Environmental Charter High School

La Loma Development has been working at a feverish pace since March on a much needed amphitheater, stage and seasonal stream at the Environmental Charter High School in Lawndale.

Hillside Terrace

We were very excited to work in collaboration again with Mayita Dinos at a neighborhood project in Pasadena, we first met Mayita in our work at Arlington Gardens. La Loma built a stepped bench wall, radial fountain, and an overall cozy entertaining area with subtle night lighting.

LA Garden Show

We were happy to be a part of the 2009 LA Garden Show: A Festival of Flavors, in partnership with John Lyons of The Woven Garden. The Edible Labyrinth was in a 30' x 30' ft space and featured a chicken coop, bee hive, fountain and sculpture. It was coined "The Most Instriguing Installation" by Sharon Cohoon, Sunset senior garden writer.

Los Robles

Evelyn wanted to create an edible food forest in the backyard of her gorgeous craftsman home for her to enjoy with her family. She contacted us to transform her backyard into an exemplary edible backyard. Some of the varieties we planted were Fuyu Persimmon tree, Kadota Fig, Hass Avocado, Pomegranate, Passionflower, Lemon Verbena, Borage, Mustard, Endive, Globe Artichoke, Pineapple Mint, Chocolate Mint, Lime Mint, Cuban Oregano, Rhubarb, Pineapple Sage, Jubilee Blueberries and more!


This Monticello inspired front yard includes a mailbox made of recycled concrete, 5-tiers of terracing including steps and benches, and a unique plant list consisting of edibles, beneficial insect and hummingbird attractors, water-wise plants, and native species. We used espalier Fuji Apple trees, a French term that denotes a horizontal growth, for space efficient use of the wall behind the top level. Perennials are planted extensively as a smart gardening choice because they eliminate seed-starting, tilling, and weeding that comes from tilling.