82 Carmel, CA 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 California landscape designer that’s familiar with the Carmel, CA 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 
Gilroy, CA, 95020
41 miles from Carmel
Landscape Architecture firm, specializing in Northern California drought tolerant landscapes for residential and commercial projects of all sizes. Read More
JVL Designs (415) 244-9902
John and his team bring years of experience and a broad array of skills to each project they undertake — from the most refined interior design work to expansive landscape design projects.
Carmel, CA, 93923
Professional Landscape Designer/ Irrigation Designer/ Landscape Architecture Creating enduring and sustainable outdoor living spaces for residential and commercial properties Read More
Landscape Architecture firm, specializing in Northern California drought tolerant landscapes for residential and commercial projects of all sizes.
Ben Lomond, CA, 95005
46 miles from Carmel
Landscape Architecture Design and Construction Read More
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
43 miles from Carmel
I am a landscape designer living in Santa Cruz, California. I have been designing residential gardens and exterior spaces throughout the Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco... Read More
Boulder Creek, CA, 95006
50 miles from Carmel
Rhadiante Van de Voorde's award winning work has been showcased at the 2001, 2002, and 2003 San Francisco Flower and Garden shows. In 2006, she was the recipient of the Masters of... Read More
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
43 miles from Carmel
Wildflower Landscape Design was created to provide clients with thriving California gardens. At Wildflower we believe that beautiful gardens begin with good design and appropriate... Read More
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
43 miles from Carmel
I specialize in designing landscapes that make the most of our wonderful California climate and lifestyle. This means working with my clients to create outdoor environments... Read More
Terra Bella (831) 277-1544
Monterey, CA, 93940
8 miles from Carmel
It is the mission of Terra Bella to transform residential and commercial properties into desirable outdoor living spaces by creating personalized, environmentally-healthy,... Read More
Corralitos, CA, 95076
32 miles from Carmel
Custom Residential Garden Design and Landscape Planning Read More
Thomas Scherer Associates (831) 688-8913
Aptos, CA, 95003
36 miles from Carmel
Landscape Architecture thomasschererassociates.com Read More
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
43 miles from Carmel
residential landscape design Read More
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
43 miles from Carmel
Providing landscape architecture, design, and project management services to the Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years Michael Rosenberg Landscape... Read More
Brum Design (408) 685-8630
San Martin, 95046
45 miles from Carmel
Brum Design is a Certified Landscape Design Firm offering custom residential outdoor experiences. We take a collaborative approach with our clients by listening to your ideas... Read More
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
43 miles from Carmel
As landscape architects in Santa Cruz for over twenty years, we strive to create sustainable landscapes that perpetuate environmental consciousness, emphasize the unique... Read More
BestEST Landscapes (831) 332-9669
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
43 miles from Carmel
With an increasing need to conserve resources, one of them being water, I pay special attention to sustainable landscape design with emphasis on both beauty and practicality. A... 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 Carmel, CA house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the Carmel, CA 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 Carmel, CA 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 California 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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