About Dreamscape - Santa Barbara

Dreamscape Santa Barbara has been owned and operated by Fred Hunter since 1989. A licensed landscape contractor, Fred specializes in the creation and maintenance of Mediterranean-style gardens. He studied Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder where he earned a Batchelor of Arts degree.  While Fred is licensed by the State of California, Department of Pesticide Regulation as a Qualified Applicator, he chooses to maintain an entirely organic practice. Two client properties he was instrumental in designing and installing have won Santa Barbara Beautiful awards.

Click here for useful information and design ideas at the Mediterranean Garden Society site

Fred's approach is to first understand his clients' dreams and then work closely with them in realizing their vision. His easygoing, yet professional manner results in a friendly, satisfying working relationship with his clients.


Fred receiving tangerines from his client Susan

Fred is currently involved in a project in Costa Rica where he has been hired as a landscape consultant. His work with Alazan, a 90-acre development of private hillside home sites, allows Fred to express his creativity with an entirely different plant palette - that of the tropical rain forest.


Fred tending to a recently planted scarlet palm at Alazan

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