About Us

Our Family Business

Founded over 35 years ago by David Manlove, Indian Rock Landscapes is comprised of a team of individuals with many skills.

David began as an apprentice with several different landscape and construction design/build firms, and quickly realized that building gardens was the best of all worlds; the convergence of designing, building, plants and people. He knew then that he wanted to have his own business in the landscape industry. David continues to expand his knowledge through courses in landscape architecture, horticulture, and irrigation conservation.

In 2014, David’s son, Ben, joined the creative IRL design team. He enjoys building landscapes on his computer before perfecting them in the real world.

With a collective experience of over 40 years, the installation crew has a wide range of skills. Whether working with plants, wood, stone, or steel, they competently shape these mediums into beautiful spaces, while at the same time respecting you and your neighbor’s property.

In addition to a talented crew, IRL also has the ability to build custom features in their shop such as gates, handrails, and garden lights.


Accolades & Memberships


Thank you for the good work on the deck. Your crew is kind and very competent and  I appreciate that they clean up so very well. You run a tight ship.

Elizabeth F. (Berkeley)

David and his team at Indian Rock have done three projects for me, ranging in size from small to very large. The work has included building several hundred feet of dry stack walls, other retaining walls, hundreds of feet of redwood fencing, complicated gates, and flagstone and other paths, as well as some planting, replacement of soil, irrigation, and placement of aesthetic boulders and small rocks. 

~ Joel S. (Oakland)

David and crew were professional and easy to work with. Timely communication regarding schedule and progress. Excellent design for a challenging space using drought-tolerant plants. Definitely improved the curb appeal of the house while staying within budget. 

~ Eve C. (Berkeley)

What an amazing job they did on our deck. it turned out way better, than we anticipated. The crew worked so hard and cleaned up and left our yard clean and usable every day.

We swam and used our pool the entire time they were working. and they finished before we anticipated. Beautiful work. Doubled the size of our usable yard.

Thank you David and crew!

~ Stan P. (Lafaeytte)

This company is above and beyond what you can imagine for design ideas,knowledge of ALL types of work: landscape, ironwork,electric,painting,rock design, architectural originality. I cannot stress highly enough how pleased we were with having them totally transform our 70's backyard into a modern mecca, with our gazebo being re-imagined and rebuilt, a gorgeous "wave design" (David Manlove's artistic concept,)and the idea to apply metal sheathing to some old cinder block walls all around the garden. You NEED this company!

~ Patti J. (Lafaeytte)

I've been extremely satisfied with all the work that David and his crew from Indian Rock Landscapes have done...Their work for me has involved a full range of design and construction--landscaping, creative stone work and drainage, concrete and foundation work, a variety of carpentry projects (from decks to framing), turning a dilapidated "shed" into a beautiful guest room, installing windows and doors, fabricating handrails...I could go on. They keep to a schedule, arrive when they say they'll be there, and communicate in a timely way. They're very attentive to environmental concerns and conscientious about clean-up. Friends and neighbors admire their artistry. I recommend them highly.

~ Jean W. (Berkeley)

We absolutely recommend Indian Rock Landscapes. We had a general idea for how we wanted to redo our backyard but David was able to bring it to fruition and think of all the practical issues while keeping true to our vision. He is an excellent listener and creative and was a pleasure to work with.

~ Cliff R. (Oakland)

take the next step to your new garden!

5327 Jacuzzi Street Suite 4R
Richmond, CA 94804

license:629012, B-C27

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