Who we are

We specialize in high-end residential landscape design that is creative, beautiful and sustainable.

Douglas Landscape Design

About Us

Nicole Woodling Douglas is a Santa Cruz-based landscape designer with an ecological, whole-systems philosophy. With Master's degrees in environmental science and conservation biology plus a background in art and design, Nicole enjoys nothing more than creating beautiful and sustainable landscapes.


Amy Squires
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jun 2018

We were beyond pleased with Nicole's expertise, skills and connections in helping us transform our large dull and blank property into a beautiful space... in addition to gaining some great "curb appea... Read More

shelley coplan
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jul 2018

Our most meticulous friends referred us to Nicole. After they vetted her, she had designed their backyard. We were thrilled with her work. She understood our style theme and enthusiastically create... Read More

Scott Williams
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Feb 2018

Nicole was prompt in her response to my inquires for estimates and questions concerning my landscape design. She provided suggestions regarding what plants would be most appropriate for the area that ... Read More

Peter Gannon
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Feb 2018

We are so pleased with the landscape redesign Nicole managed for us. She took our vague ideas of how we wanted our property to look and turned them into a beautiful, well-executed landscape project. W... Read More

Norman Groner
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Aug 2017

Our yard is a challenge; large, terraced and almost entirely shaded. Nicole did an excellent job selecting and placing a plant palate with a variety of complementary colors and textures that grow well... Read More

Vilija Joyce
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Dec 2016

I had an excellent experience with Nicole of Douglas Landscape Design. After seeing her Houzz reviews and looking through her photos of past projects, I contacted her via Houzz for a front garden rede... Read More

Christine Weir
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Nov 2016

The time had come - we HAD to do something about our large Santa Cruz city property that required too much water and maintenance. After looking at the work of several designers and visiting many of t... Read More

Michelle Hodsdon
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Nov 2016

Nicole was wonderful! She took the time to understand my landscaping vision and then brought it to life. She was meticulous in her execution. She followed through on issues that I had and even took ca... Read More

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