Boston 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. A landscape architect or designer works with living plants as well as building materials to design for future growth and maintenance as well as the present visual appeal. Landscape architecture is very regional, so look for a landscape designer in Boston that’s familiar with the local climate and plant types that do well there. Start here to learn more about the landscaping services in Boston that will help create your dream garden. More
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a Blade of Grass offers a wide range of landscaping services, including award-winning designs, complete... Read More
  • Click to Call(508) 213-0407
  • Sudbury, MA, 01776, 34 projects in Boston Metro
Landscape Architecture in Boston, Cape Cod, and The Islands
We design distinctive landscapes that resonate with the surrounding architecture & regional conditions. Our work...
  • Click to Call(508) 495-1075
  • 14 projects in the Boston Metro area
At Jean Brooks Landscapes, we provide the three most important components to a vital and memorable landscape: a... Read More
  • Click to Call(617) 682-7568
  • Cambridge, MA, 29 projects in Boston Metro
Middlesex County's Elite Landscape Design-Build Studio I Best of Houzz
GLA is a professional landscape design + build firm. We see the landscape as a living sculpture that must balance...
  • Click to Call(617) 270-6396
  • 9 projects in the Boston Metro area
Mary LeBlanc Landscape Design, located on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is a small, award winning design firm with... Read More
  • Click to Call(508) 428-1274
  • Cotuit, MA, 02635, 32 projects in Boston Metro
Full Service Landscape Design-Build Firm Serving Boston's North Shore
Very simply, Landesign creates value, comfort and enjoyment out of your outdoor landscape. We strive to get the...
At Nilsen Landscape Design, we are committed to encouraging outdoor living. We believe that access to nature can... Read More
  • Click to Call(781) 702-4519
  • Marblehead, MA, 01945, 15 projects in Boston Metro
Middlesex County's Premier Landscaping Design and Construction Firm
Founded in 1958, Rutland Nurseries has grown into one of the largest & well respected landscape design &...
  • Click to Call(508) 917-6643
  • 12 projects in the Boston Metro area
Melissa MacDonald, Landscape Architect is a Boston area design studio that creates beautiful and functional... Read More
  • Click to Call(339) 368-1133
  • Arlington, MA, 20 projects in Boston Metro
South Middlesex County's Client Focused Landscape Architects
Our design philosophy calls for the fresh interpretation of classic, timeless principles of order and proportion...
  • Click to Call(781) 590-3530
  • 17 projects in the Boston Metro area
ZEN Associates, Inc. is a Landscape Architectural and Interior Design firm that provides design and build... Read More
  • Click to Call(800) 834-6654
  • Woburn, MA, 01810, 12 projects in Boston Metro
Norfolk County's Established Landscape Architect + Designer
Our aim is to provide a tailored end to end “one point of contact” experience for our clients all while keeping...
  • Click to Call(617) 446-5828
  • 3 projects in the Boston Metro area
New England Area's Innovative Landscape Design Solutions
Ralph Williams Landscape Design is synonymous with inventive ideas, having created some of the most distinctive &...
  • Click to Call(508) 738-8088
  • 7 projects in the Boston Metro area
Moodscapes, established in 1997, is a local landscape design company dedicated to providing high-quality personal... Read More
  • Click to Call(781) 819-5212
  • Belmont, MA, 02478, 20 projects in Boston Metro
New England's Premier Landscape Architecture and Construction Firm
For more than 50 years, The MacDowell Company has been designing & constructing landscape projects in the New...
  • Click to Call(781) 899-9393
  • 5 projects in the Boston Metro area
Boston Award Winning Landscape Design Build Firm - Best of Houzz 2018
Here at Redmond Design Group, Inc. we pride ourselves on keeping the work-site clean each night, active...
