Dryden Helgoe Landscape Design is based in Santa Monica, California.
Dryden’s love and knowledge of plants and horticulture is the basis of all her garden designs.
The gardens she creates are influenced by travel, study of outdoor spaces around the world, and a passion for creating beautiful plant combinations. Dryden designs in multiple styles, drawing upon the natural surroundings and architecture to create timeless and distinctive gardens.
She is versed in designing all garden features and overseeing construction and installation of her designs. Before starting DHLD in 2006, Dryden worked at the offices of Nancy Goslee Power & Associates in Santa Monica and OLIN in Philadelphia. She received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon in 2000.
The Hollywood Reporter; Meet 3 of Hollywood's Drought Fighters: "We Live in a Desert. It's Not Supposed to Look Like Long Island"
"So many of the big houses have front yards the kids don't play on — so why have the grass? I know we live in a desert. It's not supposed to look like Long Island." So she and Hill, 73, decided to take action. They hired garden designer Dryden Helgoe" Helgoe says she tore out about 6,000 square feet of grass and terraced the property, creating two tiers lined with boxwoods, agave, blue fescue, lavender, rosemary and Italian cypress
"Her first job out on her own remains a favorite. Friends -- movie sound designer Hamilton Sterling and communications consultant Donna Gregory -- asked her to take on the small passageways behind their midcentury triplex; the largest part of the project was just 18-by-23 feet. Sterling and Gregory are devotees of the classics, and what they had in mind was less a patio garden and more a lost nook of the Acropolis."