Susan Taylor

Hi, I'm Susan Taylor. I founded Paradise Gardens in 1990.  Imagining new spaces fuels my creative passions and deepens my connection to the earth's beauty. As a Los Angeles native, and graduate of UCLA’s Horticulture Program, I'm inspired by the splendor and diversity of California’s natural terrain.

Paradise Garden's landscape designs range from lush and bucolic as seen in Napa Valley to rugged and grassy like California’s famous deserts. YOU are always my focus. YOU are the person who will use and enjoy your garden. My goal is to ensure your garden is transformed into a personal Paradise, integrating the architecture of your home with the functionality of your lifestyle. If you love to cook – let's grow herbs. If you love to entertain – let's create a breathtaking view that's party-worthy. If you love lounging on a Sunday afternoon, lets make your space comfortable and inviting.

Paradise Gardens has been featured in Sunset Magazine, Valley Magazine and in the winter edition of InStyle Home for our work on actress Debi Mazar’s garden.

To your Fabulous new garden!


“Susan has an exceptional gift for design. Working with Susan was a fabulous experience, enjoyable, fun & stress free.She was totally reliable, responsible & available. She really listened to what we wanted & transformed our yard into a lush outdoor room.”  - Ross & Melanie Canter, Pacific Palisades