California Gardens

 Who We Are

Li Vellinga, came to California from Sweden in 1980.  Shortly after, she became part owner of a retail garden supply shop and found herself being asked to advise customers on plant selection and placement. After thirteen years in the retail business and formal training at The College of San Mateo, California Gardens came into being in 1991.  Now we’ve become an established name on the Peninsula and exhibited and won awards at major garden shows.

She is a member of:

  • Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)
  • The Horticultural Advisory Board of the College of San Mateo
  • Filoli, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Gamble Gardens of Palo Alto
  • San Francisco Botanical Gardens (formerly Strybing)

(It's pronounced "Lee")

Landscape Design & Consultation

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Bay Area phone: 650 637-9400
Sierra Foothills phone: 530 642-1200