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J
22 May 2019

John is personable, joyful and has a serious love of creating beautiful spaces -- big or small! Our job was several small areas in our very vertical SF home, and he brought energy and enthusiasm to the whole project. He was open to listening to what our family wanted and had a great kindness in pushing back on areas that he felt would be better served by a different approach with plantings. It was super fun to collaborate with him, and he really invites you to be part of the process. Thank you, John! More...

S
8 May 2019

John, by far is the best gardener I've had and I've gone through a few in the last 4 years. He has a great taste, finishes the job he promises, makes fantastic recommendations, is flexible, goes the extra mile, and also gives generous discounts, so you get a lot more than your money's worth. He's also does photography, writes poems and short stories, acts in some operas as a side hobby. Ask him about it! He's a funny guy.Tips for working with John:1) Double confirm appointments and remind him through text/phone call, as he's super busy with various clients.2) Be flexible as prior gardening jobs may take longer. If you're on a tight schedule let him know and he'll accommodate you.Thanks John for making my garden looking great always!Sasan More...

J
29 April 2019

John is a phenomenal craftsman - you'll spend a lifetime looking for people who enjoy their work as much as he does. He did a wonderful job of fixing the landscape of our Noe Valley home. For both the front yard and the backyard John went above and beyond anything we expected. He completely fixed our backyard garden so that our two-year-old could have a safe and beautiful area to play. We plan to use John and all of our future gardening adventures - You cannot go wrong hiring this professional. More...

S
2 August 2018

John really listens to his clients and brings his own unique gardening skills to create beautiful custom gardens. He genuinely loves his craft he is the plant whisperer.

S
2 August 2018

John is exceptional. He always makes my garden beautiful. His artistic qualities transforms my yard every visit. I spend more time enjoying the fruits of his labor.

T
29 May 2018

Awesome guy. awesome gardener.

M
29 May 2018

John is a great gardener, hard working, affordable and transforms things fast!!

D
29 May 2018

John did great work. My back yard was badly overgrown and he transformed it in one day. He has good ideas and really made the garden look nice. Very favorable overall experience.

S
29 May 2018

John is a terrific gardener. He has a passion which shows through his work ethic. Highly recommended.

N
25 March 2018

John performed creative magic on our yard. He sees possibilities in the randomest things- an old rusty chair becomes a secret place to sit under the jasmine; a rock unearthed by a fence redo becomes an angular centerpiece for the garden. He's the kind of multidimensional artist who not only applies his whole creative being to the task at hand, but knows what "a way out of no way" means. More...

S
19 March 2018

John does a great job taking care of our plants. He always has good recommendations and knows his stuff. Reasonably priced, I highly recommend it.
He's been coming here for the last 2 years and we really like how our garden looks!
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L
18 March 2018

Gardeners are the gypsies of modern life, piecing together clients, suppliers, and workers while promising a seamless delivery of a client's hopes.
John is one of the rare ones who delivers not only what you sought but also brings his expertise on plantings, your specific landscape environment (including sun!) and suggesting what you might not have known about. He is reliable, keeps a clean site, and is thrifty and cost-conscious. You will be pleased to have his help. Plus he is a delight to have around.
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A
2 November 2017

Friendly and reasonably priced, with bonus opera music playing in the background. John trimmed a 20-foot-talk shrub for us, and did several passes to get it just right.

S
17 September 2017

John does a great job taking care of our plants. He always has  good recommendations and knows his stuff. Reasonably priced, I highly recommend it.

S
22 August 2017

I just had John come and make my neglected, unkempt yard into a beautiful oasis once again. I now have him as my full time gardener and would recommend him to any one who might need some TLC in their garden.  Bonus; I got to listen to the opera music that he plays while gardening!!  Wonderful. More...

S
16 August 2017

I was looking for a gardener who can save our beloved lemon tree from falling down.  John was very responsive to our situation.  His price was reasonable.  He was efficient, effective and provide simple solution to our problem. More...

A
6 November 2016

Very fast, efficient, and effective.  He & his assistant were a whirlwind, clearing away debris, knowing which plants or branches are still alive & which should be removed.  Very personable & cheerful.  Highly recommend.  My garden is on its way to good condition.It turns out that some of the calls that weren't returned from other posters were at a time when he was in the hospital.  Fine now. More...

