Second Nature Garden Design

MB Maher paid a visit to the home of Southern California landscape designer Dustin Gimbel of Second Nature Garden Design, as part of an ongoing series of photographic house calls to landscape designers.


Dustin has an amazingly stellar background in horticulture, including stints working with John Greenlee, at Heronswood, Great Dixter, and taking a diploma from the Royal Horticultural Society’s main garden at Wisley (or “Wizzers” as the locals call it).



His recently purchased home serves as both nursery and design laboratory.




I actually bought plants from Dustin when he was no more than a kid working at the late Mary Lou Heard’s wonderful nursery in Westminster, California, over a decade ago, and even then it was obvious that this was a person clearly besotted with plants.

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2 Responses to Second Nature Garden Design

  1. Megan says:

    Oh my gosh! I love all the succulents! Great pictures of Dustin’s designs on his website too.

  2. mlleparadis says:

    I’m so glad you stopped by and left a comment – and that I was wandering back through old posts and found you! I will definitely be back.

    love that you favor the big picture too! great looking site!

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