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NATURE

Man masters   

not by force but by

understanding

Jacob Bronowski

Jodie Cook Landscape Design is a landscape design studio focusing on ecological design principles.  We transform land into environments for living that are exceptional, beautiful and inviting to all living creatures.  

 

To us, a successful garden is one in which the line between landscape and wild nature is blurred; a place where you can contentedly read, entertain, play or dine outdoors.  A setting in which a bird might raise its young and a butterfly or hummingbird might seek nectar or shelter.  We often juxtapose the contemporary with the wild.  We are practical and ecologically-minded designers who understand your garden's place in the grand scheme of things, no matter how large or small it might be.  Our clients understand this too.

 

We work on a wide range of projects and programs.

Landscape Concept Plans

Detailed Planting Plans

Landscape Consultation

(Watershed-Wise Principles)

3D Renderings

Planting Selection and Installation

Installation Observation

Horticultural Planning for Communities

Services

Southern Orange County, CA

Dana Point

Laguna Beach

Newport Beach 

Newport Coast

San Clemente

San Juan Capistrano

Areas

Rates & Fees

Landscape Concept Plans                                                       $4000 and up 

Detailed Planting Plans                                                           $2500 and up

Landscape Consultation (based on the watershed approach)        $150/hr

Planting Selection and Installation Observation                           $100/hr

Horticultural Planning for Communities                         (Rates vary by project)

 

Public Speaking: 

Subjects related to the Watershed Approach to sustainable landscaping, ornamental horticulture, water-wise design, garden scale rainwater harvesting

$100 per hour, plus expenses  (3 hr minimum)

Certifications & Awards

 

SITES Accredited Professional

Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL)

American Rainwater Capture Systems Association (ARCSA) 

Professional Training Rainwater Harvesting

 

EPA WaterSense Certified Irrigation Auditor

Watershed Wise Landscape Professional (WWLP)

University of California, Berkeley, Landscape Architecture Certificate

Qualified Watershed-Wise Trainer G3/Green Gardens Group 

Certified UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardener of Orange County

Speakers Bureau

UCCE Master Gardener-Certified Trainer, Edible Landscapes, Speaker's Bureau

New York Botanical Garden School of Horticulture and Design

 

 

 

 

Testimonials

Client: mikevly

Project Price Range: $50,000 - $100,000

We employed Jodie to totally redesign our complete outside areas. She was extremely diligent in analyzing our requirements and prepared a detailed set of plans that optimized our view, together with an estimated cost. After we engaged a contractor, Jodie was very attentive in making sure the project was on time and made any neccessary adjustments to meet our changing requirements and resolved an issues that developed. After all the hardscape was completed, she arranged the planting of the complete garden that is the envy of the neighbourhood and we are extremely happy with the final results. She is a very talented designer who has the ability to create a fantastic outdoor living area and I would highly recommend her for any project.

Client: dougechelberger

Project Price Range: $10,000-$49,999

Jodie was really great to work with when we remodeled our home and yard. She took the ideas that we had and really came up with an amazing design. The best part was she was very involved and worked directly with our contractor and landscape installer. She made sure they followed the plan, was there when adjustments needed to be made and was there when they finished. I could not be more happy with the job that she did and our yard and the spaces she created are amazing. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Client: jillastevea

Project Price Range: $50,000-$100,000

Jodie Cook designed and supervised a significant project for our custom hilltop, ocean-view home. The project began with a complete exterior demolition and encompassed hardscape, masonry, irrigation, planting and lighting elements. After evaluating several landscape architects and designers, Jodie’s depth of knowledge, sensitivity to our needs and desires, and her genuine enthusiasm for our project clearly distinguished her. Although we were not her only clients, she made us feel that our project was her top priority. 

Her talents were quickly apparent after producing a water-wise, stunning, but subtly sophisticated design concept that was true to the architectural style of our home and our coastal environment. She melded form and function to create expanded uses and a cohesive flow to the property that had eluded us for 24 years. The results far exceeded our expectations. 

Jodie was extraordinarily helpful and understanding, and her many suggestions and advice were offered with discretion and reassurance. Her attention to detail, as well as client service and satisfaction is rare. Moreover, we found her trustworthiness to be as notable as her creative skills and professionalism. 

Jodie’s resourcefulness was invaluable, as she succeeded in locating specialized plantings and pricing unattainable from our contractor. Our budget was not modest, nor was it extravagant, but Jodie’s diligence permitted the project to finish under-budget. Additionally, she worked very well with our suppliers and contractor, winning their respect, while steadfastly safeguarding our interests. 

Landscape improvement projects can be daunting, but Jodie made our experience enjoyable. She delivered everything that she promised, and more. We are pleased to recommend Jodie Cook Landscape Design. 


Steve & Jill Beyer 
San Clemente, CA

Client: Stephanie Gretzema

Project Price Range: $10,000-$49,999

We hired Jodie Cook to design and coordinate our landscaping project and could not be happier. Jodie is a professional who really knows her plants. She designed a beautiful and functional yard for us and we would recommend her to anyone.