About Us

Family Tree & Garden is owned and operated by Santa Barbara landscape designer and Certified Arborist, Bonnie Barabas and her husband and Certified Arborist, Dan Figlo.

Family Tree & Garden is a licensed & bonded California Landscape Contractor: C-27 #1116904, and ISA Certified Arborist: WE-10637A

Bonnie brings over 25 years of experience in design and business to Family Tree and Garden.  “We take pride in providing our clients with landscapes that are beautiful, useful, and sustainable, as well as within their budget.”

Fruit tree care is a serious passion at Family Tree & Garden.  Bonnie built the fruit tree care business (formerly Head Start Tree Training) with Bill Spiewak, Registered Consulting Arborist, and in 2015 purchased the business. Their staff provides a specialized and low cost service that cares for trees and helps them to obtain the benefits for which they were planted.

Crew members are a trained group of individuals with a passion for horticulture.  Most are students from Santa Barbara City College that have proven their ability and desire to make a difference.  In addition to tree care, we also bring a wealth of landscape installation services.

“I love great design inspired by nature- texture, extreme colors of the sky at dawn and sunset, an aged beauty that improves with time, and the unexpected!”   – Bonnie Barabas