Botanica Landscape, Inc. was started in 1993 by Dona Rawson. We are a design/build firm that specializes in creating custom outdoor spaces for our clients. We can design, build and coordinate anything exterior to a home.

We have experience with landscaping, patios, curb appeal, swimming pools, guest houses, pergolas or anything to make your outdoor living space your own. Our specialty is taking problem areas and reimagining, redesigning or reconfiguring them to get the most out of a property. We are passionate about our mission of creating beautiful living spaces for the whole family to enjoy. We never CREATE the same space twice and every project is customized to our client’s needs.

Dona’s knowledge of plants comes from a childhood love of the outdoors, her educational experience and her 25+ years of experience. After studying Ornamental Horticulture and working in the landscape industry for 5 years, she started her own firm. Dona holds a certificate in Ornamental Horticulture and has studied with UCLA Extension’s Landscape Architecture program. She remains committed to her professional integrity by constantly furthering her education. She is a licensed General and Landscape contractor in the state of California with an impeccable record. Dona considers her social and environmental conscience extremely important and has sat on the boards of several non-profit organizations as well.

Most importantly, Dona considers each client a friend and her employees AS family. We consider it an honor to work within the personal spaces of our clients homes.

“We consider it an honor to work within the personal spaces of our clients homes.”
-Dona Rawson



Check out some of our custom work we have done in the past. We hope they inspire you to create your own custom landscape.
This Spanish home was remodeled and the last step was landscaping. We revised the planting areas and added a custom fountain in the courtyard among other little details that finished off the entry of this beautiful home.
Spanish remodel gets the final treatment.

This Spanish style home was remodeled and the last ...

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That area behind the garage

Everyone has an area behind the garage. This area ...

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Retaining walls and a new entry

For this home, the entry steps were steep and narr ...

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Family Fun yard

This yard needed to be a fun family yard but yet a ...

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An Entertainers Paradise

These clients LOVE to entertain. But, their backya ...

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Side yard drama

Many yards have the situation where the only way i ...


Our blog posts are chock full of professional and personal advise in creating and maintaining your gardens. Topics will include lessons and just our own personal experiences in creating beautiful gardens.
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