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About Sallie Bryan

Sallie grew up in Connecticut and gardened with her grandmother as a young child. She began designing gardens after college in Colorado, New Mexico and Connecticut for the various landlords at her rental properties while she pursued her career as a high school art educator. When she moved to Berkeley in 1999 she redesigned her own garden adding a pond/waterfall, patio, and stairs. The plants were lovely exotic plants. After the drought when her garden was in shambles she replanted with native plants that sustained a wildlife habitat. Today she is completing her design credential at Merritt College and working with clients. 

Volunteer Work


  •  Designed the pollinator garden at Prospect Sierra School in El Cerrito planting and maintaining the site with students.

  • Designed and planted the renovated area at Step One Preschool in Berkeley.



Garden Philosophy

Even a small garden can become an oasis for the wildlife and homeowner. Finding just the right plants for the space considering soil types, sun, and water needs along with understanding the habits of the desired species is what it is all about. 

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