378 Bethesda, MD Landscape Architects and Designers

Professional landscaping anchors a house to the site, connects it with the environment and creates a welcoming entrance to a home. Garden designers and landscape architects design with living plants and building materials, and they always keep in mind future growth, maintenance and overall visual appeal. Landscape architecture is very regional, so look for a Maryland landscape designer that’s familiar with the Bethesda, MD climate and plant types that do well there. Start here to learn more about the landscaping services that will help you create your dream garden. More 
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Cathy Carr, APLD (240) 381-8425
Silver Spring, MD, 20910
4 miles from Bethesda
Cathy Carr, APLD, president and principal designer of GreenHeart, LLC, collaborates with homeowners, architects and builders to create memorable gardens that enrich people’s lives... Read More
Cathy Carr, APLD (240) 381-8425
My clients enjoy the beauty and comfort of their outdoor spaces every day, in every season.
McLean VA 22101, VA, 22101
6 miles from Bethesda
Contemporary and Classic Landscape Architecture Katia Goffin Gardens aims to design brilliant harmonious outdoor spaces. A small boutique design and management practice with a... Read More
Through the decades, clients like you have enjoyed our excellent workmanship, superior service and quality products. We create gardens for living and offer service for life.
Haymarket, VA, 20169
31 miles from Bethesda
Since 1999, Land & Water Design has been working together with homeowners to develop truly unique and distinctive outdoor living spaces. We provide planning and design services... Read More
Providing a fresh, original approach. Customer service and attention to detail result in successful gardens for their clients.
McLean, VA, 22102
7 miles from Bethesda
You've got a ton of personality. Does your yard? We take the time to learn the story of how you and your loved ones will live in your new outdoor space, and then we weave that... Read More
We believe that construction should be built to last. We also believe in the timelessness and beauty of natural stone. This is our passion, so we make it the standard in all of our projects.
Washington, DC, 20003
10 miles from Bethesda
Moody Landscape Architecture is a design office located in Washington DC focused on landscape architecture, garden design, and ecological planning for private and public clients. ... Read More
American Plant (301) 762-6301
Knowledgeable and creative landscape designers with expertise in everything from landscape architecture and LEED practices, to designing rain and conservation gardens.
Sterling, VA, 20166
20 miles from Bethesda
Surrounds Landscape Architecture + Construction is a high-end design/build firm comprised of Registered Landscape Architects, skilled craftsmen, and experienced landscape crewmen... Read More
Clinton & Associates is a world-class landscape architecture firm designing inspired customized contemporary gardens and landscapes for people to use and enjoy.
GardenWise (703) 243-5982
Arlington, VA, 22207
6 miles from Bethesda
At GardenWise, our design work reflects our respect for the innate beauty of the environment combined with our clients’ needs. We balance natural elements of stone, plants, and... Read More
McHale Landscape Design, Inc. is a residential landscape architecture design/build firm dedicated to the development of extraordinary residential gardens and properties.
Bealeton, VA, 22712
47 miles from Bethesda
In our firm the designer and the principal are the same. The company and the individual you deal with directly are the same. The advantage is consistent translation of your ideas... Read More
We are a full service landscape design and build company in Upper Marlboro, MD. The owners of the company are brothers.
Arlington, VA, 22204
9 miles from Bethesda
Over the past 27 years Scott Brinitzer Design Associates has developed a Landscape and Garden Design Practice that specializes in creating elegant, sophisticated, gardens that... Read More
We are an award winning company that designs, builds, installs & maintains outdoor spaces that let homeowners & their families enjoy them to the fullest. Arbors, decks, fireplaces & much more!
Washington, DC, 20001
7 miles from Bethesda
Molly Scott Exteriors is a boutique landscape architecture firm that provides full service design to our clients. We strive to create meaningful spaces that speak not only to our... Read More
Magee Design (540) 687-5331
Middleburg, VA, 20117
33 miles from Bethesda
One of Washington DC's most experienced and recognized landscape designers in the use of native plants in the landscape. Custom residential or commercial design & install. Read More
Hyattsville, MD, 20781
10 miles from Bethesda
Clinton & Associates is a world-class landscape architecture firm designing inspired customized contemporary gardens and landscapes for people to use and enjoy. Our reach... Read More
Haymarket VA, VA, 20169
31 miles from Bethesda
Advantage Landscaping is a full service company. We are a design build firm. Advantage Landscaping was founded in 2000. From 2000 to 2013 we have grown from a small landscape... Read More
American Plant (301) 762-6301
Bethesda, MD, 20817
Leader in natural and organic gardening. From tilling newly created beds with compost to using natural products to grow healthy plants or for pest management, we always try to "go... Read More
Washington DC, DC, 20015
3 miles from Bethesda
Sustainable landscape design and installation which include stormwater management and drainage solutions, hardscaping, native plant landscapes, and Chesapeake Bay friendly designs. Read More
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What is a landscape architect?


The work of this outdoor professional includes most everything surrounding a home's exterior. A landscaping architect can even work with the home architect to choose the right spot for your Bethesda, MD house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the Bethesda, MD climate and activities that will take place, as well as layouts and planting plans. Landscape architects will also design any structures or outbuildings that will be added to the space. Any grading changes that will be added to the yard are also the responsibility of the architect. This includes any drainage modifications. An engineer can also be responsible for these tasks, but a licensed professional is fully capable. Like building architects, they will produce preliminary concept drawings, as well as detailed construction documents and planting plans. Three-dimensional renderings and illustrative plans are all supplementary.

What is a landscape designer?


A landscaping designer generally will have ecological, aesthetic and technical training, which helps them maximize the potential of your outdoor space. Keeping in mind both style and functionality, garden designers analyze your architecture and yard to produce a plan that may or may not include location and materials for walkways, patios, water features, fences, garden aspects and more. In addition, a Bethesda, MD garden designer will carefully assess your geographic region to choose plants, trees and flowers that will flourish naturally, as well as address concerns such as drainage, screening and soil conditions. Certain landscape designers only help with the planning portion, while some may deliver the plans and then oversee a hired landscaping contractor. Others — typically following a design-build approach — take care of both the design and all aspects of the landscape architecture and construction.

Before you hire a Maryland professional landscaper, consider the scope and emphasis of your outdoor project. Landscape architects, who typically hold advanced degrees in their field, are trained to develop comprehensive structural plans that include plants, hardscaping, water use, drainage and more. Landscape designers typically specialize in the aesthetic and horticultural, rather than structural, side of yard and garden planning. They might or might not have advanced training. Even within their fields, a garden designer may specialize in hardscape- or vegetation-focused designs. In some cases you might need to hire additional help to get the outdoor space you want. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of landscape architects & landscape designers: Landscape Contractors, Garden & Landscape Supplies, Tree Services, Lawn & Sprinklers, Decks, Patios & Outdoor Enclosures.

Questions to ask prospective landscapers:


  • Can you provide me with references?
  • How long have you been in the business?
  • What is your certification?
  • Do you have liability insurance?
  • How much do you charge, and what does that include?
  • What regions and climates are you skilled in?
  • Can you accommodate my special requests (such as ADA or LEED)?
  • What types of renderings will you produce?
  • What is your experience with similar projects?
  • When can you complete this project?
  • What do your services include?
  • Who will be working on the project design?
  • What happens when costs exceed budget, whether due to materials or labor pricing changes? What about changes made by the client or by the professionals — what kinds of situations would cause those costs to be incurred?
  • Can you provide me with a written estimate?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any important considerations or concerns that you know of or that might come up in the future with this project?

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