Garden Design

Garden Sanctuary:  A place of beauty to renew, relax and reaffirm your connection to nature.

Image West Gardens offers garden and landscape design services primarily to clients in Marin County, CA and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area. 

We bring a high level of creativity and imagination to the design process to provide beautiful, tranquil, artistic gardens that reflect your personal taste and need for privacy and relaxation. 


Fairfax Garden


Yoga Mountain Studio


Custom Artwork

“As a designer, I seek to communicate the essence of a place, searching for the hidden story within those pieces of earth we call home.

I greatly enjoy incorporating mosaic, metal, wood, stone and other textural elements into walls and pathways to create a rich palette of materials, colors and textures. I will work with clients to accomplish beautiful, custom effects that add unique, personal touches to your environment.”

-Teliha Draheim, Artist & Designer

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Our Process



After an initial phone consultation, we will meet with you at your site and explore ways to integrate your needs, ideas and personal style into the design concept. We will follow up with a proposal outlining the scope of your project.


We deliver a detailed design layout of all hardscape, (pathways, patios, firepits, retaining walls, terracing, stairways, water elements and lighting) as well as a planting plan, carefully determined by your climate zone preferences, and site appropriateness.



Once the design phase is complete, we can provide a list of trusted landscape contractors to bid on the job and source local artisans for custom gates, fencing, railing and sculptural elements. We can also help with the selection of outdoor furniture and accessories.


We are available to provide on site consultations to insure the accuracy and integrity of the installation, to work through any unexpected changes that may occur during construction and to provide suggestions for maintenance as your garden matures. 


Sustainably Designed

Sustainable landscape design is a collaborative partnership between the needs and vision of the client and the needs of the earth. 

Whether your planting requirements are low maintenance, drought-tolerant, deer resistant or edible, we can help you make your selections based on climate zone and site location. Being mindful of environmental needs achieves the greater good of helping to restore resources, balance and harmony on the planet.


The Designer

Teliha Draheim began her studies in Environmental Design at University of California, Berkeley, prior to transitioning into fine art and graduating with a BFA Degree from California College of the Arts (CCA) and a MFA Degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Her varied artistic background includes careers as a designer/art director for home furnishings fabrics as well as an internationally commissioned artist creating large-scale sculptural installations in Paris and Kuwait. She was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant for her work in visual arts and her fabric designs form part of the Permanent Collection at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in NYC. She has also been an instructor of art and design at many San Francisco Bay Area schools including CCA, SF State University, the Academy of Art University, and UC Davis.

“Landscape design is a natural progression of my creative path as it involves the three dimensional shaping of the earth with color, pattern and texture. I enjoy defining space in new and interesting ways, using curvilinear elements to create flow, softening the more angular elements of architecture and, symbolically, our lives.”

Free on-site consultation.

Contact us using the form below to set up a free consultation in your space. We're happy to provide inspiration.


Let's work together.

Please contact us to discuss how Image West Gardens can help you with your project.

Feel free to call, email, or use the contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

Phone: 415-482-9856


Hours: 9-5 M-F

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Marin Municipal Water District Blog

Image West Garden’s Fairfax Garden is included in the Marin Municipal Water District’s 2016 Marin-Friendly Virtual Garden Tour. Check out the video and story in the link below.


 Marin Municipal Water District’s Newsletter

Image West Gardens is featured on Page 2 of the 2016 Sept./October issue of Marin Municipal Water District’s Newsletter.