203 Olympia, WA 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 Washington landscape designer that’s familiar with the Olympia, WA 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 
Redmond, WA, 98053
50 miles from Olympia
We add fire, water and light. Since 1981, Alderwood Landscaping has shown an uncompromising commitment to a higher quality of life for its clients. We offer complete... Read More
Seattle, 98125
50 miles from Olympia
I am an APLD Certified Landscape Designer and a registered Architect. Banyon Tree Design Studio creates custom landscape design and architecture for discerning homeowners and... Read More
Bainbridge Island, WA
45 miles from Olympia
Landscape designer Tish Treherne is best known for her unexpected plant combinations and use of foliage to create all season gardens with a naturalistic feel. Taking design... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98102
50 miles from Olympia
Since 1983, Lankford Associates Landscape Architects has been practicing Landscape Architecture and garden design throughout the Pacific Northwest region, We specialize in... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98121
48 miles from Olympia
Folia Horticultural Designs is a green landscape design, installation, and garden maintenance service. With over 30 years experience in the field, Peter Norris, President of Folia... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98199
49 miles from Olympia
Full Service Landscape Architecture and Construction Observation and Administration. We specialize in custom residential. Read More
Seattle, WA, 98118
46 miles from Olympia
Contemporary, Modern, Sustainable and Edible Landscape Design for residences in Seattle, WA and San Diego, CA. Permaculture Certified. Read More
Exteriorscapes llc (206) 783-1852
Seattle, WA, 98133
50 miles from Olympia
MISSION: Connecting people with nature through passion and sustainability Exteriorscapes offers a full range of professional landscape design, construction, maintenance, and... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98117
50 miles from Olympia
Sale starts November 15th! Kate Martin Design (katemartindesign.com) offers several decades of planning and design expertise on an economical fixed-fee basis or hourly basis -... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98177
50 miles from Olympia
Residential landscape design Read More
Seattle, WA, 98103
50 miles from Olympia
Owner, project manager and landscape designer at Avalon NW Landscape, a high-quality landscape design and build firm founded in 1996. We provide beautiful, sustainable outdoor... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98109
49 miles from Olympia
The Watershed Company is a landscape architecture firm in Kirkland, WA. We specialize in ecological shoreline designs that incorporate native, drought-tolerant and... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98103
50 miles from Olympia
Big Picture Landscapes offers landscape design and fine gardening. Read More
Seattle, WA, 98109
49 miles from Olympia
Bill Noland is a west coast native and has been landscaping for nearly thirty years. Noland Landscape Design is an award winning licensed retail nursery, plant broker and design... Read More
Studio AB (206) 271-9489
Seattle, WA, 98107
50 miles from Olympia
Studio AB is small independently owned and operated design-build firm with a unique integrated art-centric approach to garden making that focuses on the client's lifestyle. We... 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 Olympia, WA house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the Olympia, WA 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 Olympia, WA 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 Washington 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 Olympia, WA landscape architects and designers. You can also look through Olympia, WA photos to find a space you like, then contact the professional who posted the photo. You can find more landscape architects & landscape designers in Tacoma, Lacey, Tumwater, Shelton and Steilacoom.
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