103 Durham, NC 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 North Carolina landscape designer that’s familiar with the Durham, NC 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 
Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
13 miles from Durham
An artist and garden designer with over 40 years experience . Read More
Cary, NC, 27519
13 miles from Durham
Creative landscaping, Outdoor living spaces, water gardens & ponds, tiki bars, outdoor fire places and fire-pits. Retail location in Cary, NC selling rare and unique plants.... Read More
Greensboro, NC, 27401
49 miles from Durham
BWA is a land planning, civil engineering, surveying and landscape architecture firm located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Tim Knowles, PLA, ASLA has over 30 years of experience... Read More
Chapel HIll, NC, 27514
10 miles from Durham
Peter Bochenek's designs have a simple elegance and natural appeal that will fit seamlessly into your surroundings as if what was deftly installed always existed. Our over 30... Read More
Levell Design (813) 832-5463
Chapel Hill, NC, 27514
10 miles from Durham
I am an exterior designer focused on the true outdoor living aspect of your home environment. I take an intuitive approach to designing and creating spaces that will inspire you... Read More
Raleigh, NC, 27615
17 miles from Durham
Down to Earth is a Landscape company offering Landscape Design / Build / Maintenance services in the Triangle RTP area. We offer turnkey exterior services for the entire Landscape... Read More
The Artful Garden (919) 771-6016
Fuquay Varina, NC, 27526
30 miles from Durham
The Artful Garden is a revolutionary landscape design company that specializes in three dimensional renderings of hardscapes and landscapes for residential clients. Read More
Milton, NC, 27305
40 miles from Durham
Landscape Designer serving the Piedmont regions of Virginia and North Carolina for over 20 years. Read More
Triangle Landscape Group (919) 698-9593
Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709
5 miles from Durham
Creative landscape solutions for residential and small commercial environments. Read More
Durham, NC, 27705
Owner and founder of Newscape Design, Justin Diggs is a native of Durham and has been in the industry for years. In 2007, Newscape Design and Installation was born. Since... Read More
Nazo Landscaping, Inc. (919) 524-8878
Durham, NC, 27705
COMPLETE LANDSCAPE DESIGN & INSTALLATION SERVICE, since 1983. For professional service you can trust, call: Philip Nazo, Owner. We are the landscape contractor to call for both... Read More
Sears Design Group, PA (919) 832-7000
Raleigh, NC, 27603
24 miles from Durham
Sears Design Group, P.A., Research Triangle based firm with offices in downtown Raleigh, was founded in June of 1979 by Dan C.L. Sears. The mission of Sears Design Group then and... Read More
VanHorn Design (919) 594-8290
Raleigh, NC, 27617
11 miles from Durham
VanHorn Design is a unique, professional, and innovative landscape design company. With years of education and experience, VanHorn Design will work with you to envision an outdoor... Read More
Morrisville, NC, 27560
12 miles from Durham
Southern Tree and Landscaping prides ourselves in our quality of work and our ability to make any landscape beautiful. What ever your needs whether it be lawn care, design and... Read More
Shannon Hathaway (919) 387-1830
Cary, NC, 27519
13 miles from Durham
I am a residential landscape designer and owner of Green Heron Landscaping, Inc. 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 Durham, NC house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the Durham, NC 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 Durham, NC 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 North Carolina 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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