Karen Miller, now the principal designer and managing partner, founded Sacred Space Garden Design in 2002.
Her background before landscape design was in commercial photography and her career spanned over 25 years. Specializing in the music industry, shooting album and magazine covers, special promotions and endorsement advertising, she traveled all over the world and enjoyed her work immensely.
When the music industry began to change drastically, she realized that it was time to reinvent herself. However, instead of pursuing a different style of photography, she chose to pursue a completely different career path. She studied at UCLA Extension through the Gardening and Horticulture program, crossing over in to Landscape Architecture studies as well. After apprenticing with other landscape design/installation companies, she launched Sacred Space Garden Design.
In her new business, she found that her skills as a visual artist translated extremely well in to the landscape. Spatial and color relationships, lighting, lay out and creating unique visual interest were all skills that she had spent the last 25 years honing. Working with outside vendors who bring additional skill sets to complete the project was also very familiar.
Today Sacred Space is a family run business, bringing a collective 40 years of experience together. Working regularly with a tight knit group of artisans who take great pride in their work and strive for the highest results, they find great inspiration in the knowledge that they are able to help people transform the way they use and enjoy their outdoor space.
In 2002, a vision of preserving and enhancing the unique qualities of the Southern California lifestyle was set in motion. Joining forces with a master stone mason and craftsman, principal designer and managing partner, Karen Miller, founded Sacred Space Garden Design.
Today, Sacred Space strives to enrich our collective quality of life enabled by our Mediterranean climate using organic & sustainable practices. Focused on conserving our precious water resources through the creation of California friendly gardens & outdoor rooms, the owners share a unique visual acuity carefully honed through a combined 40 years of experience. clca member
A family owned and operated, full-service landscape design and installation company, our service is highly personalized to meet your budget and your dreams. We guide you and help shape your project from concept to completion.
We listen, meditate & wonder, then plan, present & implement. We make promises. We keep them. Balanced, calm, cooperative & flexible. On-time & on-budget.