About Us - Approach



[A designer is] an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
~Buckminster Fuller

At BayLeaf Studio we encourage respect for and connection to nature, and celebration of the beauty in life’s path.  We encourage inclusion of art, as well as a balance of the 5 elements:  water, wood, fire, earth and metal.  We listen for your passion, and design projects to reflect core values and create balance.  We design for the whole person in the context of the whole Earth because the healing of our planet is inseparable from our own wellbeing.  Each project is a unique journey to which we are committed to having an extraordinary outcome.

BayLeaf Studio designs healing and therapeutic gardens for private residential and healthcare facilities, public open space and playgrounds, labyrinths and sacred spaces.  We take a holistic approach to integrating the garden with physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and social aspects present in every project.  We seek to synthesize the needs of people with the spirit of a place, where form and function walk hand in hand to create an extraordinary result.

A meaningful and satisfying landscape is the result of a thorough and creative planning process.  This Design Process happens through a sequence of steps.

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
~Walt Disney