483 Malibu, 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 Malibu, 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 
Santa Monica, CA, 90403
19 miles from Malibu
Ecocentrix was founded on the fundamental premise that - the quality of the experience and function of landscapes is achieved by understanding inherently "what is" and "what is... Read More
To gardens we bring true art; an artistry achieved through a decade of residential and commercial experience.
Los Angeles, CA, 90038
29 miles from Malibu
As one of the “Five Best Landscape Designers in Los Angeles,” according to CBS New's "Latest Best in LA," we're a residential and commercial landscape design, contracting and... Read More
In an era where one is confronted with a world that is constantly in flux we offer the opposite - simplicity, calm, and boundless interaction with your outdoor environment.
Urban Oasis (323) 905-4965
Los Angeles, CA, 90064
23 miles from Malibu
My goal is to transform your outdoor space into an inspirational sanctuary. Urban Oasis is a full-service professional landscape design and installation firm. I will take your... Read More
Osborne Architects (310) 477-2855
At Osborne Architects we focus on site-specific architecture that seeks to minimize environmental impact and bring our clients health, comfort, beauty and harmony.
Fullerton, CA, 92833
50 miles from Malibu
Kathryn Rue is a licensed Landscape Architect in the State of California, CLA #3933, with over 30 years experience in ornamental horticulture, landscape installations, and custom... Read More
One of "Five Best Landscape Designers in Los Angeles" according to CBS Latest Best in LA, we're a residential and commercial landscape design, contracting and maintenance firm in business since 1995.
Santa Monica, CA, 90409-5579
19 miles from Malibu
The Landscape you envision becomes a reality with inspired original design. In an era where one is confronted with a world that is constantly in flux we offer the opposite -... Read More
Weeds Garden & Interior Design is a full service landscape and interior design-build firm. We specialize in climate appropriate and waterwise plantings, and strive for sustainability in our practices.
Los Angeles, CA, 90014
33 miles from Malibu
Have you ever longed for a tranquil urban oasis that you can call your own? Jason Lee Design Studio, Inc. (JLDS), a full service Landscape Architecture firm, strives to capture... Read More
Mark Scott Associates has been creating elegant and functional landscape architectural solutions for over 20 years. We are committed to creating the perfect outdoor environment for you and your family
DJSquire Designs (805) 640-5575
Ojai, CA, 93023
40 miles from Malibu
Contractors: Picture A Hardscape Or Landscape Project's Possibilities... Homeowners: Picture Your Yard And A New GardenScape... With 3D & 2D Digital Renderings & Design Ideas ... Read More
Peace — what more could you desire in your own backyard? Our gift is shaping color, texture, scent and sound into a living garden that always welcomes you home. In each of our photos, you’ll see how…
June Scott Design (626) 441-0040
South Pasadena, CA, 91030
39 miles from Malibu
June Scott Design specializes in residential landscape architecture, creating comfortable spaces that are simple in structure yet rich in plant and material choices. Read More
Southern California premier landscape company providing landscape construction and maintenance services throughout the Los Angeles, Ventura, and Orange County areas.
Pasadena, CA, 91105
39 miles from Malibu
Announcement: We are currently booked and will not be taking on any additional projects until May 2014. We are still available for consultations and look forward to meeting you... Read More
We see each project as an opportunity to explore the design potential of a client's needs and desires, translating a specific program into a unique and distinctive architectural expression.
Shirley Bovshow (818) 914-5331
Woodland Hills, CA
17 miles from Malibu
Shirley Bovshow is a nationally recognized garden designer and garden television host ("Garden Police" Discovery) based in Los Angeles. Hallmarks of Shirley's design work include... Read More
Authentic Provence® Inc (561) 805-9995
The finest selection of French garden antiques, antique garden ornaments, antique limestone garden fountains, French lanterns, spouts, and antique limestone fireplace mantels.
Eye of the Day (805) 566-6500
Carpinteria, CA, 93013
49 miles from Malibu
Eye of the Day Garden Design Center is a retail showroom that features more than an acre of high quality garden landscape products, including fountains, Italian and Greek... Read More
Lost West (323) 258-8214
Los Angeles, CA, 90041
36 miles from Malibu
For over 25 years LOST WEST has provided landscape architecture and landscape construction services of the highest quality to a multitude of clients throughout southern California... Read More
Red Berm (323) 206-1595
Monterey Park, CA, 91754
40 miles from Malibu
We take undeveloped areas and change them into beautiful landscapes. Whether it is drought tolerant, tropical, classical, or contemporary, there is always a solution for each... Read More
California and Connecticut, CA, 90069
26 miles from Malibu
Doyle Herman Design Associates is an award-winning landscape design firm that creates extraordinary design by integrating artistic expression within the contextual perspective of... Read More
Santa Monica, CA, 90402
18 miles from Malibu
Satori Garden Design specializes in residential landscape design with a focus on designing sustainable gardens, edible gardens and outdoor spaces. We create low water... 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 Malibu, CA house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the Malibu, 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 Malibu, 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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