Janet Enright, Principal and founder of Janet Enright & Associates, has been designing landscapes since 1985. She provides landscape design and consultation services across the San Francisco Bay Area, using principles and practices that promote sustainable gardens that thrive in our Mediterranean climate.
Along the way, she’s studied with John Brookes at La Napoule Foundation in France, at UC Berkeley Extension Landscape Architecture Program, at Foothill Community College Environmental Horticulture and Design Program … and generally enjoys messing around in dirt. Her diverse work experience includes driving a lift truck at her Dad’s lumber yard in high school, owning a floral design business, being an educator, and teaching at Santa Clara University.
Landscape design became Janet’s primary focus in 2005. In her prior career in education, she was a School Principal at Juvenile Hall – not exactly what most people would consider likely experience for a landscape designer. Think again – they both require the ability to see the larger picture and make sense of it, to understand the needs of the client and offer solutions they can embrace, and to have a well-grounded working knowledge of how to get them where they need and want to be – whether it’s in school (and out of jail) or in their garden.
Growing up, she was privileged to spend time on her family’s property adjacent to Big Basin Park – a wondrous education in the wild. Throw in years of honing an artistic aesthetic through sculpture, painting and collage, and it all coalesces.
Janet is a Bay Friendly Qualified Landscape Professional, and 2011 Past President of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, California Chapter.