Green Poppy Gardens

Founded in 2000, Green Poppy Gardens is comprised of Kasaia Luckel (right), and Gael Higgins (left). We specialize in unique, drought-tolerant plant combinations well suited to the Bay Area climate and specific site conditions, and natural drainage patterns. Gardens designed by GPG require little water; most are irrigated once or twice a month during the summer. Our collective 30 years of experience designing, installing and maintaining gardens enable us help you realize the garden you envision. Green Poppy Gardens has a variety of contractors we regularly partner with as needed to build decks, walls, fences, and other landscape structures. 

M. Kasaia Luckel

Kasaia Luckel is the founder and full proprietor of Green Poppy Gardens. Her masters degree in Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley, work in the public sector for both California State Parks and the California Department of Transportation, and fifteen years of experience running Green Poppy Gardens have given her extensive experience with the local Bay Area landscape. Her passion for water conservation lead her to complete training in Bay Friendly Gardening and greywater system installation. She consults on these topics and has been featured on garden tours and in workshops for Bay Friendly Gardens. Kasaia is passionate about using plants well suited to their particular site conditions to create aesthetic, low-maintenance gardens with ecological value and environmental function.

A Bay Area native, she has a deep connection to the local environment, and has a lifetime of study informing her familiarity. She is excited about contributing her diverse skill set and design expertise to each unique and particular setting.


Master of Landscape Architecture,  UC Berkeley, 2014

Bachelor of Art, UT Austin, 1999


Certificate in Landscape Architecture, Harvard University, Summer 2010

Greywater Action trainers course, 2010

Bay Friendly Qualified Landscaper, 2009