795 San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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 
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Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523
Huettl Landscape Architecture creates comfortable, yet compelling spaces that respond to the site, region and needs of the client. We design projects throughout the San Francisco... Read More
Camp & Camp specializes in the planning & design of custom residential & commercial projects. We collaborate with both professionals & homeowners to ensure your next project exceeds all expectations.
Half Moon Bay & Los Gatos, CA, 94019
Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group (formerly Kikuchi & Associates) is a Northern California landscape architectural firm established in 1984. Our work includes custom residential... Read More
Full service landscape architectural office specializing in the fine art of residential landscape design and installation.
San Francisco, CA, 94107
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
With 19 years of experience as a licensed CA Landscape Architect & Contractor, Elements Landscape excels at designing environments noted for quality, and commitment to exceeding client expectations.
Alamo, CA, 94507
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
Since 1992 Keith Willig Landscape Architecture and Construction has designed and built residential landscapes for Bay Area clients from Hillsborough to Carmel.
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
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
Landsystems Landscapes is a full service landscaping design/build company that has over 25 years of experience. Our team will custom design a garden to suit your individual tastes and needs.
San Anselmo, CA, 94960
Awarding Winning Landscape Designer Eileen Kelly creates unique landscape and garden designs for a variety of outdoor environments and themes for homeowners throughout the San... 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!
South San Francisco, CA, 94980
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
Past the Gate (925) 313-9025
At Past the Gate, we pride ourselves on our client relationships, as they form the basis for the beautiful gardens we will eventually create.
South San Francisco, CA, 94080
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
JVL Designs (415) 244-9902
John and his team bring years of experience and a broad array of skills to each project they undertake — from the most refined interior design work to expansive landscape design projects.
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
Bay Area Premier Landscape & Pool Design/Build company Specializing in Outdoor Living We create & constructing unique swimming pools and landscapes. Best of Houzz Service... 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.
Gilroy, CA, 95020
Landscape Architecture firm, specializing in Northern California drought tolerant landscapes for residential and commercial projects of all sizes. Read More
San Carlos GardenWorks (650) 302-5379
San Carlos Gardenworks provides residential landscape planning and design services for small to medium sized homes along the San Francisco Peninsula.
Saratoga, CA, 95070
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
Jenna Bayer Garden Design creates a relationship with clients that is communicative and productive, in order to build a successful garden.
mill valley, CA, 94941
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
Greenwood Design Associates, LLC provides garden planning and landscape design services that combine sophisticated style with livability.
San Francisco, CA, 94107
A best of Houzz winner for 2013 and 2014, Zeterre is a Landscape Architecture Firm focusing on creative and innovative designs for high end residences, estates and equestrian... Read More
We are a local company who is proud to serve our community with quality products and superior customer service.
Greenbrae, CA, 94904
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
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.
San Francisco, CA, 94110
After working together at a design/build firm in San Francisco, Laura and Jude collaborated on an award winning garden at the 1999 San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. In... Read More
Louis Devereux Landscapes is a full service Landscape company operating in the San Francisco Bay area since 1995. Call today for a free consultation or quote!
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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 San Francisco house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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. 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 San Francisco landscape architects and designers. You can also look through San Francisco 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 Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont and Santa Rosa.
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