Elise Marie Heikkinen brings an eye for composition and color to her landscape designs. She produces artful designs that suit the client’s vision and site’s conditions; made possible with a dynamic background in the creative process, problem solving, garden care, and fine art. Elise Marie delves deep to meet the increasing demand for sustainability and to establish lasting, elegant gardens. In her spare time, she envisions unique solutions to existing public and private landscapes.

An Oakland native, Elise Marie revels in the ecologically-diverse California landscape. She has biked the coast and mountains to sightsee at her leisure: pausing for a delicate flower or a breathtaking view from the top of a cliff. Elise Marie brings a breadth of experience as a garden educator and leader of organic garden programs. For both life and work, she enjoys a hands-on approach above all.

  • Merritt College Landscape Horticulture Department, A.A. Landscape Architecture
  • University of Puget Sound, B.A. Art, B.A. Spanish