David Clarke Design encourages clients (and everyone!) to discover more about Southern California's rich and varied natural environments.
Touring public gardens can offer inspiration and knowledge for those interested in a landscape design for their residence. Visiting nurseries that specialize in drought-adapted plants can help you acquire basic information on appropriate plant species for your area. Exploring our area's many public parks and reserves offers insight into our various microclimates and offers a hands-on experience of many of the plant species we recommend.
Below are websites of companies or organizations that have timely and useful information on this subject:
California Garden & Landscape History Society
California Landscape Contractors Association
California Native Plant Society--San Diego Chapter
Center for Plant Conservation
Chance of Rain
Garden Design Magazine
Las Pilitas Nursery
Mediterranean Garden Society
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
San Diego Horticultural Society
Theodore Payne Foundation
Tree of Life Nursery
The Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College