38 Colwood, BC 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 British Columbia designer that’s familiar with the Colwood, BC 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 
Oak Harbor, WA, US 98277
40 miles from Colwood
Root Design & Landscape providing landscape design and services for homeowners and others with discerning taste. Educated in project management, interior and exterior design,... Read More 
Victoria, BC, CA V8L 2R1
6 miles from Colwood
Award Winning Design/Build Landscape Professionals. Providing full landscape service for Victoria and the Saanich Peninsula offering our clients the best in design, quality and... Read More 
Victoria, BC, CA V8W 1S5
6 miles from Colwood
Duane Ensing - LANDSCAPE SOLUTIONS is a full service design/build firm based in Victoria, British Columbia, serving greater Vancouver Island and some portions of the Mainland. ... Read More 
Surrey, BC, CA V3S 2X5
50 miles from Colwood
Pacifica is a Vancouver area, award winning landscape architectural design firm that specializes in dramatic outdoor living spaces! They are dedicated to providing a high standard... Read More 
Port Townsend, WA, US 98368
40 miles from Colwood
Our focus is the design of contemporary gardens for individuals and families who seek exceptional and affordable garden design. Our projects are located in the Seattle area and -... Read More 
Victoria, BC, CA V9A 7L9
6 miles from Colwood
Comprehensive Design solutions for your Exterior, Landscapes and Environments. Space Planning and Interior Design for residential, office or commercial application. Read More 
Bow, WA, US 98232
50 miles from Colwood
The Philbin Group Landscape Architecture proudly serves Bellingham to Seattle and everywhere in between, providing extensive, professional, full-service landscape architecture and... Read More 
Bellingham, WA, US 98225
50 miles from Colwood
Cascade Design Group has been offering creative landscape design solutions in Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties since 1989. As design consultants, we focus on providing... Read More 
Surrey, BC, CA V3S3K9
50 miles from Colwood
Westland Design is a landscape design, construction, and maintenance company. We are located in South Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. We provide Westcoast style landscape with... Read More 
Island Gardens Company (360) 378-5161
Friday Harbor, WA, US 98250
20 miles from Colwood
A recognized steward of island landscapes, Island Gardens Company has been in continuous operation since 1979, providing skilled and sensitive design, installation and maintenance... Read More 
Victoria, BC, CA V8R2C4
6 miles from Colwood
Originally founded by two university students as a way to pay for their university tuition at UVIC, Costa Verde has evolved into a full-service landscaping company, employing a... Read More 
Victoria, BC, CA V9E 1G7
6 miles from Colwood
Bellingham, WA, US
50 miles from Colwood
Dan Hansen Design (250) 634-4611
Victoria, BC, CA V9A 4X6
6 miles from Colwood
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Sooke, BC, CA V9Z 0Y7
12 miles from Colwood
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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 Colwood, BC house. From there he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your landscape construction, based on individual needs, the Colwood, BC 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 Colwood, BC 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 British Columbia 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. 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 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?

Find a landscape architect on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Colwood, BC landscape architects and designers. You can also look through Colwood, BC photos to find a space you like, then contact the professional who posted the photo. You can find more landscape architects & landscape designers in Victoria, Nanaimo, Langford, Sooke and Saanichton.
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