Ruskin Gardens has been designing and managing award-winning gardens up and down the Peninsula for over 30 years. We are trusted by some of the most respected landscape architects and designers in the area to uphold their aesthetic vision as the garden matures over time. We provide our clients horticulturally informed feedback about what is working and what can be improved, always with an eye for the original design intent.

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Debby Ruskin, President Landscape Design

Debby Ruskin started Ruskin Gardens Co. in the 1970s as a young mother. She has designed hundreds of gardens in Silicon Valley and is beloved by clients and colleagues. Her gardens are people centric, typically traditional in style, with an emphasis on regionally appropriate water-wise planting. Debby completed a certificate in Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley in 1990 and in Ornamental Horticulture from Foothill College in 1992. She served on the region and national boards of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD).

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Amy Palmer, VP Estate Garden Management

Amy joined her mother in the family business as a landscape design apprentice in 2000. She started the maintenance side of the business in 2001 after seeing so many of her mothers gardens falling apart from a lack of care. Amy is a licensed landscape contractor, certified irrigation manager, has a B.S. in Physics from UCLA, and is fluent in Spanish. Her background in business systems and software development gives the business a technical edge.

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Jennifer Simmons, Operations & Senior Garden Manager

Jenn joined the business in 2006 and helped transform Estate Garden Management into what it is today.

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Rene Hernandez, Maintenance Manager

Rene has been a dedicated employee, Supervisor, and Manager since 2005.

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Alfredo Hernandez, Project Manager

Alfredo joined us in 2008 and is lead for enhancement projects and irrigation.

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2015 Crew