Creating Paradise One Garden at at Time
Heritage Landscapes

What our customers say…

After our home remodel, our landscape was trashed. Both the softscape and hardscape needed a 100% overhaul. Jan Gross and Heritage Landscape came to the rescue! Jan is super knowledgeable and easy to work with. She listens to her clients. We are thrilled with the results. Not only did it look good when it was completed; but, it looks even better now that it has had several years to mature. Jan's vision enhanced our property a thousand-fold. We couldn't be happier. In fact, we have referred Heritage Landscape to several friends. They, too, are pleased with Jan's design and Heritage Landscape's installation.

Gail S., Ross, CA

I have used Heritage Landscapes for 2 major garden design changes in my garden, beginning back in 1993 and most recently in 2009. Jan came up with excellent ideas and incorporated our family lifestyle in the designs. Her crew was efficient, reliable and very friendly. The last major change they removed most of the grass, incorporated a part of the old perennial bed and added many vegetable beds and well as integrating our chicken coop. Our yard has become an extension of our living room. We spend many hours thoroughly enjoying our yard. I am very happy to have used Jan and would do so in the future.

Alice, N., Petaluma, CA

We used Heritage Landscapes to design and implement a plan for our yard that included putting in terracing, walls and stone steps, in addition to a host of fruit trees, roses and lavender. We were thrilled with the results and have had so many compliments on our yard! I worked directly with Jan Gross on the design and she was very active in the implementation process. The crew was very competent and friendly, and the project was finished on time. We would hire them again in a flash. The results were well worth the cost.

Sherry, P., Sausalito, CA

I have worked with Heritage Landscapes on many projects over the last twenty years and have always found them to be first rate. Jan Gross, the head designer, really knows her stuff and is a true artist. She is backed up by a team that brings her designs to life on time and on budget. For large projects or small they have always exceeded my expectations. They are also excellent at problem solving, irrigation, garden lighting, decorative rock work, CA native and on and on... I can wholeheartedly recommend them!

Steve. M.,

Heritage Landscapes saved me thousands in water bills when they redid my landscape with drought tolerant plants and upgraded my irrigation system.

Linda A., Kentfield, CA

We Specialize in…

Custom Landscape Design Creating Healthy Soil Landscape Construction Landscape Maintenance Water Management and Sustainable Landscaping Organic Pest Management
  • Custom Landscape Design

    We know that inspiration is a highly personal matter: some seek the balm of a Japanese garden’s simplicity; others revel in the exuberant colors of an English country garden. Our designs treat your garden as a continuation of your home, creating outdoor living spaces that reflect the personality of the people as well as the house and the land.

    In addition to customizing the garden’s colors and textures, we accommodate the special needs of Marin’s unique eco-systems and microclimates. From deer resistant blooms, to plants that withstand the ocean winds and thrive our dry climate we create the landscape that’s perfect for you.

    Our landscape styles include: - Modern - Japanese Gardens - Mediterranean - Tuscan - English Country - California Native - Habitat Gardens - Cottage Gardens - Children’s Gardens - Deer Resistant Gardens - Drought Tolerant - Landscaping - Entrance Gardens - Flower Gardens - Fruit tree orchards - Organic Vegetable Gardens - Rain Gardens - Rock Gardens - Water Gardens

  • Creating Healthy Soil

    A vibrant garden comes from healthy soil. By feeding the biology within the soil, we assure that plants and trees thrive for generations to come.

    As a recognized authority in environmental sustainability, Heritage Landscapes knows that an “alive soil” holds 50% more water than soil treated with standard fertilizers. Our certified landscape technicians nurture the soil’s biology with a compost tea specifically brewed for your garden’s particular needs. Healthy soil creates a garden that hums with life- from lush foliage to the butterflies and birds drawn into your habitat.

  • Landscape Construction

    Fully certified, we specialize in stone work and landscape carpentry. From customized outdoor fireplaces to intriguing water features, we create signature elements that transform your garden into an outdoor living space. Our services include:

    Hardscapes & Construction: - Outdoor Fireplaces - Outdoor Kitchens - Outdoor Rooms - Walkways - Stone Decks - Retaining Walls - Landscape Lighting - Irrigation

    Masonry & Carpentry: - Gates - Arbors - Trellises - Wooden Decks - Patios - Tile Work

    Water Features: - Waterfalls - Pools & Spas - Ponds - Fountains - Dry Creeks - Rain Water catchment

  • Landscape Maintenance

    For some, the most inspiring part of the day comes from relaxing in a private oasis. Thanks to our certified landscape technicians, your garden will grow lovelier, its charms more potent with the passage of time.

    Our water efficient landscapers use the best technology and skills to maintain vibrant landscapes. Thanks to EPA certified techniques, our landscaping requires minimal irrigation. Whether a private oasis to a sprawling commercial property, our experts nurture paradise.

    Services Include: - Year-Round Maintenance - Dormant Season Planting - Organic Lawn Care - Weeding And Mulching - Irrigation System - Maintenance - Creating Compost Teas - Amending Soils - Grey Water Harvesting - Expert Pruning

  • Water Management and Sustainable Landscaping

    Sustainable doesn’t mean boring. Our ecologically sound gardens are lush and vibrant. Respected as an authority in environmental sustainability, we use a range of EPA certified techniques to minimize water use, while maximizing splendor.

    Water Management services include: - Creating Healthy Soil Holds 50% More Water - Ecologically Sound Garden Design - Drought Tolerant California - Natives - Drip and Low-Flow Irrigation Systems - Rain Harvesting Systems - Grey Water Systems - Build Irrigation Zones To Eliminate Wasted Water - Installation Of Customized - Irrigation Systems - Water Audits - Repair And Retrofitting Of Existing Irrigation Systems

  • Organic Pest Management

    A healthy soil means that plants are less susceptible to disease and pests. We use customized brews of compost teas and specialized mulches to bring beneficial organisms back into the soil. With a hardy soil and over 30 years of integrated pest management, we’ve eliminated the need for harmful chemicals.

    We create beautiful gardens, from the soil up.

About Us

For over 30 years, Heritage Landscapes has been creating and caring for customized landscapes. Founder Jan Gross realizes that paradise is not a one size fits all solution. Each project calls for integrating the home owner’s style and color palette along with the home’s architectural strengths. Based in Marin, Jan has expert knowledge of Northern California’s myriad of eco-systems and micro climates- from the windy bluffs in Carmel, to the lush redwoods of Mendocino, to Sonoma’s arid inlands. Jan knows how to match unique plants with customized styles.

Each personalized landscape is created with a commitment to the environment. Recognized as an authority on environmental sustainability, our team implements water strategies with the creation of healthy soils, reducing irrigation costs as well as eliminating the need for chemicals.

Her designs have been celebrated by Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset Magazine, and the California Landscape Contractors Association. This passion for creating unique landscapes has been reinforced by her skill as an accomplished landscape artist. Her pastels have been featured in numerous shows over the past three decades, as well as on book covers. Jan uses her deep and playful understanding of color to create designs that resonate. She creates paradise, one garden at a time.

Our Team

  • David Gross


  • Almora Hudson


Contact Us

Mailing Address

PO Box 2834
San Anselmo, California 94979

Service Area

San Fransisco Bay Area and Marin County

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