680 Richmond, 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 Richmond, 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 
Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523
15 miles from Richmond
Joseph Huettl is a landscape architect and landscape contractor specializing in residential and small to medium scale commercial and institutional projects. Huettl Landscape... Read More
Yard Art (925) 234-3153
It is our pleasure to always be searching for products that are unique/sophisticated, so you can surround yourself w/ a tranquil environment. Products include garden planters, fountains & much more!
Half Moon Bay & Los Gatos, CA, 94019
33 miles from Richmond
Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group (formerly Kikuchi & Associates) is a Northern California landscape architectural firm established in 1984. Our work includes custom residential... Read More
We are an award-winning landscape design, construction, and gardening company serving the East Bay and Contra Costa County.
San Francisco, CA, 94107
13 miles from Richmond
Arterra provides a unique and visionary residential landscape design service which integrates art with technology. The resulting gardens are sculptural, visually stunning and... Read More
For more than 20 years, Bio Friendly Gardens has been serving the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond designing beautiful indoor and outdoor living spaces.
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
17 miles from Richmond
Envision Landscape Studio is a Landscape Architecture and Landscape Construction Firm. We see Landscape Architecture as an artistic expression of the synthesis of man,... Read More
Clients hire JM-LA because of John's unique art, construction, and architectural background along with his exclusive budget analysis feature.
Sacramento, CA, 95819
50 miles from Richmond
We provide custom award-winning landscape design and architecture featuring a problem solving approach. We design unique and functional outdoor environments including hard scape... Read More
Susan Friedman Landscape Architecture creates custom restidential landscape plans that blend with the architectural style of the home and the unique personality of each homeowner.
South San Francisco, CA, 94980
20 miles from Richmond
Terra Ferma Landscapes was founded by Brian Koch in May 1994. We started as a small landscape construction company on the Peninsula and have grown into one of the Bay Area’s... Read More
Camp & Camp is committed to cooperative efforts and qualitative superiority in environmental planning, urban design and landscape architecture. We work with both professionals and homeowners.
San Francisco, CA, 94107
13 miles from Richmond
A Landscape Architecture Firm focusing on creative and innovative designs for high end residences, estates and equestrian properties in the San Francisco Bay Area, Pebble Beach,... Read More
For over 34 years L&L Landscaping has worked with homeowners to improve the function, value, and appearance of the outdoor living spaces of their properties.
South San Francisco, CA, 94080
20 miles from Richmond
The Garden Route Company was founded by Richard Radford and Sandy Ayers in 2000 and has continued to design & build groundbreaking landscapes throughout California and abroad. ... Read More
Miller Landscape Architecture is a Bay Area design firm specializing in residential design and project management.
mill valley, CA, 94941
11 miles from Richmond
INTEGRATED DESIGN STUDIO (IDS) is led by Landscape Architects Jane Sedonaen and Michael Erskine. Together they bring innovative and creative solutions to enhance the outdoor... Read More
We have been creating & constructing unique landscapes for over 30 years. Don Vivatson raises the quality of life for his clients by building uniquely beautiful landscape projects. BEST OF HOUZZ 2014.
Berkeley, CA, 94708
6 miles from Richmond
AFLA Landscape Design provides personal and custom residential landscape master planning design services reflecting a broad range of design styles throughout the larger Bay Area Read More
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
17 miles from Richmond
For over 35 years, we have been creating and constructing unique landscapes. For years Don Vivatson of Alder Group, Pool and Landscape has been raising the quality of life for... Read More
Greenbrae, CA, 94904
11 miles from Richmond
My goal is to help my Clients achieve their dreams for their garden. I have become capable of taking the ideas of my clients and create a unique environment personally tailored to... Read More
Alamo, CA, 94507
19 miles from Richmond
John Montgomery has been designing personalized environments for over 30 years. Clients hire JM-LA because of John's unique art, construction, and architectural background along... Read More
Saratoga, CA, 95070
50 miles from Richmond
Our mission at Casa Smith Designs is to help you create an indoor-outdoor home environment that refreshes you completely—body, mind and soul. We start with a design vision that... Read More
San Anselmo, CA, 94960
13 miles from Richmond
Awarding Winning Landscape Designer Eileen Kelly creates unique landscape and garden designs that provide year-round beauty and appeal for residences in Marin County, CA and... 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 Richmond, CA house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the Richmond, 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 Richmond, 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?

Find a landscape architect on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Richmond, CA landscape architects and designers. You can also look through Richmond, CA photos to find a space you like, then contact the professional who posted the photo. You can find more landscape architects & landscape designers in San Francisco, Oakland, Vallejo, Berkeley and San Leandro.
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