Aroma Gardens


Creating Aroma Gardens in Santa Barbara

Let’s design an aroma garden for you that will offer endless opportunities to enhance your sense of smell or to calm or energize your spirits. By planting a wide array of fragrant plants, you can have new aromas with each change of season.

Schedule a meeting with us to discuss your interest in creating an Aroma Garden in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Santa Ynez, Oxnard, Ventura or Ojai.

The Aromatherapy Garden

The first step in designing an aromatherapy garden is to create a sense of place, an outdoor garden room.

Using gravel, flagstones or un-mortared brick on a footpath or patio allows plenty of space to plant low-growing herbs in the cracks, which lets you enjoy their fragrances whenever you step on them. Some that are especially suited for aroma gardens are pennyroyal, Roman chamomile, and caraway thyme.

Garden beds that curve around the edges of the patio can soften its lines and create a feeling of depth at the back of the garden. Place taller plants toward the rear corners, with progressively shorter ones toward the center. Let colors and textures play off each other in pleasing ways, but be sure to site the plants you use often where you can get at them easily.

Also consider the way the fragrances will mingle in the air. Your aroma garden can have a combination of strong, sweet smells such as those of gardenia and jasmine can be overpowering, so space these plants some distance apart. Planting in containers enables you to have tender, fragrant plants such as Thyme, Rosemary, Lemon Verbena, and Lavender.

Creating healthy and beautiful landscapes is our top priority. We promise you that we’ll create a gorgeous outdoor living space where you’ll be proud to entertain friends or just relax with family.

And you can have the peace of mind knowing that we’re bonded, licensed and insured to protect the safety of our staff and clients.

Down to Earth Landscapes Inc. is located in Santa Barbara, Ca 93101 and for over 40 years and has earned a fine reputation for installing and maintaining aroma gardens. We pride ourselves on creating unique outdoor living environments. Our clients are in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties and the communities of Montecito, Santa Ynez, Ojai and Oxnard.

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