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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.

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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).

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

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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.

2 comments to Second Nature Garden Design

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

  • mlleparadis

    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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