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 Philosophy and Vision
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 step in the design process. That and a thorough understanding of the goals and scope of the project are important to the success and outcome. Each landscape design approach we propose considers the architecture and unique characteristics of the residence and surroundings. And we incorporate plants that are site-appropriate, have low-water needs are low-maintenance and provide year-round color, texture and beauty.
Throughout the process Eileen encourages collaboration with her clients and all team members that are involved in the landscape design and installation phase, 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 included the 2015 PG&E San Francisco Water Conservation Summit, where she spoke about "lawn replacement design strategies".
She's been a featured speaker at The Garden Conservancy Event "Creating Great Plant Combinations" and was invited to KGO radio to be interviewed by Ryan Scott to speak about sustainable landscape design techniques and practices.
Eileen is a contributing writer for Houzz.com and has written various articles covering fire safe landscaping practices and other informative landscape and plant related features and topics.
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