He who works with his hands is a laborer.

He who works with his hands and his mind is an artisan.

He who works with his hands, his mind and his heart is an artist.

St. Francis of Assisi


Pacific Garden Artistry was established to help homeowners in Marin County realize the maximum potential of their yard and garden. With ten plus years of experience in gardening and landscaping, we offer a reliable, personalized service with professional results. We listen carefully to your needs to help you achieve a well-maintained property that you can enjoy with peace of mind. We use all organic products for the safety of pets and people, especially children. As environmentally conscious citizens, we are Marin County's first landscape company to use all battery powered yard tools. Our mowers, blowers, weed-whackers and hedge trimmers all run on state-of-the-art lithium ion batteries, to eliminate the negative impact associated with gas-powered machines. Our tools create less noise, and function without the use of petroleum oil or gasoline. No spills, no leaks, no fumes, and no racket means a cleaner environment for Marin. Plus, your neighbors will love you for it!

Experts agree that a well-designed and maintained landscape increases the value of your home by up to 15%. We can help you achieve this! At PGA, attentive plant care and exceptional craftsmanship are the foundation of our success. In addition to offering an excellent finished product, we are also friendly and easy to work with. In a primary consultation, Richard Sandifer (owner and certified Marin Master Gardener) will meet with you to determine your goals and desired outcomes. Some customers know just what they want...excellent! We can carry out your ideas and bring them to fruition. Others know only that they want improvement, but don't know where to start...no problem at all! We offer design suggestions and provide solutions. We pick up where "mow and blow" falls short, and give you a sanctuary that you are thrilled to come home to!

  PGA owner Richard Sandifer photographed in San Rafael, California

PGA owner Richard Sandifer photographed in San Rafael, California


"Richard transformed my rough garden design ideas into a space that I truly enjoy. His attention to detail in construction and landscaping is impressive. Richard cleared the overgrown chaos, built a large planter box, 2 trellises and installed a feature paver and gravel patio. The fence was repaired and reimagined, trees and bushes pruned properly and a gravel pathway installed in the side yard. Richard took particular pride in his work, was punctual, professional, reliable and pleasant and always left the workspace tidy and ready for the next day's work. I highly recommend Richard and Pacific Garden Artistry for garden design and construction."

Kelly M., El Cerrito



"Richard is so knowledgeable and professional, and a complete pleasure to deal with. He has executed and managed a great number of things in our yard, including re-grading, stone wall construction, wood retaining wall construction, soil improvement, landscaping, planting, etc. Our yard is looking great and the talk of the neighborhood!" 

Cate E., Mill Valley


"Richard brings lots of energy, customer focus and creativity everyday to his interactions with me. Richard is guiding the transformation of my yard into a beautiful and comfortable place that I will enjoy for years to come." 

Tom B., Mill Valley

  Custom craftsmanship built into a garden shed window.

Custom craftsmanship built into a garden shed window.