About Sarah Ray Landscape Design

Sarah Ray Philosophy Statement

About Sarah Ray Landscape Design:

Established in 1999

The founder and principal designer, Sarah Ray graduated with highest honors from University of California at Berkeley with a degree in Landscape Architecture. Among other awards, she won the prestigious ASLA Certificate of Honor for outstanding academic and design achievement. After leaving a successful career as a golf course architect, Sarah followed her true passion, which is residential landscape design and construction.

"I love working one on one with clients helping them shape and create their own personal haven. When all is said and done, when the last stone has been placed and everything is working the way it is intended, I am left with a great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction knowing that the garden that I poured my heart and soul in to will be used and appreciated in rich meaningful ways for years to come. I love my job!" said Sarah.

Of her design philosophy, Sarah explains, “I am not interested in recreating nature, but rather, collaborating with it by bringing in the right species that not only delight the eye, but are also in harmony with what is beyond the garden gate. The garden should be about making connections: connections between the house and the garden; connections between the garden and the environment as well as, and possibly most important, connections between a person and Nature.”

At Sarah Ray Landscape Design, we know that the foundation of any great garden begins with a strong design. The design process is a collaborative effort between our clients and our team. Our goal is to help our clients envision and create an ideal outdoor space that matches their personal needs and desires. Whether our clients have a clear vision of what they want, or simply just an idea, the design process begins with us listening to the client, so that we may create for them the perfect outdoor living space.

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