Teresa Donovan Landscaping — Specializing in custom residential landscape design, installation and quarterly maintenance services.

TC Donovan and Keni MaddenWe approach our work from a very personal perspective in which we listen carefully to our client’s needs, desires and constraints. We focus on each job by overseeing all work, hand selecting all plants and structural elements and being on site from conception through installation.

We have been creating gardens and landscapes in the Bay Area since 1990. Our approach is to integrate the architecture of the house, the lifestyle patterns of the clients, and the site’s environs in order to design and build a garden of lasting beauty. Our designs lean towards the simple and understated. They are quiet and intimate, relaxed yet thoughtful. We like to create gardens that appeal to the senses and blend a bit of wildness and refinement; gardens in which one can feel connected to… gardens with soul.

Teresa Donovan

Teresa, also known as “TC,” has over 30 years of experience in landscape design. TC’s affinity for landscaping grew out of a love of plants and the natural world and an interest in vernacular architecture and the visual arts. She pursued these interests at UC Santa Barbara and then Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where she graduated with honors with a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture with an emphasis on design. During the last year at Cal Poly, TC interned at Filoli Gardens in Woodside, CA. Upon graduation, TC worked for several years in Santa Barbara as an estate gardener learning some of the more practical garden applications and alternately, spent time traveling the world observing various garden and architectural traditions as well as differing natural habitats. TC joined up with Keni in the early 90’s when they made the bay area their home base from which to design and build landscapes that incorporated the idealism of the traveler with the realism of the gardener.

Keni Madden

Keni grew up on a small volcanic island in the Fiji Islands where ingenuity is paramount. Keni applies his special brand of resourcefulness during the building of a garden when creativity problem solving comes into play. Keni’s unique vision, his innate understanding of natural systems and his ability to implement design into action all combine to make him an integral part of this landscape design team. Keni’s focus, positive nature and incredible strength has earned him the reputation as being a man who does the work of two men… all with a smile.