San Francisco Flower Show
San Mateo Expo Convention Center
2011 & 2012
This show is the most attended landscaping show in California and was once considered to be one of the most prestigious landscape design completions in the country. Just imagine in five days to produce a 1500 sq. ft. display with over twenty major trees, an ironwood deck and running spa. It also had over 1,000 other plants, with over 100 blooming orchids. Highlighted by three custom made water features, fineart, outdoor lighting and many masonry features.
Pacific Orchid Exhibition
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
At this show we get to have a little fun and do things that are just beautiful, and not worry about them being practical. Over the years we have worked with many themes, but the one constant is being able to design with over 500 booming orchids which is a total thrill.
This was our "centerpiece" garden show, which we have done for many years. We always design a display which had a great deal of structural interest while still being a lush, inviting place to spend time in. These were great events because we had a chance to interact with the public which was very fun and insightful.
Penisula / Santa Clara
Home & Garden Show
San Mateo Event Center:
Santa Clara Convention Center:
Stanford Community Day
Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital
We were invited to conduct a presentation on “How to Grow Healthy Vegetables” to Stanford’s Annual Community Day for pediatric cardiac patients. The children were excited to learn and take their plants home to harvest later this year. We’ve already been asked to participate again next year.
Proven Winners hosted an event at a major California grower for 120 contractors and landscape designers. I delivered the keynote speech on the topic of “How and Why to Use Proven Winners Innovative Plants in Your Landscape Projects.” It was great to have an enthusiastic response from the audience.
Proven Winners Roadshow
Matsuda’s Nursery, Sacramento, CA
I was honored to present my work at the ASLA Show in the Proven Winners booth. It was interesting talking with architects from around the country. They especially enjoyed seeing how I design with a San Francisco Bay Area flair. At the event, I was also interviewed by Garden Design Magazine, and the video is below.