About Dennis O’Connor

Dennis has a passion for horticulture, nature, art and innovative design. He designs private residence landscapes, living walls, low impact development projects, interiorscapes, and natural riparian and wetland mitigation and enhancement projects. The landscapes have year-round interest, and are designed with maintenance, water conservation, and native habitats in mind. Dennis is an accomplished practitioner in the field of soil bioengineering and erosion control, landscape design, and developing strategies for non-native species management and native plant revegetation.



Professional History:

National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii, Landscape designer, plant collection and instructor
California Department of Transportation, Landscape architect
Department of Water Resources Conservation Department, Landscape architect
Imagine Beach Garden Gallery and Nursery, Santa Cruz, California, Owner
The Habitat Restoration Group, Scotts Valley, California, Restoration team manager
Urban Creeks Council, Berkeley, California, Program manager
Habitat Concepts, Portland, Oregon, Landscape specialist

About Habitat Concepts

With Habitat Concepts, Dennis draws upon the vast expertise he has gained over 30+ years in the field to implement truly sustainable practices in every project, including water conservation, low-impact development, and habitat creation and restoration.

From large-scale land management projects to intricate floral interiorscapes, he brings out the natural beauty of plants and healthy ecosystem to create aesthetically pleasing results.

Clients appreciate his adaptive design talent, listening skills, and genuine, fun attitude.

Dennis approaches landscape design with an understanding of ecological functions and aesthetic values of natural systems, and the desire to create self-sustaining systems that benefit both the public and fish/wildlife. He balances his understanding of natural and
urban ecosystems with his best practices training for storm water management, wetland mitigation, site design, and landscape design to meet the unique needs of each project while combining function, aesthetics, and sustainable goals.