Eileen Kelly, Founder and Lead Landscape Designer
Following a successful career in advertising, Eileen pursued her lifelong affinity for plants and design, and in 2006 formed Dig Your Garden Landscaping Design, located in San Anselmo, Marin County, CA. Extensively trained in landscape design and architecture as well as environmental landscaping studies at Merritt College and the College of Marin, Eileen is also a graduate of the Bay Friendly Training Certification Program (now Rescape California), an organization committed to eco-friendly and sustainable landscaping practices.
As an award-winning landscape designer, Eileen's clients share praises for her innovative design solutions combined with a collaborative spirit, keen listening and communications skills, delivery of excellent service and attention to detail. Eileen's designs span sleek and modern spaces to calm and restful zen-inspired environments as well as those with a more traditional aesthetic.
Our primary philosophy is to create unique and thoughtful outdoor living environments that address each client’s lifestyle and wishes while incorporating sustainable and ecologically responsible landscape practices. That in tandem with meeting their budgetary and scheduling wishes.
Establishing a clear vision is an important first step in the process…..and understanding our client’s wishes, and lifestyle is important to the success and outcome of the landscape. Each design approach considers the architecture and unique character of the residence and site conditions and incorporates plants that are appropriate, have low-water needs are low-maintenance and provide year-round color, texture and beauty.
Eileen encourages collaboration with her clients as well as other team members that may are involved in the landscape remodel to ensure the long-term success of the landscape project.
Affiliations, Writing and Speaking Engagements
Eileen has served as a Board Member of the APLD®, the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and is often a featured speaker at various events, that include the 2015 PG&E San Francisco Water Conservation Summit, where she spoke on "lawn replacement design strategies".
She's been a featured speaker at The Garden Conservancy Event "Creating Great Plant Combinations" and was invited to KGO ratio interview with Ryan Scott to talk about Sustainable Landscape Design Techniques and Practices.
Eileen is a contributing writer for Houzz.com and has written various articles covering fire safe landscaping and a variety of informative landscape and plant related features and topics.