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Expanding Horizons

About Our Company: Located in Vista CA, Expanding Horizons has emerged as San Diego County's premier designer and builder of Residential Gardens, Water Gardens and Botanical Parks. Founded in 1978 by Bryan Morse, our company has excelled in the Art of creating Natural Form Landscapes.

Bryan Morse is an Environmental Artist-Contractor with over thirty years experience in custom landscape design and construction. Morse's projects have been featured in numerous articles in Magazines and Newspapers, on H.G.T.V. and on the Spring Tour of the San Diego Chapter of the Landscape Architects Association.

Bryan grew up in Rome Italy. He spent his youth studying the history, culture and the architecture of the towns and countryside that surrounded him. Strongly rooted in his Italian traditions, Morse has brought this depth and insight to the projects that he creates

Passion for Botanical Gardens: Bryan Morse is the chief visionary, the President and CEO of Alta Vista Gardens. Morse (and his associates) have recently completed the Design for the new Children’s Garden &  in 2005 designed the  Master Plan for Alta Vista Gardens which is a young Botanical Garden under development in Vista, CA.

He is also the designer and builder of Pikake Gardens, which is a world class privately owned Botanical Garden located on twelve acres in Valley Center, CA.

Our Services

  • Consultations: Due to his extreme breadth of knowledge and expertise, as well as his talent to implement creative & artistic solutions, Bryan Morse has traveled to the points of the Globe and consulted on all manner of projects including Natural Swimming Pool design and construction in Thailand, Hawaii and South America. Bryan is available for consultation work and is willing to travel to help you create the outdoor space of your dreams.
  • Site Planning & Design: More than a design, it is an art to create the flow and harmony your outdoor spaces deserve. We believe that the garden is an extension of your living space and in creating your outdoor environment, we strive to Expand the Horizons of your home. Example of an Unique Estate Project
  • Construction:The Artisans of Expanding Horizons are highly trained professionals. We specialize in molding natural materials into outdoor rooms through the installation of the following:


    At Expanding Horizons we take sustainable construction very seriously. We strive to take an ecological approach to all phases of landscape design and construction. Find Out More

Art in the Garden

Water Conservation

  • Tired of wasting Water? Expanding Horizons can offer you a wide variety of water wise options through smart solutions for water conservation.
  • Water Saving Irrigation Design and installation; we utilize Smart Timers connected to mini-weather stations and/or connected to weather satellites; Precision irrigation nozzles; Low Volume irrigation retrofits(drip irrigation); Rainwater Harvesting (collect & store rainwater for irrigation) plus intelligent  Drainage & Electrical installations
  • Water Wise Planting: Carefully selected plant pallets that save water and create a lush and cooling feel
  • Green Roofs: Our company has been installing Green Roofs for years
  • Land Forming: Reshape the contours of your Garden
  • Plant Selection: We utilize an In-house Database of thousands of plants suitable for a Southern California Landscape from Tropicals to Desert and from Mediterranean to Alpine.

Swimming Pools & Spas

Water in The Garden

Garden Structures

  • Garden Structures: From Patio Covers to Palapas and Gazebos.
  • Outdoor Kitchens have always been extremely popular and with time have become increasingly sophisticated and complex
  • Concrete Counter Tops: Thick Stone Slabs replicated by us
  • Pizza Ovens & Outdoor Fireplaces: More people are adding these features to their outdoor kitchens and Gardens
  • Bridges: Garden Bridges connect disparate elements of a garden that otherwise would remain disjointed
  • Natural Rock: Garden Walls, bridges & Structures
  • Flagstone & Artistic Flagstone: Patios & Walks with inlaid tile, brick or pebble work
  • Arches & Domes: The use of Arches & Domes in architecture is almost as ancient as man. They have incredible power and make a very strong statement in any setting. In our work, arches have been used extensively. For arches in Italy see also Antiquity Replication
  • Antiquity Replication: Having lived for twelve years in Italy & Greece, Morse has a very strong background in ancient Roman & Greek history and culture. He has extensively photographed and studied their architecture and architectural details  with an eye to replicating them in his projects

Graphic Arts & Web Site Construction: This site (as well as many others) was designed and built by Bryan Morse. 2011© All rights reserved. My services as a Graphic Artist are available.

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 "Bryan is one of the most talented people we have ever found," says Clyde Childress (the owner of Pikake Gardens). "He is an artist and a contractor. He made our dream a reality."

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Contact Information: Expanding Horizons 993C South Santa Fe Ave Suite 34 Vista, CA 92083

Call (760) 505-7900 or E-mail bryan@expandinghorizons.biz

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