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Thursday, Oct. 24th 9:15 - 10:15 AM

California Native, California Friendly: An Intelligent Approach to Landscape Design!

by Rob Moore

Seminar Price: $50


Room: Design Center

We will discuss the origins of California native landscaping and how history repeats itself.
• Design techniques: an intelligent approach to design
• Hardscape's role in the natural garden
• Aesthetics vs. habitat: California-native/California-friendly plant selection
• Maintenance
• Best irrigation practices

Rob Moore

Landscape Designer

California Native Landscape Design

My experience in the landscape industry began in the early 1980's as a teenager working for my father who ran a small company providing residential maintenance services in San Diego. As a young adult I found myself in other lines of work, but always retained a sense of appreciation for landscapes, both developed and natural.

After receiving my diploma in landscape design in May of 2006, and finishing a course in native plant horticulture at the Theodore Payne Foundation in Los Angeles, I began to recognize there was more to landscape design than mere aesthetics. With this realization, I decided to work predominately with California native plants, eventually leading me to start my own business California Native Landscape Design.

My gardens are regularly featured in garden tours sponsored by the Orange County Chapter, California Native Plant Society, one of which won an award in Roger's Gardens' California Friendly Garden Contest 2011, another receiving an award in 2015. Recent honors include California Landscape Contractors Association awards in 2017 and 2018, as well as Best of the Best local businesses in Brea.

Previous TLE Presentations

We are excited to announce this is Rob Moore's first time presenting at the Landscape Expo.

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Rob Moore has lectured at Wild Birds Unlimited, UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, Glen Ivy Hot springs, and Heritage Museum Santa Ana.

He is a frequent speaker at the Tree of Life Nursery in San Juan Capistrano.

Moore has written for, and had gardens featured in, Fine Gardening magazine, as well as Fremontia, the botanical journal of the California Native Plant Society (See pages 6-11).

For more information on California Native Landscape Design, visit

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