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ABOUT RUSKIN GARDENS

This mother/daughter team designs and maintains private gardens on the Peninsula. For thirty years, Debby Ruskin has designed gardens tailored to her clients’ taste and lifestyle. Her gardens are people centric, typically traditional in style, with an emphasis on regionally appropriate water-wise planting. Debby completed a certificate in Ornamental Horticulture from Foothill College in 1983 and in Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley in 1992. She currently serves on the national board of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD).

Amy and her skilled crews provide full service garden care with an eye for your designer’s intent. She maintains gardens designed by Debby as well as other prominent designers/architects in the area. As your garden changes over time, she gives feedback about what is working and what can be improved so that the garden can reach its full potential. Amy favors organic gardening practices which promote healthy soil and therefore plants. Amy is a licensed landscape contractor (875640), graduated with honors in Physics (B.S.) from UCLA, was goal keeper for UCLA Women's Soccer, and is fluent in Spanish.