About Us

In creating your garden, we understand every landscape is unique.

Designing from this viewpoint, we meld experience, intuition and ideas with your needs using feng shui principles to harmonize landscape design features and plantings with the energy flow of your garden’s landscape design. An in-depth consultation at the beginning of the landscape design process yields a deep understanding of your situation so that the resulting garden truly reflects your desire and taste.

Our Team

Chris Hurley
Chris HurleyProprietor
Chris Hurley started his gardening in the West Country of England, where his mother still tends her garden well into her eighties. Always a nature lover, Chris was trained in traditional English gardening techniques after leaving school, working in the Bristol Hospital gardens.

Chris then spread his wings and did some travelling, living in France and the Caribbean before settling in America. He started his landscaping business in 1995 in San Francisco, after beginning a spiritual path and working in landscaping with a mentor and taking some college horticultural classes specific to SF Bay Area.

The company has grown steadily since then, with a focus on the fine gardening and creating landscape designs that welcome and soothe.

Chris has a grown daughter, two cats and very few house plants (see cats!). He loves the outdoors, especially being on the water. His passion is to continue creating and maintaining beautiful landscapes.

 

Anna P.
Anna P.Head Gardener
Anna P. has a background in Environmental Studies, and has been gardening professionally since 2003. Originally from the midwest, she moved to San Francisco in 2006, and joined Sacred Space Gardens in 2007. After working her way up from Assistant Gardener to Crew Leader, she became Head Gardener in 2013.

“I love how gardening allows me to work at the intersection between culture and the environment in a very hands-on way. I appreciate the community atmosphere fostered here at Sacred Space, the personal attention we bring to our gardens, and the environmentally sensitive focus of our garden maintenance. Crew members work cooperatively, and continually push each other to learn and become better, more informed garden professionals.”

 

Cadi P.
Cadi P.Crew Leader, Maintenance Department
Cadi graduated with a degree in environmental anthropology and environmental science. She has been gardening professionally since 2010 and worked in forest restoration for six years. Originally from the northeast, she travelled the country for AmeriCorps and settled in San Francisco in 2013 where she began with sacred space gardens. She enjoys the challenge and opportunity for growth that sacred space offers and loves working closely with clients to create unique and meaningful places. In her free time, you can find her birding, hiking, or playing in her own garden.

 

Lobsang T.
Lobsang T.Construction Manager
Lobsang Tenzin is our garden construction foreman. Hailing from Tibet, he brings a hardworking, mountain survival ethic and a deep sense of spirituality to our gardens. He has worked for over 10 years with Sacred Space Gardens, providing a remarkable degree of professionalism and craftsmanship to our endeavors.

Lobsang has a daughter in high school in San Francisco, is involved in local farmer’s markets and goes to see the Dalai Lama whenever he is in California.

Testimonials

After a number of years trying to create a garden I’d always wanted I called Sacred Space Gardens. Christopher was great. He listened and understood what I wanted. His crew was extremely friendly, professional, and skilled. By the time all the new plants began to grow and mature I was thrilled.
Robert Mahon
It’s always a pleasure to see Christopher. He knows a great deal about the plants and is fun to talk to. His staff has been constantly helpful, attentive to my requests, tidy and nice to work with. They’ve kept my garden healthy and in good shape for many years now.
Callie Kindrish
We hired Sacred Space Gardens for a major renovation of our garden on Potrero Hill. Not only were the results of the extensive renovation exceptional, but every interaction we had with Christopher and his employees was very positive. They were courteous, patient, and explained every question in detail. It was a pleasure to work with Christopher and our new garden is out favorite place to spend time.
Tonia and Brent White