With an impressive career in Santa Barbara spanning over three decades, Margie Grace’s landscape design portfolio is celebrated both locally and internationally. Now she gives an exclusive tour of the lush gardens of Santa Barbara in her first book: Private Gardens of Santa Barbara: The Art of Outdoor Living. Grace Design Associates sculpts the terrain to mimic nature and layers on essential elements—organic materials, stone and plantings—to create a dynamic, living ecosystem that supports the local biome and utilizes water in the most efficient and considered way. Margie has been honored with numerous design awards including the prestigious International Landscape Designer of the Year award from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, which she was awarded for the second time in 2018. Find Margie at gracedesignassociates.com.
Demand More from Your Garden: Multi-tasking Landscape Elements and Hard-Working Plants
Having a garden is very nurturing, but it can take a lot of work. Manual labor, late nights poring over the garden books or the internet, and pests and diseases. Why not max out the benefits of your blood, sweat, and resources with tips and techniques from Margie’s “work smarter, not harder” handbook? Margie shares her own tricks of the trade to make sure the elements are on your side as you create your own resilient garden of enduring beauty.