for-denise-optimizedRobert Littlepage is founder and director of the California School of Garden Design.  For 16 years the School offered in-studio courses in landscape and irrigation design.  Beginning in 2014 the transition to online classes began and consequently (although slowly) a greater selection of classes will soon be available for students – from organic gardening and soils to landscape and irrigation design.  Cooking classes will also be part of the curriculum.

Robert Littlepage began his career as a forester and a licensed landscape contractor and has had his own design practice for over 30 years, creating gardens for clients throughout California and the surrounding states. His designs have been featured in garden design books and won awards at numerous shows. He studied garden design in England in 1994, and obtained his teaching credentials shortly thereafter. Mr. Littlepage previously taught landscape and irrigation design at Sierra College in Rocklin, California and at the Placer Adult School in Auburn, California, but decided to follow his dream of opening his own garden design school.  David Stevens, of David Stevens International has collaborated with Rob to present design classes in the United States.

Mr. Littlepage is a licensed landscape architect in California (#5674) and Louisiana (L-249 – retired)., A Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) and an EPA WaterSense Partner.  Through his landscape architecture practice he offers a full design service for both residential and commercial clients and is certified to conduct landscape irrigation audits throughout California (QWEL #469) determining irrigation efficiency and creating irrigation schedules.

He is author of  “A Field Guide to the Conifers and Shrubs of Placer County, California”, a pocket field guide with over 200 color photographs suited to the week-end naturalist and hiker.  The book is available through or directly from the author.

Rob Littlepage presents an organic gardening and organic “rabble-rousing” radio program on the last Saturday of each month on AM 950 KAHI from 9 – 10:00 AM.  Tune in  for the hour-long program and find out how you can be a greener gardener or designer.