Offering services in Sacramento and surrounding areas.
Whether you are starting from scratch, a plot of bare earth, or renovating an existing landscape, it all begins with the design.
Who We Are
We are a landscape design firm that creates lush, sustainable gardens that have low water needs & require very little maintenance; our designs are both habitat and people friendly.
This is our process; we translate your dreams and desires into a living landscape.
Roberta Walker - Bio
A landscape designer from Northern California, Roberta Walker has been featured in Sunset magazine and has been in segments of HGTV’s “Gardening by the Yard” as well as the documentary “Becoming California.”
A designer of more than 1,000 gardens, she was on the 2010 design team for Sacramento’s Habitat for Humanity that received the National Green Build Award for their energy- and water-efficient homes.
A former graphic designer and painter with an exquisite sense of color and form,
Walker has developed design methods and a large plant palate for what she calls the “New Landscape”—a drought-tolerant, bird and butterfly friendly garden that requires little water or maintenance yet gives beauty, texture and an ever-changing tapestry of color throughout the year.
Marshall has an education in Environmental Horticulture with a degree in Landscape Design and Nursery Practice. She worked for a wholesale production nursery where she learned a great deal about plant identification, growth habits, cultural requirements, etc. She stayed in this field for 6 ½ years before entering the Landscape Design field. After graduating in Landscape Design, Marshall came to work with Roberta Walker Landscape Design.
When you decide you would like to have a design drawn for your landscape, the first step is a consultation, either Kimberly or I will look at your yard and listen to your thoughts about what you’d like in your yard. We will discuss the different elements that you are looking for: plants, dining area, vegetable garden, water feature, outdoor dining, children’s play area, etc.. As we look around we will notice the sun and shade exposures of your yard, the existing trees and foliage, any views of the neighbors, the grade (flat, raised, terraced, etc.) and any other details that will lend themselves to what is to come. We will also consider any existing problems such as drainage, rotting decks and retaining walls and faulty irrigation systems.
The cost of a full landscape design can start from $1,500.00 with Kimberly Marshall or $2,500.00 with Roberta Walker, which includes a full color plant book of the plants designed for your new landscape.
We consider each view a separate fee. For instance the front yard would be one fee and the back yard, another. In some cases side yards are very large and will require an additional fee. Large acreage lots and parcels will be considered according to the time and detail that will go into it. The total fee will be determined at the time of the consultation. Likewise, if one of your yards are much smaller, then we would adjust our prices accordingly.
A deposit of 50% is taken at the first meeting, and the balance is due upon plan completion. When the plan is complete we will go over all the details, the plants, the lighting, the hard surfaces such as the rock, retaining walls and everything else that is included in your plan. We will recommend landscape contractors for you to start getting bids (estimates for the installation of your new garden). If one of our recommended contractors are chosen for the job, then we will be there, at your home, to “stage,” or set the plants, and do a walk-through at the completion of the landscape. We are available throughout the process for information or support.
For a complicated design a preliminary drawing may be necessary to insure that the plan is developing the way you would like it to. A preliminary sketch is an additional $175.00.
Consultations without a design are also available.
The consultation rate with Roberta Walker is: $325.00 per hour or with Kimberly Marshall: $175.00 per hour
Please contact us at your convenience with any questions or comments you might have. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Roberta Walker Landscape Design
Telephone: (916) 485-4769