About Sculpt Gardens: Landscape as Art
Sculpt Gardens is a San Francisco-based landscape company that specializes in custom, low-maintenance, functional gardens. Owner John Steuernagel brings decades of experience to each project, where he skillfully blends traditional and contemporary methods to create stunning landscapes that are as functional as they are beautiful.
A Philosophy of Green Design
From the use of locally available and eclectic natural materials to the creation of low maintenance gardens that have a high impact, Sculpt Gardens strives to integrate sustainable, green practices into its design and build process. The result is a unique and comforting landscape that will encourage the visitor to experience the natural space with all the senses.
Service You Can Trust
Sculpt Gardens has built its reputation on quality work, trust and dependability. With uncompromising attention to detail, owner John Steuernagel is dedicated to satisfying the needs and desires of his clients. From conception to completion, he will be there to ensure projects are completed on time and to your exact specifications, every time.
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John Steuernagel is the inspired owner of Sculpt Gardens. With over 25 years of experience, John brings his incredible know-how and outstanding design ability to every project. Land sculpting is his lifelong passion and work – the inspiration for his company Sculpt Gardens. John takes care in each element of the design and construction process and is present every moment of every project. He is a thinker and an observer. This presence on-site allows him to deliver his promise of detail-oriented, long-lasting, environmentally conscious gardens. He carefully enhances efficiency and moderation in his use of time, materials, energy, water, and space. John takes pride in his hand-drawn, simplistic and careful garden designs so that they meet the lifestyle needs of his clients. He is a true craftsman.
History of Sculpt Gardens
The story begins over 60 years ago when John’s grandfather opened a flower shop in Westfield, New Jersey. Not long before John was born, his father added to the flower shop and built a very successful landscape design and construction business. John grew up working at his father’s side, whose influences had everything to do with his professional integrity, creative technique, and strong understanding of construction. Just before John attended college at Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, his father passed away. John dedicates everything he does to his father. After college, John developed his style by studying nature, stone masonry, and art, while working in the field for various firms. In doing so, he gained an understanding of the value of simple, low-maintenance gardens that that transcend time. Finally, in 2003, “Sculpt” was born, emphasizing that landscapes are large art installations.