Dramatic plantscapes define the outdoor space and gives a property a unique character. Browse through this collection of landscapes designed by Steve Harbour in the San Diego area. The looks are diverse but the plants and other elements used in his designs perform well and look like they belong in the Southern California area. Click one to enlarge each photo, then click again to enlarge it further.
The water-wise landscape beds are filled with bold plants to add a classic villa-like look to this San Diego residence. The Mediterranean look is one of Steve Harbour’s favorites.
This stunning garden was conceived via the homeowner’s wishes for a dramatic, formal look. Mature Olives dot the front entry and boxwood hedges frame beds of rose, lavender, and other perennials.
This previously unusable slope was redesigned with a rock bench seat and small patio area, surrounded by lavender, flax, and other notable plants. The bench and strategically-placed boulders acted as a retaining wall to level this intimate space.
Shrubs and perennial beds wind along the pathway of this San Diego property in Santa Luz. The development has strict landscape CC&R’s yet this landscape design by Steve has a lush look.
This garden developed for the San Diego Home and Garden Show combines cacti and succulents with palms and other tropicals. Entitled 'The Collector's Garden". Steve Harbour uses combinations of rock and gravel with garden art to create a visually stunning scene.
Pathways wind through lavender and various other perennials to pens of curious llamas. Steve designed bird aviaries and several bird houses into this animal-friendly landscape.
A dry-stack stone wall holds blue agaves set under a classic olive as a custom sculptural piece adds another dimension to this garden bed.
Water iris and Alstroemeria flower to set off a shady oasis scene. The dripping water from the rock into the pond is a favorite of toads and hummingbirds.
Architecturally strong plants create a lush grotto near a cascading stream as it emptys into a pond.