About Us

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Golden Love in the garden

First off, thank you! Love’s Gardens got its start in 2003, and is now a robust landscaping company simplifying the lives and beautifying the gardens of Santa Cruz and beyond. Business is good and I have you, my neighbors, to thank for that.

At 6 years old I began pulling my neighbor’s weeds. Over 6 decades later, I’m still playing in the dirt, but today I bring more than just enthusiasm.

I am a…

… trained horticulturalist
… certified and consulting arborist
… licensed landscape contractor
… permaculture designer
… qualified pest control applicator
… community college instructor
… avid gardener!

For almost 30 years I owned a successful business that designed, built and maintained landscapes for businesses from San Francisco to Monterey. Today my intention is to share those three decades of experience and horticultural expertise with you, my neighbors.

In the midst of climate change and drought, I’m especially excited about helping you maintain the vibrancy of your garden in environmentally sustainable and cost-effective methods. That’s why Love’s Gardens specializes in rainwater harvesting, greywater, drought tolerant gardens, and edible landscaping.

If you can’t tell, I love gardening. I love making people happy. I would consider it an honor to help you build a garden that puts a smile on your face.

In Gratitude,

Golden Love

Co-creating water neutral gardens

Santa Cruz, CA


PS:  tap the buttons below for detailed information about our demonstration garden:

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  1. Hi Golden,
    I was referred to you by some greywater folks in the area. I’d love to get in touch to collaborate! I’ve copy/pasted my resume below and I look forward to meeting you.

  2. Hi Daniel, Great resume. You can reach me at goldenlove@lovegardens.com Golden

  3. Hi Golden,
    My name is Shaun Fox I was reffered to you by Common Ground Design to inquire about possible work. I am currently full time at cabrillo and have some experience in landscaping with the ability to learn very quickly and efficiently.
    Feel free to call Common Ground Design as they afirm my strong work ethic and dedication.
    Thank you for your time and the amazing work you do,
    Shaun Michael Fox

    Common Ground Design

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