Viridian Landscape Architecture is a Monterey Peninsula firm specializing in residential landscape design. We work closely with clients to design outdoor environments that are personal, functional, and engaging. Our work is site-specific and sensitive to regional conditions. It expresses strong relationships between man-made elements and plantings, and explores the creative use of form, texture, and color.
We believe that the domestic landscape is best expressed as a smaller, personalized interpretation of the larger ecosystem it exists in. A landscape is a mosaic of living flora and fauna, soil, rock, and water. It may appear static, but will prosper best and reward most if treated as a dynamic system.
Rosemary Wells is a landscape architect with thirty years of experience in residential landscape design. In 1994, she started Viridian Landscape Architecture, working solely on residential projects in Silicon Valley. She moved to the Monterey Peninsula in 2003.
Ms. Wells has master’s degrees in Landscape Architecture and in Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (Painting) from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She was a member of the Environmental Planning Commission for the City of Mountain View from 1998 to 2001, acting as Chairperson from 2000 to 2001.
CA Landscape Architect License #4088
City of Pacific Grove Architectural Review Board, term starting Jan. 2020
UC California Naturalist certificate
Build it Green Professional