Landscape Designer Palm Springs, CATamarisk Country Club
Palm Springs, CA

Landscape Designer Palm Springs, CAMulholland Drive
Los Angeles, CA

Landscape Design Los Angeles, CAHolmby Hills
Los Angeles, CA

ABOUT

Landscpae Design Palm Springs & Los Angeles, CAMajoring in landscape architecture & design while pursuing a minor degree in ornamental horticulture, Gordon Kurtis began his professional career way before graduating from Cal. Poly, Pomona in 1979. The day he turned 16. he applied for a job in a nursery and has since maintained a love for plants and garden design.

As a published author of "Walls, Walks and Steps," one of the For Your Garden series. He has also appeared on the KCET Channel 28 Saturday morning program, "Into the Garden". He devotes his time to various charity events including the Virginia Robinson Garden Tour, Pacific Palisades Garden Tour, Bel Air showcase house for the Venice Family Clinic, and "Entertaining in the Garden' with Martha Stewart, sponsored by the South Bay Garden Club.

His work has been featured in books entitled •Montecito-California's Garden Paradise" "The Gardens of California" and "Casa California - Spanish style houses from Santa Barbara to San Clemente". Articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times Magazine, House and Garden and Architectural Digest.

 

landscape design PHILOSOPHY


THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN - A Historical Influence

Southern California's climate closely parallels that found in the countries on the shores of the Mediterranean. The influences that have historically had affect on the established landscape design gardens of France, Italy and Spain have continued to reach across the Atlantic to the shores of the Pacific.

Our hospitable climate and sunshine, encourages the use of rare varieties of plant materials often found in these older gardens and create a fresh approach to the garden. These unique plants along with the colors and aromatic scents provided meld with the historical architectural references in Southern California to enhance the gardens of our world - The European Influence.