designers I like to do the installation as well, to ensure it's done according to plan...

... and I get to work outdoors!


My design style combines the aesthetic and scientific in a balanced, beautiful way.

I strive to express your ideas on the design page and on the garden ground.

I've designed Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, and several Biblical gardens. Along with my team, we install and repair irrigation systems, planter boxes, and decomposed granite pathways.

I enjoy the challenge and complexity of larger commercial projects as well. Commercial projects include stagings for realtors, Napa Auto Parts in Santa Rosa, the Brisbane School District, the Armenian Church in Laurel Village and Taunte Marie Cooking School, both in San Francisco.

My training includes Meritt College in Oakland and the Garden Design program through the UC Berkeley Extension program in San Francisco. I apprenticed with Don Mahoney at Strybing Arboretum in San Francisco.

I've placed several examples of my designs, along with some before-and-after pictures, below and on various additional screens focusing on residential, commercial, and non-profit examples.

The habitat garden is one of my specialties. It attract hummingbirds and beneficial insects -- butterflies, ladybugs, and friendly bees...


Habitat and herb gardens can also be planted in containers


Ingrid Larnis

It's me - but not in my work clothes!


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