Daniel Nolan has been designing gardens for a decade, but his background is in fine arts, which he studied at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.
After 5 years in LA, he began his own landscape design business, mixing the Mediterranean plant palette he fell in love with in California with the formal aesthetic he grew up with in the Brandywine Valley, outside Philadelphia, an area world famous for its botanical collections and gardens. As a designer, his first project was his parents’ lake house in South Carolina, and in under two years he was designing an addition to the Lander University Arboretum in collaboration with horticulture legend and University of Georgia professor Michael Dirr.
Since joining the Flora Grubb Gardens team, Daniel has worked on projects ranging from living walls for homes and restaurants to transformations of residential gardens, as well as commercial and public spaces. His work has appeared in San Francisco, Martha Stewart Living, Elle Décor, Condé Nast Traveler,Monocle, The San Francisco Chronicle and Sunset. In 2013, he was featured by Sunset as one of their “5 Designers Under 35′ to reimagine the Sunset Home.
Daniel is inspired by the natural beauty of the Bay Area and the creative people who live here.
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Patrick Lannan received formal training in the field of fine arts from the Art Institute of Boston, culminating with a bachelor's degree in fine arts, as well as associate's degrees in horticulture and botany from the University of California, Los Angeles.
His lifelong experiences have always found him with his hands in the dirt. So it was an easy melding of education that lead him into a career in landscape design.
Color, form and texture have been a mantra for Patrick, which shows strongly in the landscapes he creates. Patrick enjoys the use of colors together with strong architectural forms of plants to complement and enhance the plantings he designs with.
Patrick's landscapes and gardens are in numerous residences and businesses throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area, including Google, Square, Facebook, Evernote, Stripe, and Dropbox. He has installed gardens for two of the historical fire houses that are now resident dwellings, and three of the Passive House California homes. He is often a guest speaker for many of the Bay Area Garden Clubs and has created educational gardens for local elementary schools and the First Five programs. His gardens have been featured in Sunset, Garden Design, and Los Angeles Magazine.
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