41 Charlottesville, VA 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 Virginia landscape designer that’s familiar with the Charlottesville, VA 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 
Bealeton, VA, 22712
50 miles from Charlottesville
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
Richmond, VA, 23235
50 miles from Charlottesville
Tim Krueger is an in-house landscape designer with The Landscape Department at Sneed's. Sneed's is a design/build company specializing in the creation and implementation of... Read More
Greensward LLC (540) 257-1329
Culpeper, VA, 22701
43 miles from Charlottesville
Greensward LLC creates outdoor living spaces for discerning clients in Northern and Piedmont Virginia. A licensed Landscape Architect develops designs and plans for our clients... Read More
Montpelier Station, VA, 22957
22 miles from Charlottesville
For a Garden as Pleasing to Nature as to the Eye Read More
McKEE CARSON (434) 979-7522
Charlottesville, VA, 22902
McKee Carson is an innovative, award winning landscape architecture, civil engineering, and land planning firm founded in 1978 by Robert B. McKee, located in Charlottesville,... Read More
Powhatan, VA, 23139
47 miles from Charlottesville
Stone Earth & Water is a full service landscaping company. We provide the highest quality products and most skilled support staff to ensure your property always looks its best. ... Read More
Grounded (434) 249-7779
Esmont, VA, 22937
17 miles from Charlottesville
Grounded Design, LLC is a landscape architecture and design firm based in Charlottesville, Virginia. We provide personalized client support and drawings to effectively guide your... Read More
Richmond, VA, 23233
50 miles from Charlottesville
Trellis & Vine creates landscapes and outdoor rooms for redidential clients in Charlottesville, Richmond, Williamsburg and Washington, D.C. Designs are based on the unique... Read More
Waterstreet Studio (434) 295-8177
Charlottesville, VA, 22902
Water Street Studio is a multi-disciplinary environmental design firm that provides landscape architecture, civil engineering and master planning services to both public and... Read More
Richmond, VA, 23233
50 miles from Charlottesville
Landscape Design, Consulting, Project Management Read More
Ivy, VA, 22945
7 miles from Charlottesville
Since 1984, Watkins & Company, one of the most experienced landscape contractors in the Charlottesville area, has delivered quality, value, and high level service to residential... Read More
Warrenton, VA, 20187
50 miles from Charlottesville
Since 2008, Stonewall has delivered professional and beautiful landscaping and excavation services throughout Northern Virginia. Starting with just a single truck and mower,... Read More
From Seed Design (434) 825-1194
Earlysville, VA, 22936
9 miles from Charlottesville
From Seed Design was founded in 2008 as a landscape and graphic design firm providing both design and horticultural services to clients in the Central and Northern Virginia areas. Read More
Liriodendron (434) 923-0365
Keswick, VA, 22947
8 miles from Charlottesville
Established in 2004, Liriodendron provides professional landscape consultation and design services, specializing in comfortable and efficient site design endowed with native... Read More
Palmyra, VA, 22963
13 miles from Charlottesville
Whatever your landscaping needs, ARM-STRONG LANDSCAPING LTD. can help! Our professional staff provides complete landscaping services to commercial or residential properties. From... 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 Charlottesville, VA house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the Charlottesville, VA 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 Charlottesville, VA 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 Virginia 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?

Find a landscape architect on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Charlottesville, VA landscape architects and designers. You can also look through Charlottesville, VA photos to find a space you like, then contact the professional who posted the photo. You can find more landscape architects & landscape designers in Lake Monticello, Hollymead, Crozet, Ruckersville and Ivy.
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