Want to check up on us? These past clients welcome your calls and are happy to tell you about their experiences with Julie Orr Design


Dena and Mike A. – (408) 369-9674 Edible front yard, new paver driveway, phase two outdoor kitchen

Los Altos

Jane B. – Custom succulent stone wall, lawn reduction, curb appeal for front garden

Menlo Park

Danielle N. Pool removal, Ct. bluestone stonework, built-in benches, multiple levels, fire bow Click here for a Virtual Tour

San Jose

Tom and Marilyn R. (408) 265-2766 Double cascade water feature with walking bridge, corner lot, low maintenance Click here for a Virtual Tour


Monte M. – (415)-509-6767 Pool remodel, multiple level hardscape, outdoor kitchen, hot tub, arbor, children’s dig area Click here for a Virtual Tour

Mountain View

Brian (Contemporary, pavers, seatwalls, water feature, bamboo, artificial turf)

Palo Alto

Monica M. –  Fire feature with custom stone bench, paver patio, colorful plants, louvered pergola, kids gym, custom gazebo and new front yard  Click here for a Virtual Tour


Madeline and Jim R. (408) 741-1150 Pool removal, new pond, rain garden, water-wise, California natives, arbor Click here for a Virtual Tour


Minda H. – 1 acre property, natives, labyrinth, deer, lawn removal

Mountain View

Keith A. & Linda R. – (650) 969-0317 Zen inspired garden, arbor, boulder water feature Click here for a Virtual Tour

Palo Alto

Arnie P. – (650) 906-3353 Metal retractable awning, custom water wall, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, stonework Click here for a Virtual Tour

San Carlos

James S. Stone wainscoting on house, paver driveway, deer friendly plants

Los Gatos

Steve S.- shade garden, artificial turf, child & dog friendly Click here for a Virtual Tour

Mountain View

Nancy M. – (650) 464-2881 Retired clients, low maintenance, edibles, artificial turf Click here for a Virtual Tour

Redwood City

Tamatha R. – Sloped yard, retaining walls, paver patios, Japanese garden area, kid-friendly

San Carlos

Gary T. – Southwest inspired plants, boulders, dry river bed, arbor, bench swing, low mow lawn

San Mateo

Craig J.- (415) 271-7445 Outdoor kitchen, fire bowl, multiple levels, toddler and dog friendly Click here for a Virtual Tour


What people are saying about Julie Orr Design

I’m really glad that we chose to use a designer for this project because of its size and complexity, and are pleased with the result. It is worth it to have someone on board who knows enough about the “construction” side of it to help guide the contractor, knows about plant species and what works well where, and knows when you say you want “low maintenance” or “low water usage” how to translate that into a practical plan.
Tom Burbage

Julie Orr helped me realize the potential of my space by transforming a water-thirsty lawn into a peaceful drought-proof sanctuary where I can now read, nap and enjoy the birds and butterflies. The result of my garden is an accumulation of California native and drought tolerant plants that flower for months with little maintenance needed. Best of all, my backyard is a restful, colorful, chemical-free space with low water usage.
Susan Drake

Julie’s expertise in sustainable landscapes and ability to match that to our requirements resulted in a design that we are quite happy with.
Bobby Meneses

Joanne and I just came in from enjoying our front yard…and just wanted to say how much satisfaction we are getting from it. We are very happy with it.  Thank you again for helping us through our process! It was about this time last year that we had our first meeting with you. Its amazing how quickly the months have passed.
Jim Shurter

We wish to express our gratitude and satisfaction with Julie Orr Design. Julie’s creative designs, plant knowledge, and soil preparation, along with her overall coordination and flexibility, resulted in a front yard we both feel excited about. We both heartily recommend Julie Orr Design.
Nancy Bartels

We thought her pricing was good.  Julie is very personable and easy to work with.  She gladly accommodated our crazy schedule.  We fully recommend working with Julie!
Colin M.