Craftsmanship. Functionality. Allure. Functionality. Allure.
The elements of a well rounded garden.
Green Gallery is a full service design-build firm. We offer design consultation, installation services, and maintenance for the ongoing upkeep of your outdoor spaces.
Green Gallery has been building gardens and creating landscapes in the Bay Area since 2002.
We are proud of our past accomplishments, and we are excited and inspired by new ideas and fresh concepts in garden architecture. We approach each project with the intention of bringing to that space lasting beauty, functionality, sustainability, and enduring quality. As a result, each Green Gallery landscape is recognized by the quality, integrity and craftsmanship to which it's standards are held.
Nathan Parsley, owner and operator of Green Gallery Landscaping, has always held a deep interest in gardens. Growing up in Berkeley, California he developed an appreciation for all types of landscapes. "We are so fortunate here in the Bay Area to live in this hospitable Mediterranean climate where it is possible to achieve your dream garden, from the low-maintenance California garden, to the traditional Japanese or English Cottage, from the verdant overgrown and sweeping, to the perfectly manicured and contained."
Nathan and the entire Green Gallery Landscaping team take pride in their ability to facilitate the creation of your ideal garden. From the seedling stages to full blossom, Green Gallery enthusiastically caters to each client's space, long-term plan, and specific aesthetic desires. Our team provides the skilled craftsmanship, experience and enthusiasm to bring any garden to it's full potential.
We used Nathan’s company to do a simple small front yard transformation, from all lawn to part lawn and part planting area. He installed two trees, a couple dozen small plants, irrigation, pavers, mulch, etc. He and I picked out the plants together. He offered suggestions about plants and design, but did not impose his vision on mine. The overall result is a great improvement. His prices were not at the low end and were not at the high end either. They were somewhere in the middle and we felt they were reasonable. Addressing a less tangible factor, I found Nathan to be unusually direct, clear, reasonable, and open. It was very easy to deal with him and his workers, who were all professional, responsive, and pleasant. He seems to have a very good relationship and good communication (and he speaks Spanish) with his employees which I have found to be a good sign. As far as the mechanics of the process, his (larger than expected) team appeared on the agreed day and almost completed the work that first day. I had planned for at least several days of messy work, and was pleasantly surprised to see it all neatly … Continued
Anthony S., May 6, 2011, Albany, CA
Nathan and his crew transformed our front and back yards in a matter of less than 3 weeks. The job included removing large amounts of concrete, putting down a new patio and walkways, irrigation, constructing 3 trellises, removing a very old lawn, and planting shrubs to fit our personal choices. He also installed a water feature (fountain) and painted the front porch and built raised veggie boxes. The final results were magnificent. We were very pleased with the change as were the neighbors. His team was very easy to work with. Mike — Oakland Hills
Mike A., July 28, 2011, Oakland, CA
Green Gallery’s crew just left after a whirlwind three days of intensive work and the result is nothing less than a miracle. The crew of 7–8 guys worked their butts off, hauling in mulch, plants and irrigation materials. They not only did a phenomenal job installing everything, but went out of their way to rake the lawn, blow leaves off the patio and haul out some dead plants…all above and beyond the call of duty. Nathan, Green Gallery’s owner, was enthusiastic and made great suggestions and/or improvements to the plan. And when changes needed to be made, he was positive and encouraging. I can’t say enough about Nathan and his crew. When they left, I was a blissfully happy camper.
Lynn B., November 23, 2011, Berkeley, CA
I have hired Green Gallery to do landscaping, concrete sidewalks, and carpentry work on several of my rental properties as well as my home. Nathan’s work is consistently excellent. He employs competent experts in a number of different fields. If you are looking for the cheapest landscaper, this is not the company to use. Anyone with a truck and a lawn mower can call himself a ‘landscaper.’ Green Gallery is the place to go when you want the job done right.
Mark T., March 20, 2012, Berkeley, CA
Nathan and team offer things we appreciated: professionalism, honest feedback on our design ideas, dependability and flexibility. They gave our front lawn a face lift that still receives unsolicited praise. If you are budget friendly, he finds creative ways to work with you. If you decide to make changes mid-steam, he can add on work-it adds to the budget but he works with you to find a win-win for both sides. Hope to have them back for back deck/yard later this year.
Jessica S., March 28, 2012, Oakland, CA
We can’t say enough great things about working with Green Gallery. Our project was completed nearly six months ago and we still have passersby go out of their way to compliment the end result. Nathan was conceptual and thoughtful when we need him to be and attentive and responsive when we had a strong point of view about things. An ideal partner for us. Our project included fence-building, patio-construction as well as landscaping. He and his crew were hard-working and professional throughout the entire project and we’d be happy to work with him again in the future. Thanks Nathan!
Jody H., March 28, 2012, Berkeley, CA
I am a Landscape Architect working in the Bay Area and have had the opportunity and pleasure to work together with Nathan Parsley and Green Gallery Landscaping. Nathan has a great eye for aesthetics, he is efficient and timely but also pays close attention to detail. Nathan is also a quick decision maker — wrapping his head around potential issues, and finding workable solutions with ease. Rare, but nice to find, he is fun to work with, which is important in any kind of remodel or new project! For several years his crew and I have successfully designed and installed many beautiful gardens, now enjoyed by many happy homeowners. I highly recommend Nathan and his crew for any size landscape project!
Andrea S., April 2, 2012, Oakland, CA
The owner, Nathan Parsley, is very knowledgeable about plant materials and general landscape contracting. We are a very satisfied return customer. GGL has done plant beds, irrigation systems, custom-designed fences and landscape electric lighting systems for our HOA. Nathan’s crew is skilled and follows directions carefully. Very reliable also.