E
30 September 2016

John is a delight to work with! He's knowledgeable and a hard worker. He has a great eye that captures what you have in mind but also takes into account how your space might evolve in the future.

J
15 November 2015

John Guglielmelli is the best there is. He's responsive, timely, excellent at what he does, and very reasonably priced. Additionally, he's a lovely guy with a fantastic attitude and he clearly enjoys what he does. I've been using John's services to maintain my backyard garden for over a year now and feel grateful to have found someone I can count on to do the job and do it well. Call him, you won't be disappointed. More...

J
4 November 2014

John has outstanding talent in artistry with the garden as well as exceptional customer service.  With his expertise my house now has curb appeal.  He punched up the color with happy, lasting Gerber daisies.  He must be psychic as well as they're one of my favorite flowers.  He carried his artistry to my backyard creating a simple, manageable respite that lends itself to entertaining with ease.Customer service:  he's prompt, responsive and keeps his commitments.  Outstanding and I'm forever grateful!  An honest gent that executes with integrity.  Much appreciation for you, John. More...

D
11 August 2014

I've known John for 3 years and he has been an outstanding help in keeping my garden wonderful - I travel a lot. Anyway, he's honest, smart, and dedicated to his craft. He is a great gardener and now a great friend. Highly recommended. More...

W
7 May 2014

John was the only gardener out of the 5 gardeners I found on yelp that actually contacted me back.  I find it very unprofessional for a service provider to not contact a prospective customer back, even if it's to say that they're too busy to handle the requests.  John not only contacted me, but he did so within a reasonable amount of time.Our yard had been neglected for years - the trees were overgrown, weeds had sprung up everywhere, and it was just a mess in general.  I sent some pics of the yard over to John and he gave me a quote that I felt was reasonable for the amount of work to be done.  If I had to do it all myself, it probably would have taken months as I could only dispose of the waste as much as my compost bin could allow, not to mention my allergies that would leave me miserable.  John and his assistant got in at 10am and left around 1:30pm - I was astounded at how much they were able to get done in that short amount of time.   They removed all the weeds, trimmed the trees, and paid attention to the small details that I had requested - all with a smile.  I highly recommend using John - not only will he get back to you, he'll do the very best job and has got a pleasant disposition to boot. More...

P
17 November 2013

I hired John to take away all the dead plants, grass and debris from our 500 ft backyard, prep for sod, install sod and powerwash our wooden deck.  Because it is a small space and a small job, most landscapers that I found on yelp didn't want to bother with it, or were already booked out several months in advance. John jumped in and did the job.  The process involved him coming over for a few sessions each of which was a coupe hrs long. I suppose that's the nature of the process. We had a few awkward communication moments during the process where I wasn't sure if they were coming or going or neither. Perhaps that was my fault. All said and done,  John completed the job at a high quality and a fair price. He doesn't actually install the sod, but he did help me manage getting it ordered and installed by Pacific sod. I would hire him again. More...

J
17 November 2013

John transformed my back yard in a day and was absolutely delightful to work with. He was super responsive when I contacted him, gave me a quick estimate with photos that I sent via email and we set up a date. He and his team were prompt, super nice and worked fast. My back yard has never looked better and he saved a big orange tree that looked near death. I'll definitely use them again! More...

S
21 October 2013

John transformed our disaster overgrown  backyard to beautiful garden. He even designed the area with good taste. Also, he worked with our budget. The most thankful thing, he dealt with my challenge tenant on the job. Lastly, he offers to water our plant if he is in  the area for us because it's rental house. We are very please with John's work and his afterward services. More...

M
29 September 2013

Yes, yelp reviews were all indeed correct.  John got back to me quickly each time I wrote and with much personality and great customer service.  He and Steve arrived right on time, in fact early and quickly went to work making my garden all nice and tidy again. He really listened to my vision and before I knew it completed it all.  I look forward to working together with john and steve in continuing to transform my garden. More...

