Designer in Residence (DIR) Program at Tree of Life Nurserydesign image

Book 45 min. Design Appointments with Design professionals who will meet with you here at our nursery to discuss your garden project.


As more people choose to upgrade their landscaping from boring lawns and tired ornamental plants to sustainable and vibrant native plant gardens, they are discovering they might need a little design help along the way.  Tree of Life Native Plant Nursery has put together a network of independent professional designers who will meet with you here at our nursery (33201 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA) for a short design consultation on Saturdays throughout the year.

Bring information with you about your site and the  “Designer in Residence” will provide 45 minute design consultations for the modest fee of $45.00.  Appointments can be booked online or a few walk-in appointments may be booked at the nursery on the day of consultation, first come first serve.  Click here for information about the designers and to book an appointment.

The designers who are participating in this program have already participated at many Tree of Life events and workshops, and each one is from a different area in Southern California, ranging from San Diego to Los Angeles.  These designers are independent business owners who will represent their own landscaping design services.  We are excited that they have chosen to partner with us and to make their services known to our customers.  For the designer names, websites and appointment times, please click here.

After your initial consultation at the nursery you might decide to obtain further design services from one of our “Designers in Residence.”  In preparation for your design consultation at Tree of Life Nursery, please read more information: Preparing for your Design Consultation.

Do you design native gardens?  Are you interested in partnering with Tree of Life and becoming a Designer in Residence?  Please contact Sarah at


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