Rob Moore

My experience with California’s native landscape began in 1960’s growing up in the eastern foothills of San Diego County.

My experience in the landscape industry began as a teenager working for my father who ran a small company providing residential maintenance services. As a young adult I found myself in other lines of work, but I always retained of sense of appreciation for landscapes both developed and natural.

In 2005 I decided to combine my aptitude for design with my love of gardening, and began researching a career in Landscape Architecture at Fullerton College. From the information gleaned, I chose a course of study in ornamental landscape design specializing in drought tolerant plants completing my course work and receiving my diploma in May of 2006 certifying me as a Landscape Designer.

The following year, after finishing a design course with esteemed landscape architects Anna Armstrong and Richard Walker at the Theodore Payne Foundation in Los Angeles, I began to recognize that there was much more to landscape design than mere aesthetics. At this point I decided to work exclusively with California native plants which eventually lead to the starting of my own company California Native Landscape Design.

I have designed gardens in San Diego, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Orange Counties, and have lectured on design elements at Tree of Life nursery, and Wild Birds Unlimited.

I have written for APLD’s (Association of Professional Landscape Designers) The Designer Magazine and was recently published in The Journal of California Native Plant Society’s Fremontia.

Three Gardens I designed were featured in Orange County Chapter, California Native Plant Society’s Garden Tour this year, one of which won “Best Native Garden” in Roger’s Gardens’ California Friendly Garden Contest 2011.

I continue to design, consult, write, and blog at CaliforniaNativeGardenDesign and at my Facebook page of the same name.

You can find me at my blog, and on Facebook and on Twitter @LandscapeRob

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