Sneak Peak of Margie’s New Book: Private Gardens of Santa Barbara

I’m very excited to announce the release of my first book, Private Gardens of Santa Barbara – The Art of Outdoor Living, launching in March 2020 with publisher Gibbs Smith. This book has been a labor of love for me — it was pure joy to pore over the gorgeous gardens we have created over the past three decades with so many clients near and dear to our hearts. We will continue to update you on book events as they come up.

In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak at the book itself…


Private Gardens of Santa Barbara takes you through 18 of our favorite gardens as they’ve never been seen before. With hundreds of striking photographs by our award-winning photographer, Holly Lepere, we’re sure you’ll want to add it to your collection. Pre-order your copy today! And don’t forget your friends and family – the book makes a great gift too!

Pre-order Here




Next time on The Art of Outdoor Living

Our trip to Patagonia, Argentina. Truly inspiring! The highlight was time spent at Parque Diana, a private game reserve… breath-taking scenery… charming cabins… great company… extraordinary hospitality… and AMAZING wildlife.



Check out my upcoming talks and book signings! I’ll be sharing ways you can maximize the return on your investment of blood, sweat and resources in your own garden. Catch my Demand More from Your Garden: Multi-tasking Landscape Elements and Hard-Working Plants at the following times and locations:

Saturday, Febuary 8, 2020 at the Great Big Home and Garden Show in Columbus Ohio.

Friday, March 6, 2020  at the Southern Spring Home & Garden Show in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Come join us on

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