Designing beautiful, serene, functional landscapes that inspire and delight you.


Leigh Benner is the owner and principal designer for Dancing Leaf Designs.  She has designed many gardens from patio homes to hillside estates.  She believes that the best gardens are born from the collaboration between an inspired homeowner and a professional designer.

Dancing Leaf Designs has been in business since 2007.  We Specialize in residential landscapes; and design to create living spaces in the outdoors.  Whether you want formal or casual,  have a large space or a cozy one, our goal is to create a space that is appealing and perfectly suited for you.  With today’s water and regional issues, we emphasize selecting plants that are water-wise and sustainable to produce eco-friendly landscapes that allow your property to fit your lifestyle.

Owner: Leigh Benner


Member of APLD (Association of Professional Landscape Designers)



- Merritt College

Landscape  Designer/Horticulture certificate

- Univ California at Santa Barbara

BS in Mathematical Science 


Qualified Water Efficient                 Leigh Benner is EPA

                 Landscaper (QWEL)                           WaterSensePartner                  


Diablo Firesafe Certificate

Low irrigation design

Lighting design



            Scenic views              

the Beach

Majestic trees

Patterns in Nature


Quiet spaces

     the Wind