Alford's English Gardens

About Us


Over 20 years of experience


Alford’s English Gardens Inc. is an award winning landscape design and installation firm located in Signal Hill, California. Kathy Alford, along with her staff and crew, have been designing and installing beautiful gardens in the Los Angeles and Orange County area for over 20 years.

As a licensed contractor, Kathy Alford turns designs into reality. Her dedicated supervisors and crew have the experience to bring her vision and yours to the very grounds underneath your feet.


We produce construction documents such as:

  • Irrigation plans

  • Lighting plans

  • Planting Legend

  • Construction Details

Eco-friendly demolition & preparation for your personal garden.

Irrigation, meeting CA standards 29 - 15, custom low water drip irrigation with smart timers

We make custom arbors, gates, fences, swings, etc. to make your garden exactly how you want it.

Custom hardscape, flagstone, pavers, cement, walkways, pillars, walls.

Low voltage mood lighting, (LED & incandescent) with smart timers

Drainage, french drains and collection boxes for water conservation


the designers & process


All of our designers are Certified Horticulturists with the latest training in design and plant materials. One of our priorities is meeting the requirements of creating Low Water Gardens, such as using the WUCOLS tool to direct our plant material choices. The style of the home is taken into consideration when selecting plants and materials. Listed below are just a few examples of types of gardens we design:


Sustainable Gardens

California Native Gardens

Zen & Peaceful Gardens

Family Oriented Gardens

Cottage Gardens

Traditional and Historical Styles

… and of course! English Gardens


the crew


As a licensed contractor, Kathy Alford follows through to turn design into reality. Her supervisors and crew have the experience to bring her vision and yours to fruition. All crew members boast certification in various areas of installation.


California Landscape Contractor C27 #831062

certification & partners


Member of California Contractors Association (CLCA)

Member of Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)

Qualified Pest Control Applicator with the State of California (QAL)

ICPI Certified in installing interlocking pavers.

Certified Horticulturists

Certified Irrigation / Drainage Specialist

Certified Turf Management

Master Gardener

Certified Smart Clock Installers

Bonded and insured.