Loring Design Review

"Apply organic mulch as a groundcover to replenish the soil. It is key to retaining moisture and promoting sustainability."

- Gabriel

Gabriel Peper of Loring Design smiles in a garden

Site Sensitive Designer Fulfills Clients' Landscape Dreams

By Mara Schoner

NAMEGabriel Peper
PHONE NUMBER(310) 770-8114
SERVICES PROVIDEDLandscape Design, Decks & Patios, Hardscape, Drought Tolerant Landscaping, Fences & Gates, Fountains, Planters, Ponds & Water Features, Turf Removal, Sustainable, Fruit Trees, Edible Gardens, Eco-Friendly, Berms & Swales, Landscape Architecture, Native Gardens, Outdoor Fireplaces, Fire Pits, Decomposed Granite, Landscape Construction, Permeable Paving, Healthy, Exterior, Non-toxic
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7 User Reviews
  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Quality of Work
  • Customer Service
  • Value for Price

F. Kim

Beverly Glen - November 16, 2020

Gabriel was truly a godsend when we were in search of a talented and special person to create our landscaping and garden design.

We had in mind an outdoor cooking area, a gazebo, dwarf fruit trees, nice touches, and everything in between. He worked with our vision and within our budget to design our garden, front, and backyard into the perfect image.
The outcome was precisely what we were looking for.

Gabriel knows the garden very well and all aspects of what was necessary to achieve our dream. He is extremely hard-working, reliable, conscientious, and conscious about the ecosystem and the products we are using with environmental safety in mind.

He is versatile, continues to help upkeep our plants, and no task seems beyond his skill set. He is creative and thinks outside the box.

Gabriel is a professional at work; and aside from being a perfectionist, Gabriel is a kind and gentle spirit. My husband and I wholeheartedly recommend him.

Thomas G Hamlin

Hollywood Hills - September 29, 2020

Gabriel is dependable, creative and always fair. He has the ability to make the proper decisions on the job when needed without any hand holding. I trust him completely and he will get the job done.

Heather Anderson

Hollywood Hills - December 16, 2015

Gabriel designed our landscape including: a deck, a fire pit, all the drought tolerant plants and a drip irrigation system. My yard is beautiful! Amazing! He started in December 2011 and still works on things here and there as needed. We like working with him so much that we come up with new projects for him to do. There are always more areas to work on. He is very much a collaborative designer. I am a designer, too, so I want to be involved. He brings samples of materials and varieties of plants to show us. He brings pictures and a notebook of ideas. Gabriel’s pricing is beyond fair. For the quality of his work, I feel he undercharges and gives way more of his time and attention than he invoices for. He's such an authentic craftsman. He is really committed to the quality as opposed to "this is what you paid for and this is what you get." If you have a tight timeline, it is important to be upfront about it; he will organize the project around that. For us, budget is the priority, so if it took a little longer, that’s ok. Gabriel is a landscape doctor on call! He has checked on the plants when we’re out of town. He is super diligent and he really knows what he is doing.


Santa Monica - November 25, 2015

Gabriel originally worked for another designer on our property. He was her right-hand man. Throughout the project he was the point person. We liked him so much that we hired him for other projects. His love is landscape and he is really good at it. He picked out all the trees, placed them beautifully and got people to take care of them. He didn’t plant anything that is thirsty, just a little lawn. And for that he installed drip irrigation so there is minimal use of sprinklers. This was a few years ago so he was ahead of the curve. Gabriel is very thorough and cautious and always sensitive to what your desire is for the project. At our house he designed the patio, our balcony, the brickwork, and was responsible for finding the contractors, who were all amazing. He always monitored anyone who came to our house and made sure they cleaned up after themselves. He even found a leak that we had not been able to find for years. The guy is so good! The list goes on! Now anything that goes on with our house, from design work to any type of repair, I call him. He is very capable and knowledgeable.

John Mendoza

Newport Beach - November 23, 2015

Gabriel did a few projects for my company, Tropical Vibe. He worked in Palm Springs as well as on a couple of projects in LA. I am a landscape designer, own a nursery and do landscape construction. We were really busy and needed an additional designer. I met Gabriel through another project for which he was the landscape designer. I liked his work and asked him to work on a couple of projects. He played a design role and was involved in helping our crews. Gabriel was great in terms of punctuality at meetings with clients and he was reliable with me and my company. He was also punctual in meeting deadlines for drawings. He was available whenever we needed to reach him. I definitely recommend him. He mostly focuses on working in LA otherwise we would give him more work in Orange County!

Carolee Goldfarb

Hollywood Hills - November 23, 2015

Gabriel did the landscaping for us on a rental property. There wasn't too much of a lawn, and we wanted something that looked pretty. He gave us a bunch of ideas and they were good. He used drought tolerant plants. We have known him for a long time as a friend. We own a construction company and some of our clients have hired Gabriel to do landscaping and they like him a lot. Gabriel can do maintenance for his gardens as well. It really didn't take him very long to do the project. He is very good with budgets. I think his pricing is very fair; he might even undercut himself a bit. The quality of his work is gorgeous!


Hancock Park - November 20, 2015

When Gabriel started working on our property it was in terrible disarray and we had quite a lot to do: the front and back yards, a new wall, a pool. The landscaping was very raggedy with no serviceable hardscape. Except for a large Brazilian Pepper tree and some Queen Palms, we started fresh with the entire property. Gabriel devoted enormous time and energy to our project. He paid great attention to detail and really listened to our ideas. Gabriel brings so much to the table. He is tireless in his research. I read an article about prehistoric plants, Cycads, and Gabriel researched them and found the right people to talk to. Our garden doesn’t have a single predominant theme so Gabriel had to cover a lot of ground in terms of care and maintenance for each type of plant. We also did a huge amount of hardscape including re-pouring the driveway and the sidewalk. He went to exhaustive lengths to match the color and the marks of the 90-year old concrete sidewalk. Gabriel offers incredible value for what we pay him. He goes the extra mile to find competitive pricing from wholesalers and negotiates with them. His billing is fair to a fault. He devotes an enormous amount of time to his projects, but he is discerning about what he bills for. It would be hard to find someone more honest and forthright than Gabriel. He is a lovely guy. I would recommend him without hesitation.

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