Specialty Landscapes for San Luis Obispo Co.

Welcome to the home of Gardens By Gabriel, Inc. We are an organically-based custom landscape design and installation outfit, firmly rooted in San Luis Obispo County. Our vision is to bring the beauty and character of California’s Central Coast to your space through creative and regionally appropriate landscape design. 

Whether you have a foggy coastal nook, a sun-baked slope, or an historic San Luis Obispo haven; whether you prefer California natives, Mediterranean plants, or edible landscaping; we have the knowledge and skill to bring your dream projects to fruition. We invite you to explore our pages and see how our commitment to sustainable practices, distinctive plants, and superior craftsmanship come together to form one-of-a-kind garden environments. 

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houzz features & more!

  • Houzz: Lawn Alternatives
  • Houzz: Precious Prairies
  • Houzz: Succulent Stars
  • Houzz: Masses of Grasses!
  • Houzz: What Is Wabi Sabi?
  • Houzz: Feature Your Flagstone
  • Houzz: Paddle Plant Pizzazz
  • Houzz: Coastal Style
  • Houzz: Re-Use
  • Landscaping Network: Mediterranean Flair
  • Houzz: Lovely Leucadendrons
  • Houzz: Summer Details
  • Houzz: Mulch Magic!
  • 2009 Obispo Beautiful Award
  • SLO Tribune: November 2009
  • SLO Tribune: February 2009
  • SLO Tribune: January 2008

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about us



Gardens by Gabriel, Inc. is a collective of craftsmen, artists, and designers headed by owner and operator, Gabriel Frank. Gardens by Gabriel, license #887028, is a fully bonded and insured company based in San Luis Obispo County.

Our main crew is composed of 5 individuals: Mindy Renee, David Spatafora, Victor Bernal, Dan Renee and myself, Gabriel Frank, graduate of NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL HORTICULTURE. Keeping a small core crew allows us to focus on detail and quality, at every stage in the garden. When creating a more complex landscape, no matter the size, we incorporate into our team specialists in fine carpentry, concrete work, and masonry.

Alone or with an expanded crew, we excel at creating distinctive landscapes. Our work has won an Obispo Beautiful award, and been featured in the San Luis Tribune.  

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