Edward D., April 12, 2012, Berkeley, CA
In 35 years of repeated remodeling and landscaping jobs on our home in Oakland hills, we’ve come across only two other contractors we were any where near as happy with as Nathan. Nathan excels in all aspects of the work. He knows a lot about plants and design and offers his valuable opinion when asked, but doesn’t push his views. He had several suggestions to change the architect’s plan (which was very good to start with) that greatly improved the job. His bid was a bit higher than average, but he doesn’t “nickel and dime”–thus probably comes in lower at the end. (It is a real pleasure to work that way). He is flexible and easily accepts changes that occur as the the job progresses. The quality of his work is equally outstanding. His crews are extremely competent, quiet, friendly and very professional. There are no long absences while the job sits, yet when the plant we wanted was out of stock, with no real delivery date set, Nathan was quite willing to agree to wait as we wanted, rather than go with second best. He then worked hard to find a source of the preferred plants. When some of … Continued
Mark & Christine, May 14, 2012, Oakland, CA
Nathan and his team did a great job on a complete redo of our front, back and side yards. The project included extensive hardscaping, plantings and irrigation. Nathan worked in concert with a landscape architect and was flexible in working on the project while the plans were still being finalized. The end result was a yard that transformed the way the house looked and the way we use the outdoor spaces for the better. We would gladly work with Nathan and his team again. In addition to the overall quality of the work, Green Gallery is differentiated from other similar companies by the ability to do difficult work with wood, stone and metal. Our project included redwood fencing, Ipe decorative panels and fencing, stone tile work, concrete work, custom welded metal railings and features, and two types of retaining walls. All of the work was done by Green Gallery and impressed us and consistently receives compliments from our guests.
Gharedt M., June 20, 2012, Oakland, CA
Nathan and his crew at Green Gallery are amazing! We are thrilled with the work they did for us in our back yard. We have lived for the last five years with a very steep and unusable space that was overrun with ivy, weeds, blackberry bushes, and old stumps. Green Gallery has turned that old disaster in to an oasis. For the first time, we are able to lounge and entertain in our back yard! Nathan is extremely knowledgeable. The work was quoted in a very concise and clear manner. No unexpected charges. We even changed our mind about things a couple of times throughout the process and we were always told ‘no problem, we can do whatever you like’. The team of workers was very polite, clean, and friendly. Work was done quickly and efficiently but with the utmost care and quality. I highly recommend Green Gallery.
Kate J., July 18, 2012, Contra Costa, CA
I highly recommend Nathan and the crew at Green Gallery. They rock! I didn’t think any landscape professional would be willing to take on my tiny chicken coop extension project, but they did a beautiful job on my project and within the small budget we agreed upon! Everyone who comes over and sees our new chicken coop extension is wowed and comments on the great use of space! The great concept for the coop cam from Nathan visiting our yard and making really smart suggestions ahead of time. His crew was equally professional–they came and worked on their own and let me know what they needed in advance and finished up really fast without leaving any mess in our yard! I would definitely use Green Gallery again for any of my funky urban farm projects!
Wendy R., August 6, 2012, Oakland, CA
I really appreciate the work that Nathan and his Green Gallery crew did to transform my backyard into a functional and beautiful space that I can finally enjoy. My existing flagstones were uneven, too spaced out with weeds in between, very unattractive and even dangerous to walk on. Not only that, but my old lawn was pretty much non-existent with mostly dirt that the weeds had gradually taken over. I also badly needed a sprinkler and drip system to maintain my flower beds, other plants and trees. Nathan’s team did the work quickly, efficiently and added perks like weeding, blowing leaves and pruning my trees. The sprinkler system they installed is very easy to use and I’ve gained so much free time from not having to manually water. Green Gallery is a full-service landscaping business that I highly recommend to others. My back yard is now picture perfect, my oasis, and my plants and cats are happy in it! Thanks!
Maria B., August 8, 2012, Oakland, CA
Woo hoo! As good as it gets! We love Nathan, and his crew are a bunch of secret supermen. Our big and awkwardly sloped backyard was transformed to a family haven in TWO days. Working with Nathan was really fun, he’s creative and balances his knowledge with great attention to what we wanted and needed. Our yard is now super functional, has separate areas for my wild boys and grown-up play. It is beautiful in a “this just happened naturally” kind of way. The price and quote were very reasonable and clear — no surprise costs. I highly recommend!
Jessica M., August 31, 2012, Oakland, CA
I agree with the glowing reviews by others. I was impressed by Nathan personally, and the way he was able to throw all the resources necessary for the job into motion in a very short time. I gave him a free hand, and stayed out of his way. The restoration of my back yard was accomplished in a matter of a few days . Nathan’s crew were all lovely — courteous and efficient, and I could definitely tell that the working relationships here were based on respect, and that the tone of the whole operation was set by Nathan. He is a good listener; he remembers every detail, and he does great work. He understood that in my garden, not everything needed to be done over, and he worked to fill out, restore, and replant as necessary. His bid was more than fair, and included a drip irrigation system supplied by a subcontractor. This was all a very positive experience for me, and I couldn’t recommend Nathan and Green Gallery more highly. These are young, knowledgeable, energetic, personable, people, and they leave you thinking everyone should be this way!
N. H., September 5, 2012, Berkeley, CA
Green Gallery did a fantastic job building a very detailed, ornamental fence, a staircase, landscaping the yard, and installing a large, complicated sprinkler system. We live in the hills so the work had to consider an aggressive gradient and gravity. Nathan and his highly skilled team nailed it all. Perfect craftsmanship. Perfect aesthetics. Perfect design. The team were very pleasant to deal with and I will most certainly call on Nathan again for other projects in the pipeline. I highly recommend Green Gallery Landscaping. Top notch outfit. 5 stars.
Alex H., September 20, 2012, Berkeley, CA
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