Since 1985, Daniel Stewart & Associates has been designing beautiful estate gardens, in San Marino and Montecito in Northern California, and on California’s Coastal Riviera in Orange County.  The firm’s principal Design Architect employs elegant simplicity and artistic attention to detail, thanks to a unique background combining his artistic family influence and professional training in high end resort hotel design.

Unique design and custom detailing is applied to each landscape project beginning with creative and innovative conceptual designs, precise construction documents and on site observation during construction installation.

The firm’s specialties include sculpting of land forms with artistic topographic grading design, comprehensive and custom detailing of water features, outdoor rooms and sculptural fire elements.  Distinctive planting and lighting design compliment a wide variety of styles from clean and traditional to contemporary. Living tapestry effects are created by incorporating climate appropriate, drought tolerant plant varieties with artistic combinations of foliage forms and colors.

Each phase of design responds to the specific conditions of the site and architectural style.  The client’s needs, wishes and dreams, inspired by travels and art, are incorporated into a landscape design that uniquely reflects the clients’ personality.  The combination of these elements creates their own vision, whether a personal resort and retreat for quiet reflection and meditation or an inviting, cozy and romantic ambiance for entertainment and alfresco dining.