Steve Harbour

Designing Drought Tolerant Gardens

A Thematic Approach: We are in a new landscape era, demanding drought tolerant gardens. From plants to hardscape learn the hows and whys of putting it altogether.

Steve Harbour has over 35 years of professional experience as a San Diego landscape designer and horticultural expert. The gardens created by this award-winning designer have been the focus of regional and national publications, while many of the landscapes he has designed, including his home garden, the subjects of public garden tours. He has served as a Certified Arborist (ISA) and California Certified Nurseryman. Although his professional career has concentrated in landscaping and horticulture, Steven holds a B.A. in English from Sonoma State University and writes and blogs regularly. His new book The New California Landscapes: The Design Guidebook to the Water-Wise Gardens in the Golden State, discusses how to design and install drought tolerant landscapes.