Garett is the most creative and brilliant landscape architect I have ever worked with. And I've tried and worked with many. He did my personal residence in Brentwood and has done over 20 of my apartment and mixed use projects. He creates beautiful and nurturing environments that our residents love. That's a major reason why we have no vacancies in our 3600 units and 30,000 square feet of retail space that we manage. I highly recommend him and am happy to answer any questions you may have."
Tom Safran (Tom@tsahousing.com)
We had a vision of what we wanted our garden to look like and then we met Garrett. Our every expectation was exceeded by his brilliant designs, passion, creativity, and his complete and total involvement and follow through in all aspects of our project. Best experience ever!
Steven & Jodie Fishman
Everyday our guests are amazed as they walk through our villa gardens. Thank you Garrett for creating the WOW factor at the Sunset Marquis
Rod Gruendyke, General Manager, Sunset Marquis
Garett is insanely talented and a great person to work with. We were referred to him by family friends who trusted him to transform nearly an acre in Brentwood into a tropical paradise. Before him, their house was surrounded by grass. No trees, no shrubs, no flowers. Nothing. Now, it is literally an oasis. Although we didn't have as much land to work with, we knew we would benefit from his magic touch. He gave us three designs to choose from, each of which were hand drawn beautifully. He gave us small, medium and big budget options, each of which were breathtaking. He managed to make our home look more charming, more welcoming and more effective all at the same time. He also managed to save a 100+ year old tree in front of our home from dying (which aside from being an absolute shame, would have cost us an arm and a leg to deal with since the city said it would be our responsibility to cut it down and dispose of it).
Aside from his tremendous artistic talent -- and he is nothing short of a miracle worker when it comes to landscape architecture -- he is a joy to be around. He is smart, well-traveled, open-minded and has the best energy.
I highly, highly, highly recommend Garett. You couldn't be in better hands.
I was very fortunate to find Garett Carlson through a referral. I was the property manager of a large residential property in Hidden Hills and we were doing a half million dollar renovation of one section of the property. Our needs included a complete upgrade which called for a redesign of a large section of the property, a new pool, fabricated rock feature with waterfall as well as a natural looking 10 foot tall hedge to hide a security fence.
Of primary importance to me was that Garett was easy to work with. Very relaxed and completely knowledgeable in the various kinds of plants and trees to put in the yard. And he is a great pool designer as well. After we approved his designs, he took out a can of spray paint and personally "hand drew" the curved outline of and the owners were completely amazed and pleased at the upgrade.
One of the most important factors in choosing Garett was that we wanted the yard to look natural. He promised it would and in the end it certainly did. Myself and the owners were very pleased by his work.
Garett is a genius. He has an incredible eye for transforming landscaping into something extraordinary. People are constantly complimenting us on our yard, and we give him total credit
Oh, and every time we argued with him about his vision, he turned out to be right.
We have worked with Garett on two different projects in Brentwood and Malibu. One was an acre he transformed into a California paradise. He designed a magnificent pool area, hid a paddle tennis court so you only saw through it to a bridge over a rock river bed in a cluster of eucalyptus. His attention to every detail was beyond; hand selected every tree, plant, rock, etc... He made our property a magical retreat.
He is a rare visionary who stays with it until his masterpiece is complete. He landscapes like a painter whose work changes with each season and gets better with each year. On our second project, he terraced a difficult hillside and combined the elements of fire, water, and earth to make our entire landscape into a spiritual oasis with lots of surprises. He's simply the best. Trust him and he will take your project beyond your dreams.
When my wife and I hired Garett Carlson to suggest ideas for landscaping at the front of our house little did we know it was the beginning of a life changing experience.
His plans far exceeded anything we would have considered and we excitedly agreed to his ideas for our rear yard as well. There were times that we just weren't sure of his suggestions and felt like " playing it safe", but went with his vision and intuition and are so glad we did. It's now been a couple years since the landscaping (and hardscape) was completed and we still smile whenever driving up to the house. It now feels like our home is larger because of the time we spend entertaining in our rear yard, year round. Feels like our lives are so much better because of Garett's talents and friendship. I am a commercial real estate owner and now use Garett for all of our landscape work.
Garett Carlson is an amazing landscape architect who has vision and the ability to create magic. My old yard consisted of a long lap pool in an entirely brick patio, It was small and unwelcoming and we hardly used it. Garett and the team that he assembled completely changed my yard to create a fabulous naturally shaped pool-pond, complete with waterfall. Now, it looks like a mountain retreat, with large pine trees and bluestone steps, and visitors immediately want to go outside to experience being in the space. He provided excellent oversight to the pool workers, stone masons, and landscapers and kept me in the loop throughout the process. It was done on time and on budget. I would unreservedly recommend Garett Carlson to anyone who wants a great yard at a very fair price.
you are lucky enough to work with Garett Carlson you will forever remember and appreciate how he will transform your garden! We have worked with Garett on two major projects in our yard. He has transformed the space in unimaginable ways! He is a delight to work with. Modest, kind and funny but truly visionary with his special set of skills. He is collaborative, cares a tremendous amount about his projects, is present during all phases, and is always tweaking his work to make things better. We have total and complete confidence in whatever he proposes. He is not just a delight to work with but also to know. We consider him a friend as well as our landscape architect.
Bellagio Pools and Spas, Inc. have had the distinct privilege of working with W. Garett Carlson, ASLA, on several of his projects. Garett is truly a visionary and master of his craft. He can transform an ordinary backyard into any client's dreamscape. Whatever you can imagine, Garett Carlson can create it.
His last project was truly trans-formative. He redesigned a typical lap pool 8' x 40' in size and turned it into a beautiful, mystical pond in a secluded setting with a spa, red wood trees, rock waterfall, creative hardscape and luscious landscape.
Garett is a consummate professional and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to any client of mine. I hope to work with him again in the future.
Bellagio pools & spas, inc