Based in San Pablo, Wild Sage Gardens provides garden design, fine gardening and arborist services. Whether you need a design for your garden or a renovation of an existing space, we can transform your yard into an enticing outdoor room.

Our gardening philosophy is to encourage the use of drought tolerant, Mediterranean climate or California natives plants, converting lawns into more water conserving landscapes, which in turn attract native pollinators and wildlife.

We consider both the client’s needs as well as the location of the garden.  Each site is unique, with it’s own micro-climate, soil, exposure and design requirements.  We take all these factors into consideration and believe that ‘the right plant for the right place’ is an essential guideline for design.

Jude Hawley’s Qualifications

Certified Arborist, #WE-8670A since 2008

Certified Horticulturalist-Design and Construction Specialist, Merritt College, Oakland, 2009

Bay Friendly Qualified Landscape Designer, since 2010

Professional member of APLD

Design Consultant for Contra Costa Water District Lawn to Garden program, since 2015

Jude has worked for over 13 years doing maintenance gardening and garden design in the Bay Area.

She has gained experience as an intern with both Friends of the Urban Forest and The San Francisco Botanical Gardens, working in the California Native and Australia gardens.  As well as working in the UK at the John Innes Plant Research Institute as a summer student and at Floranova Plant Breeders.