269 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 architects work with living plants as well as building materials, so they are designing for future growth and maintenance as well as the present. Landscape architecture is also very regional, so you want to find a Maryland designer that’s familiar with the Bethesda, MD climate and plants that do well there. Start here to find out more about hiring a landscape designer to help with your landscape construction. More 
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
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!
Cathy Carr, APLD (240) 381-8425
Silver Spring, MD, 20910
4 miles from Bethesda
Homeowners in the DC area who appreciate beauty, function, and the space where those two qualities meet: take note! My clients enjoy the beauty and comfort of their outdoor... Read More
Since 1999, we have worked with homeowners to develop truly unique and distinctive outdoor living spaces. We specialize in upscale poolscapes, hardscapes and landscapes.
Pristine Acres (703) 431-5059
Gainesville, VA, 20155
31 miles from Bethesda
Pristine Acres is committed to offering the highest-quality, most professional landscape design/installation services with the best customer service in the Washington DC Metro. As... 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
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
Cathy Carr, APLD (240) 381-8425
My clients enjoy the beauty and comfort of their outdoor spaces every day, in every season.
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 are a full service landscape design and build company in Upper Marlboro, MD. The owners of the company are brothers.
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
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
GardenWise (703) 243-5982
Arlington, VA, 22207
6 miles from Bethesda
Residential landscape design specializing in creating custom, unique residential gardens of all scales from Loft Roof Terraces to Estate Master Planning. 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
Dulles South (just south of Dulles airpo, VA, 20105
28 miles from Bethesda
Holloway Company Inc. specializes in outdoor living projects. We provide complete design build services for our residential clients including all permits & HOA submissions. Our... Read 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
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
Earth Graphics (571) 235-5647
chantilly, VA, 20151
20 miles from Bethesda
Earth Graphics is the premier landscape design company of Northern Virginia. With the combination of our mobile design studio, creative design group and state of the art... Read More
Takoma Park, MD, 20912
6 miles from Bethesda
Carex designs private gardens with sensitivity to the life of the client and the character of the site. With 28 years of experience building gardens and a lifetime as a gardener,... Read More
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What Is a Landscape Architect?


The work of this professional can pretty much be summarized to include everything that is not related to the house structure itself. The landscape architect can even work with the architect to choose the right spot for your Bethesda, MD house. From there he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your landscape construction, based on individual needs, the Bethesda, MD climate and the activities that will be performed in the yard, as well as designs and planting plans. They will also design any structures or outbuildings that will be added to the landscape. Any grading changes that will be added to the landscape are also the responsibility of the landscape 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?


Landscape designers generally have ecological, aesthetic and technical training, which helps them maximize the potential of your outdoor space. Keeping in mind both style and functionality, landscape 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 landscape planning, some may deliver the plans and then oversee a hired landscape contractor, and others — typically following a design-build approach — take care of both the design and all aspects of the landscape construction.

Before you hire a Maryland landscape professional, consider the scope and emphasis of your landscape architecture 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.

Questions to ask a prospective landscape architect or designer:


  • 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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