The Garden Route Company

About Us

The Garden Route Company was founded by Richard Radford and Sandy Ayers in 2000 and have since continued to focus on designing & constructing groundbreaking sustainable landscapes throughout California and abroad.

As dedicated designers and craftsmen Sandy & Rich have grown a small two man San Francisco startup into what is now a multi disciplined Landscape Architecture, Construction & Consulting firm employing talented Landscape Designers, Craftsmen, Construction Managers & Horticulturalists.

Our projects range from small to large contemporary urban & suburban homes to large estates, resorts & commercial developments. Our designs and built landscapes reflect the diversity of the clients who hire us but all our gardens have a common thread of timeless sustainability.

As licensed Landscape Architects and Contractors The Garden Route Co provides a seamless design/build service from conception to installation and garden care services.

The Garden Route Co has been the recipient of numerous prestigious landscape design and construction awards including winning Best of Show two years running at The SF Flower and Garden Show (2010, 2011) & 2015 Gold Garden Creator Award as well as the CLCA 2015 Best Contractor/Builder Award.




Wendy Wisniewski
Relationship: Client
Project Date: May 2018

Quite simply, The Garden Route, Rich and his team were outstanding through every step of our project. After interviewing a number of landscape architects, we chose Garden Route based on their underst... Read More

Anjali Pioso
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jul 2018

Rich and team made our backyard dreams come true by creating a functional space that feels like our very own zen garden. From the materials to the carpentry, the quality of the team's work is top notc... Read More

Oliver B.
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Apr 2016

Rich at the Garden Route Company is a solid professional. Not only are his designs truly exceptional, they are backed up with excellent service and a willingness to make the whole experience positive... Read More

martha kennedy
Relationship: Client
Project Date: May 2016

Garden Route designed a spectacular, customized hardscape complimented by beautiful and unusual plantings that enhanced the architectural design of our house. Rich and Sandy interpreted the our vision... Read More

Mary Powell
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Aug 2016

We had three different people create designs for the backyard. This group was far and away the best. Incredible!!! Thank you!!!! Read More

Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jun 2015

Rich Radford and the Garden Route team created an inspired, beautiful and serene garden oasis for our family. Rich is an experienced, artistic and creative landscape designer. He created a front & bac... Read More

Schwartz and Architecture
Relationship: Colleague
Project Date: Jan 2013

Good natured, expert, easy going and professional. We have trusted our work to the Garden Route many times and they are always a pleasure to work with. Thank you! Read More

Relationship: Client
Project Date: Sep 2000

Simply the best! Designed and built my deck and small garden in San Francisco, when I purchased the 3-unit building. I've worked with them again and again over the last 15 years. Since then they'v... Read More

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