about larry

Born and raised in San Jose, California, Larry Hess relocated to Los Angeles in 1987. He received his Bachelor of Arts in French and Linguistics from The University Of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1989.  After working for a few years selling advertising for Interview Magazine, Larry moved over to the entertainment industry and spent 9 years at Sony Pictures International Television.  During this time, and with the ultimate goal of launching his own business, Larry obtained his MBA at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.   In 2000, he left Sony to build the Los Angeles office of a UK-based new media company, Video Networks.

Larry’s true passion, however, was to design landscapes and to better understand plant biology.  As such, in June 2004, he left the entertainment industry to embark on a new career in landscaping.  While initially working under the supervision of experienced and locally-renowned landscapers and garden designers, Larry enrolled in UCLA’s Gardening and Horticulture Certificate program to learn all aspects of garden design, installation and maintenance.

In the Summer of 2005, Larry launched his own company: Garden Design Solutions.  In a short time, the company evolved into a full-scale landscaping operation under a new name: Bloom, Landscaping & Garden Design, Inc.  Larry received his certificate of completion of UCLA’s Gardening and Horticultre program in December 2006 along with valuable knowledge and applicable stills.  Since then, he has grown his customer base, largely on a referral basis and positive word of mouth, to include a long list of discernable clients, covering all spectrums of landscape and hardscape designs - - including, among others, Mediterranean, modern, English and California native.