A unique coastal garden for a modern home overlooking the Pacific Ocean.


These clients were referred to us based on our experience with designing and installing healthy gardens that can handle the coastal environment. The garden we created together represents a collection of beautiful and sculptural plants that thrive in the extreme coastal conditions of Southern California. Plants from Australia, South Africa, the Mediterranean, and California blend together and provide year-round interest. The fine textured foliage of the Peppermint Willow (Agonis flexuosa) and masses of grasses bring movement and sound on a breezy day. Sculptural succulents like Agave ‘Blue Flame’ and Vanbelen’s Aloe add structure and interest to the foundational groundcover plantings.

The rear garden has grown in beautifully and creates a beautiful view from indoors. Groupings of Agave ‘Blue Flame’, English Lavender, Rockrose, and Seaside Daisy form a tight-knit tapestry of color and texture.


Shawn and team were such a pleasure to work with. They are dedicated, detail-oriented and extremely knowledgeable. We wanted a lush, beautiful and drought-tolerant garden for our Malibu beach house, and they delivered. We currently get to watch our gardens grow and thrive with something blooming through each season. His use of vibrant greens and pops of colorful, architectural succulents has made our home not only beautiful but unique to the neighborhood. I highly recommend hiring Shawn Maestretti to anyone that wants a garden designed with thoughtfulness, passion, and integrity.