186 Orange County 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 landscape designer that’s familiar with the Orange County 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 
Newport Beach, CA, 92663
Studio H Landscape Architecture brings its passion for creative design solutions, innovative design details and quality execution to make sure each of its projects exceeds the... Read More
Site Design Studio (714) 426-0248
Site Design Studio, Inc. is a Landscape Architectural and Planning firm dedicated to providing clients with the highest design services in diverse development markets.
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
We specialize in creating Exquisite Outdoor Environments for homeowners with discriminating taste and who appreciate creative and unique designs that are crafted as their own... 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.
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
A well-designed garden is a source of peace and inspiration; a joyful refuge from the hurried demands of everyday life. This is the inspiration behind Lee Ann Marienthal Gardens... Read More
Urban Landscape (949) 328-7226
Founded in 1986 as an owner operated, landscape contracting firm, Urban Landscape is helping homeowners to redefine the meaning of outdoor living.
Fullerton, CA, 92833
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
Mirage Landscape (949) 293-2800
Mirage Landscape is a complete Landscape Design and Build Firm specializing in integrating exquisite pool, landscape and outdoor room environments for the home.
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
A boutique full service design firm specializing in professional and personal outdoor spaces. Each unique project reflects the warmth, personality and lifestyle of each client... Read More
INSTALL-IT-DIRECT (858) 925-3000
INSTALL-IT-DIRECT specializes in the installation of Pavers for your Driveway, Patio, Pool Deck, or Walkway. We also specialize in Synthetic Turf, Retaining Walls, Fire Pits, & much more.
Fullerton, CA, 92833
xeristyle | exterior | design provides customized landscape services & maintenance as well as design & consultation in orange, los angeles, riverside and san diego counties with... Read More
Elegant yet functional spaces allow families to relax, play, and entertain. Living Gardens Landscape Design can create the beautiful space you long for.
ZenArchitect.com (949) 235-4847
Lake Forest, CA, 92630
The commitment of Zen Architects is to provide comprehensive design services in a cost-effective, personal and responsible manner. Our method allows the ease of a "ZEN-simple... Read More
Landscape Architecture design studio with 45 years experience between the two principals. Most of the completed work is in Orange, San Diego, Riverside and Los Angeles counties.
Dreamscapes (714) 996-8040
Yorba Linda, CA, 92886
Our goal at Dreamscapes is to create functional and unique spaces that allow clients to stretch the interior space into the outdoors. We feel that there is great potential and... Read More
Creative Atmospheres, Inc. is a landscape design-build firm specializing in mid to high-end residential projects, including pools and outdoor environments. A commitment to excellence since 1993.
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
Mark Scott Associates has been creating exquisite and functional landscape architectural solutions for over 20 years. We are committed to creating the perfect outdoor environment... Read More
We provide complete outdoor solutions including design and build of pools, as well as landscape installation. Talk to us about how we can help to eliminate your electric bill with solar electric.
Los Alamitos, CA, 90720
Graham Stanley & Associates is regularly involved in a variety of landscape design projects for public and private clientele. The company has provided Landscape Architecture and... Read More
Lee Ann's California-friendly designs integrate the most advanced green technology with the best garden aesthetics to achieve a landscape that delivers in form and function.
Garden Studio (949) 673-5450
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
We specialize in residential landscape design and construction. Read More
For over 25 years McLaughlin Landscape Construction has provided Southern California with quality design and construction of the finest outdoor living environments.
San Clemente, CA, 92672
Living Gardens Landscape Design is a boutique Garden Design firm based in South Orange County known for creating outdoor rooms. Elegant yet functional spaces allow families to... 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
Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656
Welcome to the Morton Design Group! We are a full service exterior design firm specializing in three dimensional landscape design for both the homeowner and business... Read More
costa mesa, CA, 92627
Since 1995, Molly Wood Garden Design has been creating award-winning outdoor spaces. Based in Costa Mesa, CA, our boutique firm has completed over 500 landscape design projects... Read More
Terry Design, Inc. (714) 253-3228
Fullerton, CA, 92835
We are a licensed landscape architectural firm specializing in custom residential design. We design large and small landscapes, rural and urban. Swimming pools, spas, patio... 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 Orange County house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the Orange County 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 Orange County 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 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.

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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