Isa Bird Landscape Design creates exceptional California landscapes that delight and inspire—landscapes that are lush and water wise, and grow more beautiful over time. Isa works closely with her clients to understand their desires along with the unique opportunities and challenges of each site. She gives uncompromising attention to every detail while keeping a constant eye on the larger design. Isa works with the best landscape contractors in Santa Barbara to bring alive unforgettable gardens that call you outdoors.
Isa Hendry Eaton
Isa Bird, a Santa Barbara native, graduated from Yale University with a degree in Latin American Studies and minor in Environmental Studies. After a decade working in the San Francisco Bay Area in the fields of graphic design and letterpress, she returned to her hometown of Santa Barbara. A child of two Mountain Drive artists, Isa began her design and horticultural education by playing in her parents’ ceramics studio, learning native plant names on Santa Barbara's hiking trails and renovating several houses and gardens along the way.
After studying horticulture and landscape design at Santa Barbara City College, the transition from Graphic Design to Landscape Design was fluid – working with similar elements of color, composition, and form. Isa is deeply influenced by the wild, natural spaces in California, the crisp, colorful Santa Barbara aesthetic and her extensive travel throughout Latin America and Southeast Asia. Isa strives to create meaningful, imaginative designs that continually exceed her clients’ expectations.
Nicknamed Bird (her Great-Grandmother’s namesake), Isa Bird lives in Santa Barbara with her husband, three children and miniature poodle.
Isa’s work has been featured in HGTV Magazine, Santa Barbara Magazine, and Edible Magazine.