Gardenscapes by Claudia

Testimonials and Reviews

Hear what my clients have to say!

From C.N. in La Costa Valley, March 2017:

"Last year, my grass was dead. So dead that it was like cement. The plants were yellow and the only live plants came from my neighbors' yards.

We hired Claudia Kuepper to come up a plan for our yard after meeting with her and telling her all of our hopes and dreams. She listened attentively and made lots of notes. She does hardscape, lighting, water features, etc. She's the full package. She also provides all the blueprints for your HOA and provides copies of the items selected for the HOA. Claudia also followed up with the city to verify setback requirements. 

A few weeks later we met with Claudia again where she presented three different plans for us including pictures of what she was thinking so that we could have a visual. In the end, my husband and I agreed on the idea we loved best and now that the job has been finished, I could not be happier. I am over the moon with happiness over my yard. 

If you're looking for someone who has incredible plant knowledge, vision, follow-through, good taste, patience, and is a stickler for the details, look no further than Claudia Kuepper. She is communicative and thorough. She loves what she does and it shows. Claudia even showed up several times when my husband and I had to make changes on the fly.

My yard is small but it feels so much larger because of Claudia and her space planning abilities. My husband and I sit outside every single day now (when it's not raining) and listen to our burbling urn and enjoy the hummingbirds who now come to visit the plants appropriate for our area, expertly selected by Claudia based on what we like. We finally love our yard after 18 1/2 years of being in our home!

A true professional! Thank you so much, Claudia!"



From D.L. in Vista, CA, March 2016:

"Words can't describe the transformation of our new home thanks to the talents of Claudia! We purchased our new home because of the wonderful view, unfortunately the previous owner had planted an abundance of Juniper trees and shrubs, pine trees and old dying grass. The front courtyard was a mess, cracked concrete and sloped to the house, planters up against the stucco, it was truly horrible.

To the rescue Gardenscapes by Claudia! I have seen many of Claudia's designs in the past, and hired her to help us achieve a drought tolerant but colorful landscape, with a few palms to add interest. She spent time with us discussing what we were envisioning, show us pictures of different plants she recommended, and presented us with a great design. 
We hired a contractor she recommended (interviewed 3 total) and he was fantastic as well. The end result is fabulous and we are more than thrilled with the design and results! I would highly recommend Claudia at Gardenscapes by Claudia if you are considering sprucing up your yard, or a total re-haul!"

From C.S. in Carlsbad, CA, Nov. 2015:

"We needed assistance is selecting drought resistance plants that accomplished erosion, shade, privacy and beauty in our front and back yard. We desired a palette that reflected a mix of colors, heights and textures. We also wanted to create an inviting area for our teens without adding a pool or spa. In sum, we needed Claudia! She was very easy to work with, helped us stay within our budget and created a plan that the whole family loves! She was involved in the construction as well, communicating with our contractor as changes came up and ensuring a smooth process. She has checked on us twice since project completion to see how the plants are maturing and how we are enjoying the results!"


From L.M. in Carlsbad, CA, Sept. 2015:

"Loved the design process with Claudia and over the moon with the results! We embarked upon our project with an environmental agenda to reduce our water usage.

Admittedly knowing very little about horticulture or landscape design, we relied on Claudia to guide us through the process of discovering our tastes as she worked to create the perfect landscape for us within our budget. The outcome surpassed our every expectation and we are simply beyond pleased. Nothing better than pulling up to your home and thinking, "Ah, that's my home!" Call her. You won't be sorry."


From C.D. in Encinitas, CA, May 2015:

"Claudia is so talented, so knowledgeable and so delightful to work with. She turned our boring and diseased back slope around our pool from a sloppy mess of ice plant and oleander "freeway bushes" into an orderly and beautiful landscape using native low-water plants and convertingour sprinkler system to drip irrigation. She added a lot of LED landscape lights and it is a beauty to behold day and night! Claudia is amazing!"


From J.C. in Carlsbad, CA, July 2015:

"I found Claudia's knowledge of the unique challenges of landscaping a hillside to be very valuable. Her design and plant selection talents show in the plans she prepared for me and her client service is really excellent as well. Got a great plan and even better client service! The color renderings really bring things to life! And the contractor recommendations fill a big void in getting the project done. Thanks, Claudia!"


From L.N. in Olivenhain, CA, May 2015:

"Simply put....a classy, professional and talented landscape designer!"


From J.K. in Aviara/Carlsbad, CA, October 2015:

"Because we no longer needed an expanse of grass for children’s play, and because that grass, with water restrictions, had become more patchy than pastoral, it was time for a complete makeover. Claudia talked to us in depth about what we were trying to achieve, took our fragmented thoughts, and ultimately developed a beautiful, coherent vision of what our backyard could become. Throughout the process, Claudia more than earned my unofficial moniker for her, “the plant lady.”


To say that Claudia knows and loves plants is an understatement – she can provide a seemingly endless list of suggestions that consider sun exposure, water use, desired colors, textures, growth heights and spread, etc. Claudia is enthusiastic, actually listens to her clients, gives her opinions but is never pushy, and is endlessly patient. She is a true professional in the manner in which she develops a schedule and communicates with her clients. With her plan in hand, we were able to get bids from contractors and compare apples-to-apples, making that choice considerably easier and no doubt saving us a lot of money. We are way beyond pleased with what Claudia did for our backyard – she transformed it from an eyesore to an oasis."


From C.C. in Solana Beach, CA, October 2012:

"Claudia recently helped us with our backyard re-design landscape project. She listened to our ideas and put together a design for new plants and trees that fit well into our exiting landscape and turned out beautiful. Claudia was dependable, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. I would highly recommend Claudia to anyone planning a landscape design project."


From G.B. in Carlsbad, CA, September 2012:

"Claudia transformed uplifted our very nice garden into a stunning canvas of natures finest works. Every section of the landscape could be featured in magazine. We highly recommend Claudia."

From C.V. in Encinitas, CA, June 2012:

"The challenge:  Old vegetation, over grown and blocking ocean view, couldn't grow anything new, small space, no time to take care of anything, I don't like to see dirt and love color. Create something that would fit into the small space, extremely low maintenance and fit with our Mediterranean style home. 

The ideas:  Plants that are low maintenance, colorful, fragrant, ground cover and un-obstructing of the ocean view.

The plan:  Remove just about everything, re-fill with new soil for the new plants, thin out the birds of paradise, keep bulbs of gladiolas and keep the ajuga that was in good shape for replanting. AND keep within a very modest budget.

The results:  Beautiful arrangement around the water fountain of plants, carpet roses, colorful statice, lamb's ears, tropical feel with the cannas in orange, red and yellow.  I haven't done a thing with this area since it was planted.  Now that is low maintenance!  Oh - and we stayed in budget!  Thank you Gardenscapes by Claudia!"



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