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This year, Gardeners’ Guild has been honored with two prestigious awards this year for its work on a full-scale landscape renovation for a home in the Oakland Hills.  The national award, presented by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) is a first-place award in its category.  The California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) presented the state award at their annual convention in San Diego.

Both associations receive numerous entries every year and recognize a select number of contractors with an award ceremony, featuring a multi-media show that highlights winners’ achievements followed by the presentation of award plaques.  Being recognized nationally for their work is a significant accomplishment for a landscape contractor and the team at Gardeners’ Guild was jubilant when the news arrived.

The property’s setting is impressive.  Located high in the Oakland hills with sweeping San Francisco bay views, the landscape renovation was conceived to harmonize with the mid-century modern style of the newly renovated house, and for their family to have more outdoor living space.  The new landscape was a complete transformation in which Gardeners’ Guild installed an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, spa and custom-built water feature and terraces, which were cut to maximize the beauty of the sloping hillside.

Kip Matthews, Gardeners’ Guild’s Construction Operations Manager and twenty-two year veteran of the company says, “Being recognized nationally is a huge affirmation of our hard work, talent and coordination.  I’m extremely proud of our team.”  Gardeners’ Guild President, Kevin Davis remarked on his appreciation of the client relationship.  “Our successful collaboration was a big part of the success of this project, said Davis.  “It demonstrates to us how important these partnerships are.”

A Spectacular Landscape Transformation

Once a field of dried grass and weeds it’s now a four-acre oasis of cool green grass, mulch and drought resistant plantings with walking trails, picnic areas, open space, a gazebo and colorful play structures.

Northgate Park is a brand new park in Vallejo and Gardeners’ Guild is proud of its work on this large commercial project.  Our contribution included extensive site development, layout, concrete work, site furnishings, play structures, plant and tree installation, drainage, slope work, erosion control and irrigation.

See the dramatic before and after photos!

Northgate Park - BEFORE

Northgate Park AFTER