Our Founding

Songbird Garden Design, LLC is a local, experienced Southern California Landscape Design Company run by Mary Elizabeth Jacobsen, owner and sole proprietor. Established in 2013 Songbird specializes in alternatives to high water usage landscapes with more sustainable options while satisfying the look residential and commercial property owners desire. 

Val and Paul P., Newhall, CA

“Mary Elizabeth worked with the style of our home, our ideas, and the existing oak trees to design a woodland garden landscape and hardscape.  We absolutely love it.  It fits perfectly with the craftsman style of our home and it is a low water usage drip system, even the small area of grass uses 70% less water…”

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Marybeth Info

Mary Elizabeth is a graduate of Syracuse University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Music and Business and enjoyed a successful career in the entertainment industry for many years.  Relocating to Southern California in 2009, she attended Pierce College, School of Horticultural and Landscape Design, earning her a Design Scholarship and Advanced Gardener Certification. 

Mary Elizabeth is a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD), a national accredited organization that promotes its members as qualified and dedicated professionals who uphold a code of ethics to practice advanced, thoughtful and innovative landscape design, foster creativity and inspire passion for excellence.  She is also a long standing member of the Theodore Payne Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the understanding, preservation and use of California native flora, as well as a member of the American Horticultural Society and one of the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency recommended professional contacts for the SCV Landscape Design Assistance Program.

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If you'd like professional garden design by someone who knows the ins and outs of the industry, let's have a conversation!