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About the Owners

"In gardening, true beauty can only be attained with deference to nature"

TIERRA MADRE is a landscape design and build company:  Our integrated services include the development and execution of your landscape design that is expertly carried out by our installation team.  From concept drawings and 3D plans to excavation and irrigation, hardscape, lighting and planting, we will be with you every step of the way.


Owners Hallie Schmidt and Armando Montano combine more than 15 years in the landscape design and build industry. 


Hallie, Designer and Chief Horticulturalist, is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo's Horticulture program and has worked for several public gardens and nurseries in both northern and southern California, including Filoli, the world-renowned historical gardens, mansion and orchards in Woodside.   


Armando, Operations and Project Manager, has worked in all phases of the landscape and hardscape industry.  From irrigation and lighting to hardscape and softscape installation, Armando brings a focused attention to detail and a methodical work ethic to all that he does.

Together, Hallie, Armando and their team bring their horticultural expertise and construction experience to create truly unique spaces that last a lifetime.

We recommend and follow Bay Friendly Gardening practices