J
26 September 2013

I called 3 gardeners with high stars from yelp. SFgardening was the only one who called back. Asked if they could do a job in the next 4 days and they did and in about 75% the time they budgeted. John and friend are a good team and worked hard the whole time. More...

A
21 August 2013

John and his assistant were just out to our place in Pac Heights this week and did a fantastic job overhauling our yard.  It was a mess and very overgrown from a few months of neglect.  While we hired them strictly for cleanup work, John provided copious recommendations for plantings, including nurseries from which to purchase the plants, etc.  While he and his assistant worked on an hourly basis, they were quick and thorough. Friendly and professional and seemingly totally trustworthy.  Will definitely use again. More...

P
16 April 2013

John just finished my front and back garden and I'm just thrilled.  There was so much to accomplish and he did it all from landscape design to plant and materials purchase to clean-up in two visits. I am very picky about what I want and John went to the nth degree to satisfy me, however, he knows what looks good and gently steered me in the right direction when necessary.  John's rates are reasonable and I can't say enough about his warm and sweet personality.  He's truly an artist and an excellent value.  Once you work with him, you'll be oh so happy! More...

G
5 July 2012

John has done three projects for us now, and there's a reason we keep calling him over anyone else: he's awesome! We first had him replant a houseplant that had grown to be something much bigger than a houseplant but hadn't quite become a tree. It was too unwieldy for us to replant ourselves (and we were afraid we'd kill the thing as we are utterly lacking in green digits). It was a relatively simple job, but John did such great work (and was also so fun to be around) that we had him back for two larger projects. He landscaped the tree in front of our house and it's now by far the best looking tree in the area. On his third visit, he did some container planting, beautifying our formerly plain boring porch.Sadly, we don't have a big yard for John to transform, though he is without a doubt the person we'd call if we did. If you need a reliable gardener to do work indoors or out, call John! He'll work with your budget, make your space beautiful, and make you laugh while he's at it. We'll certainly be calling him for all our gardening needs! More...

J
30 June 2012

I am a crummy gardener. I've killed so many plants over the years, I cannot even describe, and I have no sense of taste when it comes to plant arrangements; this is where John comes in.  I first called John Guglielmelli nearly ten years ago to help me with my front "lawn," which was really two patches of dead grass. Within a few hours John had magically transformed the area into a lush green area filled with plants, many of which are still alive today! John has also helped me to dig up some very stubborn plants and has landscaped areas of my yard, always with great success and requiring little money. He's a hardworking guy who will turn cartwheels to make your space the loveliest it can be, with the least amount of expense. I treasure John and know you will, too. More...

M
27 June 2012

John is an artist and nature photographer who creates gorgeous personal garden spaces. His approach is intuitive and he makes his choices based on an intimate knowledge of what will grow and thrive and how it will all look once the plants have established themselves. He was able to transform my dull, dry, and scrubby little suburban back yard into what I have come to enjoy as my private park. I wanted a semi-wild tropical feeling and my friends tell me it looks like Hawaii. He created something lush and new in what was basically an empty space. John is a fantastic gardener and I highly recommend him. More...

M
25 June 2012

John is amazing! I'm delighted with what he's done with my garden and it's added a lot of pleasure to my life. Every time he comes out, John takes it to another level. I've hired many gardeners and none have the combination of qualities and talents that John has --  loves and is knowledgeable about plants and what your garden needs, highly creative, sensitive to what you envision but with great suggestions too, and very hard working. I cannot believe how much this guy gets done in a few hours! He's lovely to work with, too. John is a gem. More...

I
26 August 2011

John Guglielmelli is a very experienced, passionate, and creative gardener.  I have worked with him for many years with two different homes.  With my first home, our garden makeover resulted in a runner-award for 'most beautiful garden' from Redwood City's annual Beautification Awards.  John has a very artistic eye for adding beauty, creating inviting relaxation areas, and can add elements of your personality and whimsy.  He maximizes what you already have.  John is enthusiastic and hardworking and wants you to be happy with the outcome.  He really loves everything botanical and it shows.  Even redoing a small area in a garden can give one big pleasure.  John can help you create more beauty, peace and love in your garden. More...

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