A Landscape
Architectural Practice


K. Dakin Design is a landscape architectural practice headed by Karla Dakin focusing on plant-driven design of landscapes, food gardens and green roofs for private residences, museums and public spaces as well as commercial projects. Dakin specializes in ongoing, multifaceted projects that push our expectations of landscape and engage all five senses, creating places that are ecologically sound, playful and aesthetically resonant.




Dakin brings over 20 years of experience in landscape architecture to each venture. Her practice hinges on the understanding that each project has a unique context, both human and ecological. For Dakin, the design process is a collaboration between landscape architect, client and site: both a discipline and an art.


A Site for Creativity and Experimentation

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Welcome to Karla’s garden. An avid gardener as well as a landscape architect, Karla maintains her own garden as an ongoing design inquiry. The garden contains perennial and annual food crops, trees, ground covers, flowers and ornamentals. Karla prioritizes native and climate-appropriate plants as well as pollinator host plants. She believes that one of the chief pleasures of cultivated landscapes is their harvest: fruits, vegetables and flowers. The multiple ecosystems present in this garden represent various exposures onsite: sun to shade, dry to wet. Karla has focused on creating a space that brings pleasure year round, incorporating a crevice garden, a “creamsicle” garden, and a gravel garden with rotating sculptures centered around a 100-year old apple tree.