Landscaping.  Gardening.

Living a Garden Lifestyle.

 Doing the right thing for our ecology.

Whether you need a landscape architect, a garden coach, or want to learn more about landscaping topics, I'm your guy.


Hi, I'm Dave Phelps,

Founder of Garden Enlightenment


This is my Story



At an early age seeking meaning, I found myself immersed in the coolest combination of indigenous beliefs, organic gardening, and Zen Buddhism.  That was high school.

I went to Cal Poly and studied plants -Horticulture and Landscape Architecture.  Moving back to the Bay Area I started a landscaping company.

For the next couple of decades, I thrived designing and building high end residential gardens in Marin and beyond.

Then, a pivot:  I got a job with a large commercial landscape company as their sustainability manager.

I started teaching.  Consulting.  Selling regenerative landscape practices.

Then, another pivot: I became a self- employed landscape architect, consultant, and educator.

To say I have a gardening problem is fairly accurate.

If you're here reading this, it's likely you've heard me speak or teach on some landscape topic somewhere, or maybe I did a design for you.

My desire is to serve you and Gaia by enhancing our landscapes, gardens, and ecologies.

How can I best do that for you?


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