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19 04, 2021

Emotion In The Landscape

By |2021-04-19T14:42:37-07:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Landscape Design|

Emotion In The Landscape We ask ourselves many question when designing Outdoor Living space… “How will people interact in the landscape?  How will the landscape hold space for people?” and, perhaps most importantly, “How will that experience feel?”  Our emotions allow us to make sense of the world around us as [...]

8 03, 2021

Landscaping the Sunset House of Innovation

By |2021-03-09T19:04:45-08:00March 8th, 2021|Categories: Landscape Design|

An Innovative Approach: Landscaping the Sunset House of Innovation When the owners of Sunset Magazine’s House of Innovation called last year for a complete reimagining of their landscape, the J.Montgomery team was in heaven!  Initially conceptualized by Sunset and Popular Science Magazine as part of a series of experimental showcase homes, [...]

8 02, 2021

What We Love

By |2021-02-16T20:07:55-08:00February 8th, 2021|Categories: Landscape Design|

What We Love It’s the season of love, and like every year we find ourselves overwhelmed with all the love that we feel… For our families and loved ones and for our clients (always at the top of our list, always!)  This year our hearts are also brimming for the amazing [...]

25 01, 2021


By |2021-01-26T17:50:09-08:00January 25th, 2021|Categories: Landscape Design|

Indoor/Outdoor Spaces Few things speak to the California lifestyle like being outdoors.  Even in the winter season, we can enjoy a balmy day or a cozy outdoor fireside retreat.  Increasingly, the indoor/outdoor living space is becoming part of almost every landscape we create.  These transitional spaces give all the feeling of [...]

30 11, 2020

Landscape Topography

By |2020-11-30T12:19:40-08:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: Landscape Design|

Landscape Topography (And How to Design With It) Does anybody recognize our own Mt. Diablo in the image above?  If you’re not familiar with topographic maps, you’re probably saying, “What?”  Topography is the science of mapping land formations, and topographic maps like the one above allow their users to understand depth [...]

16 11, 2020

Historic Landscapes

By |2020-11-17T11:26:05-08:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: Landscape Design, Trending|Tags: , , , , , |

Link to the Past - Local Historic Landscapes Northern California is a treasure trove of historic Landscape Architecture, from the 1,000 acres of Golden Gate Park to Woodside’s Filoli Gardens. While the cities have changed with time, these places remain as charming today as when they were first created. We believe [...]

19 10, 2020

Traditional Style

By |2020-10-23T08:12:16-07:00October 19th, 2020|Categories: Landscape Design|

Traditional Landscape Architecture We like to think we’re at least sort of worldly, and so we realize that “Traditional” is kind of a misnomer.  After all, designed landscapes have been created worldwide for millennia, and we acknowledge the influence of Egyptian, Greek, Moorish, Chinese, Japanese, and many other Landscape Traditions on [...]

7 09, 2020

Pathways In The Landscape

By |2020-10-12T15:54:09-07:00September 7th, 2020|Categories: Landscape Design|

Pathways In The Landscape In a landscape of any scale, the experience of moving through it is as important as the experience of resting within it.  Imagine a destination point – a tranquil gathering space surrounded by garden some distance from the house – and imagine if the path that led there also [...]

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