Gardeners’ Guild was founded in Marin County in 1972.
Our much-admired founder Linda Novy laid the groundwork for GGI’s industry niche and shaped our corporate culture. In the late 1970’s, she spearheaded a new approach to landscaping that conserved water, used the least toxic products and was environmentally friendly. From this work three new service lines emerged: Our IPM (Integrated Pest Management) (link to that service line) division, our eco-friendly program LivingSolutions (link to the LivingSolutions service line) and our irrigation division. Linda put us on the map as the go-to experts for environmentally friendly landscaping.
Her management style inspired employees to think more like owners. Years later Linda would sell her company shares to the employees and GGI became an ESOP. (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). (link to the Employee owned page)
Gardeners’ Guild has a proven system to optimize plant vitality, soil, save water, identify, and reduce pest problems. Our planning tools support our clients’ long-range vision for improvements.
Property owners, managers, homeowners, Landscape Architects and General Contractors who need a local professional who knows how to build and maintain landscapes.
We Service these San Francisco Bay Area Counties
San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Napa Counties. Solano County. West Contra Costa and Alameda Counties
Some People Consider Us a Boutique Landscape Contractor
It’s the extensive knowledge of our seasoned management team. Each one with a specialty – such as horticulture, integrated pest management (IPM), irrigation/water conservation, sustainability, design, and construction.