Chasing Zen

This garden showcases the quality, spirit and potential of the artists and contributors whom we call our heroes.  Through collaborative design and ethically sourced materials, dreams become reality. Wander through our urban jungle and you feel the passion of the heroes beneath the fronds.

Silver Award
Most Dramatic
Best Combinations of Plant Materials

Designed by:

Garden Master: Mike Seymour, MSE Landscape Professionals
Business: MSE Landscape Professionals

Indoteak Designs, Gilliland Landscape Architect, Pondology, David Alan Collection, Andy's Orchids, Growup Greenwalls, DM Nurser, Clausens Nursery, Pearson's Nursery, KRC Roc, Backyard X-scapes, Evergreen Nurser, Dixieline Lumbe, Hula Tropicals, Armstrong Nursery, Jennifer Coburn Topiaries and Statues, Kathleen Davis - Data analytics

Practice Playfulness

Our garden encourages learning, discovery and Joy through open-ended play, physical obstacles and natural materials in a safe environment.

Gold Award
Design Excellence
Most Educational
Best Appeal to Children
Best Interpretation of Theme
Most Creative Use of Space


Designed by:

Business: Falling Waters Landscape

KRC Rock, Concrete Collaborative, Village Nurseries, Toja Grid, Terra Sculpture, WWOO Outdoor Kitchens, POC Studio, Southland Sod, Dutch Country Living, Barrels and Branches Nursery

Barefoot in the Park

Feel free to unwind in this garden that brings out the joy of walking barefoot in the park.

Best San Diego Adapted Garden
Silver Award
Best Intimate Garden
Best Water Feature

Designed by:

Garden Master: Scotty Ensign
Business: Scotty’s Plantscape


This landscape strives to focus on exceptional hardscape items as a centerpieces for outdoor living and entertainment within the minimal landscape.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Abdul Malas
Business: San Diego Landscaping, Inc.

CJ Growers, Juju Event Planning

For Palm’s Sake

Welcome to a modern adaptation that pays tribute to California’s most iconic desert community, Palm Springs. Long before celebrities, golf courses, and resorts dotted the landscape, there stood a grouping of palm trees that signified life. Home to North America’s largest natural Fan Palm oasis, this area was the ancestral home of the Agua Caliente band of Cahuilla Indians. With its unique ecosystem, the region has sustained life for thousands of years. “For Palm’s Sake”, a story that rose from primitive oasis to Mid-century marvel.


Gold Award
Judges’ Choice
Pacific Horticulture Award for Horticultural Excellence
Best Home Landscape
Best Use of Hardscape

Designed by:

Garden Masters: Dominic Ramirez, Scott Hilton
Business: LUX Design

Cactus and Succulents

Nestled among palms, this garden celebrates the interest and potential of these fascinating drought tolerant plants in the landscape.

Gold Award
Water Smart Award
Compatibility of Plant Materials
Best Interpretive Signage

Designed by:

Garden Master: Geronimo Chavez
Business: Evergreen Nursery

Fun in the Sun

Enjoy life and take time to play with a nearly maintenance-free landscape.


Silver Award

Designed by:

Garden Master: Mike Kish
Business: Green Acres


Balancing organic and man-made structures to create a compelling garden space.

Artistic Elements

Designed by:

Garden Master: Olive A Dream

Olive a Dream Trees, Metalscape, Rick and Amy Warren, Yabo Creations, Mother Nature