About Our Team


Terra Gardens works with local home and business owners to create gardens and landscapes that are beautiful, sustainable, and suited to Santa Fe’s climate. Our collaborative process is designed to align your goals, vision, and lifestyle with your garden and outdoor space. We strive to work within your budget and timeline. Gardening and landscaping in Santa Fe since 1999.

Our Team Photo.  Linda, front and center.  In the back: Alicia, John, Steve, Roberto, Victor

L-R: Alicia, John, Steve, Roberto, Victor
Head Gardner, CEO, “La Jefa”

I’m from Wisconsin, originally, so I grew up with lawns, hydrangeas, and other water loving plants. Fortunately, Wisconsin had water. I moved to Santa Fe in 1998 and knew water would be a landscaping issue. I took courses on everything I could then I installed an irrigation system, planted some xeric plants, and started trying to grow in New Mexico soil. Every class I took inspired me to experiment and I began to discover techniques that really worked here. Now I’m attending the Santa Fe Master Gardener class and feel fortunate for the opportunity to learn and work with such talented people.

I love helping people create a landscape that nurtures them and suits their particular needs. I also love to coach clients through some of the gardening and landscaping challenges we face here. I have been gardening professionally in Santa Fe since 2002, and have slowly been growing into a full-service landscaping company.

Web200x256_Roberto_160409ROBERTO SANCHEZ HERNANDEZ
Site Supervisor

Hi, I’m Roberto Sanchez Hernandez, and have been gardening and landscaping with Terra Gardens since 2012. I started working in gardens with Linda and we have been taking care of the same gardens for all those years. I have many years of mechanical and irrigation experience and have been running crews since I was 20. Our crews take great pride in “doing the job right.” While working with Linda, I took English classes at the Community College, and am now pretty fluent. I look forward to meeting you and helping you.

  • I’m still amazed by the incredible, glorious transformation of my once-troubled back yard! It is stunningly beautiful now. You really listened to my ideas and suggested additional, excellent ones. What you created is far beyond what I was hoping for and you made it happen within my budget.  Next: the front yard! Many thanks for your professionalism, kindness, creativity and magic.

    Comment from Luisa
  • Linda is very professional, punctual, and cheerful.  We have recommended her to our neighbors and they agree with us on her excellent service.

    Sylvia and Chuck Wheeler, Rancho Viejo
  • Linda really listens when we talk about what goals are important to me. She has even helped my husband and me reconcile and negotiate our gardening goals (visually and functionally). She has employed her excellent sense of design and aesthetic to help me make the garden I had in mind when I originally bought my property and started dreaming. I heartily recommend Terra Gardens to all my friends.

    Lyn Martel, Santa Fe
  • Terra Gardens has been our landscaper for 11 years.  They have provided the following services for us: installing and maintaining our drip system, xeriscaping and other creative water savings, planting annuals including vegetables, installing hoops to extend the growing season, maintaining our greenhouse, working with problem/sick trees and plants, helping us find the right plants and flowers for the right locations, finding natural/organic ways to maintain the garden, and the list goes on. We entrust all of the gardening to them while we are away from home for any length of time. Above all we appreciate the love, tenderness and care Terra Gardens brings to our home. We trust them implicitly and can’t recommend them highly enough. Thank you, Terra Gardens!

    Brad Laughlin and Leslie Temple-Thurston, Santa Fe
  • Terra Gardens has transformed my garden into a space I can be in and enjoy!  My trees are trimmed and I feel confident they are healthy.  We have enriched the soil, added irrigation and mulch, and garden beds that extend my vegetable growing season through the winter.  Thanks to Terra Gardens I can now enjoy my garden and feel able to keep up with its ongoing needs. Terra Gardens is magical.

    Linda Young, Santa Fe
  • Terra Gardens is knowledgeable, reliable, dependable, and reasonable. Linda’s team worked with my ideas and wishes, explaining why some were good and others not. Last spring we moved some plants, put in some new plants, and everything is thriving. My dogs love to dig in the courtyard and TG did some remedial and preventative work which has helped save my plants, new and old. I have religiously followed the winter watering recommendations and my gardens have never looked so good. I am very glad to have an association with Terra Gardens and their team. I highly recommend them and their work.

    Karen Novotny Tischer, Rancho Viejo
  • As a commercial property owner, it is such a relief to have one less thing to keep track of.  I know Terra Gardens Santa Fe will maintain our grounds properly, with an eye toward sustainable beauty and at a very fair price.

    Lance Armer, Santa Fe Mortgage
  • I decided to call on the help of Terra Gardens when faced with moving from a rental property to our first purchased home. I had bought a lot of plants over the years to transform the bland garden of the rental and couldn’t bear the thought of leaving there but digging them all up while also moving an entire house was an overwhelming thought. The Terra Gardens team was there the next day in full force and left me with a wonderful lined up nursery of potted plants! I was also given very clear instructions as to how to care for my plants until we could get them back into the soil. Terra Gardens’ efficient and professional help was worth every penny and I will be sure to call on them again in the future. Highly recommended!

    Franziska, Santa Fe

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