Who We Are
Sarah Herman Landscape Design has been creating California residential gardens since 2002. Our goal is to provide people with functional, beautiful and ecologically sensitive landscapes which reflect each client’s personal vision and practical concerns. We are also committed to enriching people’s lives by enhancing their appreciation and stewardship of California’s natural environment.
Pro-bono projects include edible school gardens and California native plant gardens which introduce children to sustainable garden principles and California native habitats.
Sarah Herman earned her Certificate in Landscape Design from Merritt College. She is a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLDCA) and is a Bay Friendly Qualified Landscape Designer. She also has a Masters degree in Social Work from New York University and a Bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Before and After: 4 Great Outdoor Makeovers in Oddly Shaped Gardens
Four stunning transformations in the UK and US reveal how skinny, sloped or pie-slice-shape plots were made beautiful. (07/19/2020) Read more »
Hillside Yard Offers Scenic Views and Space for Contemplation
A landscape designer transforms an uninspiring yard in the Bay Area into a garden that celebrates California living. (03/05/2020) Read more »
Q&A with Sarah Herman, Berkeley landscape designer (3/10/2015)
San Francisco Chronicle article. Interview and photos
Large Stones Add Design Element to Gardens (5/28/2014)
Use of boulders in landscaping helps give a sense of stability, giving the garden structure and balance, by Sarah Herman.