323 Cambridge, MA 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 Massachusetts designer that’s familiar with the Cambridge, MA 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 
Winchester, MA, 01890
6 miles from Cambridge
Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC is a Boston-based design firm committed to creating lush, balanced landscapes for high-end residential clientele throughout the Northeast.... Read More
Nilsen Landscape Design's approach is to create an inviting outdoor environment. With a focus on customer service, we'll make sure your landscape vision is realized.
Boston, MA, 02127
5 miles from Cambridge
At Nilsen Landscape Design, we are committed to encouraging outdoor living. We believe that access to nature can have a restorative impact on health and well being; and that a... Read More
The Jean Brooks team of 20 includes full time designers, gardeners and builders, with backgrounds as diverse as landscape design, art history, studio art, horticulture and carpentry.
Lexington, MA, 02421
8 miles from Cambridge
Our design always strives to find the perfect balance between the environment and our client's lifestyle. Although unique to every project our style has been described as... Read More
a Blade of Grass (508) 358-4500
Wayland, MA, 01778
14 miles from Cambridge
Featured in such publications as House & Garden and The Boston Globe, a Blade of Grass has earned a reputation for lending a fresh perspective to landscape design. We offer a wide... Read More
vdhdesign (617) 448-9555
Belmont, 02478
6 miles from Cambridge
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Boston, MA, 02113
3 miles from Cambridge
Clients have more options and solid recommendations to improve their property when working with DBLA. David makes the design, permitting, and construction process clear and... Read More
Lexington, MA, 02420
8 miles from Cambridge
Sallie Hill is a registered Landscape Architect with over twenty years experience in the design and construction of distinctive, sustainable, and thoughtful residential,... Read More
Newmarket, NH, 03857
49 miles from Cambridge
Woodburn & Company's goal is the production of thoughtful, innovative designs that reflect a deep respect for the desires of the client balanced with a thorough understanding of... Read More
Elaine M. Johnson (508) 367-3733
Centerville, MA, 02632
50 miles from Cambridge
Practicing landscape designer on Cape Cod for over 24yrs. Extensive experience in project management and scheduling all phases of development. Capable of mitigation with local... Read More
Arlington, MA,
4 miles from Cambridge
We are a Boston based design studio that creates beautiful and functional residential landscapes and gardens that our clients love. Read More
Cambridge, MA, 02139
At Jean Brooks Landscapes, we provide the three most important components to a vital and memorable landscape: a carefully conceived and thoughtful design, a meticulously... Read More
Minglewood Designs (508) 572-2812
Lincoln, MA, 01733
11 miles from Cambridge
Our goal is to create landscapes that bring inspiration, serenity & community to the user. Our passion is creating zen-inspired designs that focus on people, the environment... Read More
Cohasset, MA, 02025
18 miles from Cambridge
Amy Martin Landscape Design offers a highly imaginative approach to creating stunning outdoor living spaces. Through Amy's unique process of understanding your style and goals,... Read More
Lincoln, MA, 01773
12 miles from Cambridge
SegoDesign creates beautiful, dynamic, and inspiring landscapes. Our designs delight, feed, and elevate. Our passion is beautiful, robustly working gardens that feed their... Read More
Ream Design, LLC (978) 433-5800
Littleton, MA, 01460
23 miles from Cambridge
Ream Design, LLC provides comprehensive landscape design, construction & horticultural solutions for discerning residential clients. Our gardens evoke the senses and engage the... 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 Cambridge, MA house. From there he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your landscape construction, based on individual needs, the Cambridge, MA 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 Cambridge, MA 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 Massachusetts 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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