Ditch the lawn for a beautiful drought tolerant garden!

Want to convert from lawn to garden but not sure where to start? We now offer lawn to garden landscape consultation services.  Just need a little advice, we have hourly consultations (2hr minimum).  Or, we offer full landscape design services that will provide you with a complete design plan and plant list.

Garden Consultation

  • Onsite consultation to choose plants for new or existing plantings
  • List of plants and ideal purchase size for custom quotes from RBG Nursery
  • Two hour minimum
  • $95 per hour for members
  • $110 per hour for non members

Full Design & Plan

  • Visit client’s garden and provide an estimate for services
  • Produce concept plan to review with client for edits and input
  • Produce color planting plan with instructions for proper planting
  • Provide a list of plants and ideal purchase size for custom quotes from RBG Nursery

Note: We do not do installation

To get started, please fill out our landscape design inquiry form

Drought Tolerant Plants

The Nursery is stocked with plants that are qualified for rebates through the Contra Costa Water District’s Lawn to Garden Rebate Program. Our Nursery staff is also extremely knowledgeable and more than happy to answer any questions you have about whether or not a particular plant will thrive in your yard.

If you’re looking for a plant that we don’t currently have in-stock, or want to make a large order of plants for your water wise garden, it is best to call the nursery at 925-944-9352.

The Garden is the perfect place for inspiration, and offers a chance to see what many drought tolerant plants look like when they mature. Plan your visit today!

Additional recommended landscape designers:

Troy McGregor: Gondwana Flora

Design and installation
(925) 818- 4460

Farallon Gardens

Design, installation, and maintenance
(415) 425-5734

Susan Fenelon: Earthly Gardens

Garden design and installation

Linnea Lion: Lion-Arted

Small-scale landscape design, garden consulting/coaching, container design, and maintenance
(925) 289-6891

Kelly Marshall: Kelly Marshall Garden Design

Design and installation
(925) 914-0327

Mariposa Gardening & Design

Eco garden focus design and installation: Andrea Hurd & Julia Bell

Tim O’Shea of Green 17

Landscape Architects and Design
415.332.3033 | 707.501.4707

Cricket Riley: Idyll Spaces

Landscape Design and Garden Consultation

Roxy Wolosenko: Roxy’s Designs

Sustainable garden design and installation

Banner photo by Zella Urmson Photography