422 Los Angeles 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 designer that’s familiar with the Los Angeles Metro Area 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 
Santa Monica, CA, US 90403
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 
Southern California premier landscape company providing landscape construction and maintenance services throughout the Los Angeles and Ventura County areas.
DJSquire Designs (805) 640-5575
Ojai, CA, US 93023
Picture Your Yard’s... or A Project's... Possibilities... With 2D & 3D Digital Renderings & Computer Imaging Design Ideas. Services For Contractors & Designers: Landscape,... Read More 
Troy Rhone creates gardens that are extensions of the interiors–they are rooted and connected historically and architecturally aligning with the personalities and lifestyle of those who reside there.
Urban Oasis (323) 905-4965
Los Angeles, CA, US 90064
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 
BENT GRASS (310) 399-6522
Bent Grass is a collaborative landscape architecture studio founded on the principal that respect for the natural environment is fundamental to good design.
Santa Monica, CA, US 90409-5579
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 
Gardens by Di (805) 432-6284
We specialize in creating outdoor environments that take advantage of the region’s mild climate yet tread lightly on its limited water resources.
Los Angeles, CA, US 90014
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 
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.
Pasadena, CA, US 91105
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 
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.
Lost West (323) 258-8214
Los Angeles, CA, US 90041
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 
We believe outdoor living spaces allow you to expand the functional area of your home beyond the confines of its walls. We will design, construct and maintain your dream outdoor entertainment space.
Shirley Bovshow (818) 914-5331
Woodland Hills, CA, US
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 
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
Beverly Hills, CA, US 90212-3444
Creating projects consistently recognized for their professional and design quality is the mission that JMS accomplishes with every project. The result has consistently been... 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.
Los Angeles CA, CA, US 90038
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 
Landscape design and build company specializing in hardscape, softscape, water features and outdoor living.
Venice, CA, US 90291
As a licensed Landscape Architect in Los Angeles, Jeremy Taylor Landscapes provides a full service design studio to our clients. We try to advocate the best value while working... 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.
California and Connecticut, CA, US 90069
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 
BREAKurban (213) 840-4481
Los Angeles, CA, US 90026
BREAKurban is a small landscape design studio based in Angelino Heights / Echo Park. BREAKurban was founded by Environmental Designer, Patty Hume in 2009. We work on landscape and... Read More 
Jean Marsh Design (951) 736-8941
Corona, CA, US 92882
Jean Marsh is a Horticulturalist & Landscape Designer with over 25 years experience, specializing in water-wise landscape design. She is also an active workshop leader and public... Read More 
dp environments (626) 297-0916
Arcadia, CA, US 90116
Complete landscape design and build firm. Read More 
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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 Los Angeles Metro Area house. From there he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your landscape construction, based on individual needs, the Los Angeles Metro Area 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 Los Angeles Metro Area 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 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 Los Angeles Metro Area landscape architects and designers. You can also look through Los Angeles Metro Area photos to find a space you like, then contact the professional who posted the photo. You can find more landscape architects & landscape designers in Bel Air, Brentwood Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Long Beach and Anaheim.
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