“The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising, and never satisfied” ~ Vita Sackville West
As a lifetime resident of the San Francisco Bay Area with decades of experience in regional horticulture throughout the region’s many Mediterranean micro-climates, Bay Gardens founder Susan Hadley brings a wealth of knowledge to the trade. With training under tutelage of some of California’s best known and award winning proponents of sustainable design, Susan has professional horticulture experience, relevant certifications, creative capabilities and a solid work ethic .
Her passion for propagation & creating entrancing garden spaces full of enticing edibles & exotic ornamentals compelled her to leave behind a career in women’s clothing design and bring that eye for crafting beauty and detail to outdoor living spaces. The Fashion Industry’s loss is our gain, as she is now available to assist property owners in transforming their yards & unused outdoor spaces into places of aromatic abundance, functional form and dazzling delight for all the senses.
“Susan is by far the wealthiest greenskeeper I know…Visually her garden spaces are positively inundating: edibles, succulents… annuals and perrenials… and most of them taller than I am. Nothing is missing from her nursery … Passing through patches of greenery, one can smell potent arugula and basil and in a just a few steps… the drifting perfume of angel trumpets. ..Among bustling hummingbirds and bees, she periodically reaches down to pluck small gems… tomatoes, herbs, beans… from the garden floor and insist upon your tasting.” ~ Naema Ray, of Martinez CA