Sara A. Meier aka 
Green Thumb SAM

Sara is a freelance landscape and garden designer who helps homeowners create a road map for their landscape that they can implement or give to a qualified landscape contractor to install. 


Sara has been professionally designing since 2001. She has helped countless clients create outdoor living spaces as a Certified Professional Horticulturist. Fifteen years working in a retail garden center, most notably as a plant buyer, gave her the hands on experience to solve any problem with plants. She has worked as an estate gardener for a private Japanese Garden. Her drawings have been featured in the textbook 'Plan Graphics for the Landscape Designer' by Tony Bertauski. 

Upon relocating to Boise she has been helping clients figure out what plants they have and how to take care of them in addition to creating beautiful hand drawn Master Plans. 

She also keeps busy teaching courses in site study and landscape design for the Idaho Botanical Garden. 


Sara is most concerned with best practices, continued education and creating gardens that are suited to the Intermountain West by using regionally appropriate plants. She enjoys gardening, hiking and camping with her husband and two children. Her grandfather, an avid gardener gave her the nickname SAM and it stuck!

© 2021 Green Thumb SAM

Landscape Design and Consultation

Boise, Idaho

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