  • Click to Call(508) 545-3124
  • 13 projects in the Boston Metro area
Kimberly Mercurio Landscape Architecture designs distinctive landscapes that resonate with the surrounding... Read More
  • Click to Call(508) 495-1075
  • Cambridge, MA, 02138, 14 projects in Boston Metro
Middlesex County's Established Landscape Architects Since 1985
Our commitment to a select number of projects over the course of a season; emphasizing quality over volume,...
  • Click to Call(978) 291-7796
  • 6 projects in the Boston Metro area
Essex County's Finest Outdoor Living Space Design Specialist
H.J. Collins & Associates is a design-build firm of landscape design professionals dedicated to creating superior...
Sallie Hill Design provides landscape architectural and landscape design services. With over over twenty years... Read More
  • Click to Call(339) 230-0893
  • Lexington, MA, 02420, 15 projects in Boston Metro
Norfolk County's Notable Landscape Architect and Designer
KDTurner Design is a Boston-based landscape architectural firm specializing in mid- to high-end residential...
  • Click to Call(781) 971-8205
  • 18 projects in the Boston Metro area
Middlesex County's Innovative Landscape Architects -Best of Houzz 2017
We provide innovative landscape architectural services that transform outdoor environments into elegant,...
  • Click to Call(617) 682-7730
  • 7 projects in the Boston Metro area
Amy Martin Landscape Design offers a highly imaginative approach to creating stunning outdoor living spaces.... Read More
  • Click to Call(617) 475-3642
  • Cohasset, MA, 02025, 13 projects in Boston Metro
Greater Boston's Top Rated Garden Services Provider
The Garden Concierge, Inc. is a garden maintenance company servicing clientele in the Greater Boston and Newport,...
  • Click to Call(617) 488-9472
  • 4 projects in the Boston Metro area
Landscape Architecture / Landscape Contracting / Horticulture + Tree Services Skyline Landscapes is a... Read More
  • Click to Call(978) 849-3087
  • Weymouth, MA, 02191, 8 projects in Boston Metro
Best of Houzz Design & Service 2018 Best of Boston Home 2018
A complete design / build landscape company that caters to the discerning homeowner in and around Andover, MA.
  • Click to Call(978) 475-8138
  • 16 projects in the Boston Metro area
Jacalyn Gould is a Wellesley, MA-based landscape architect specializing in the design of residential properties... Read More
  • Click to Call(781) 790-4097
  • Wellesley, MA, 02481, 11 projects in Boston Metro
Middlesex County's Premier Landscape Company
The Narrow Lane is full service landscape company that combines exceptional customer service with unparalleled...
  • Click to Call(617) 500-1893
  • 2 projects in the Boston Metro area
Andrew Zema’s Landscaping Inc. is a design/ construction company for diverse high quality gardens and stone work... Read More
  • Click to Call(413) 350-1115
  • New Lebanon, NY, 12168, 20 projects in Boston Metro
Distinctive Landscape Architecture for Fine Homes in MetroWest Boston
Elliott Brundage Landscape Design is a professional design firm offering creative, artful ideas coupled with...
  • Click to Call(978) 470-4970
  • 11 projects in the Boston Metro area
Elizabeth Gourley Design LLC is a small landscape architecture design studio creating distinctive, functional and... Read More
  • Click to Call(617) 500-6126
  • Belmont, MA, 02478, 14 projects in Boston Metro
Award Winning Boston Landscape Designer: Best of Houzz 2012-2018!
Our design always strives to find the perfect balance between the environment and our client's lifestyle.
  • Click to Call(781) 808-3065
  • 9 projects in the Boston Metro area
Sudbury Design Group has long been recognized as one of the leading landscape architectural firms in the region,... Read More
  • Click to Call(978) 965-3309
  • Sudbury, MA, 01776, 16 projects in Boston Metro
Boston Area's Premier Landscape Architect | 3X Best of Houzz Winner
Jacalyn Gould is a Wellesley, MA-based landscape architect specializing in the design of residential properties...
  • Click to Call(781) 790-4097
  • 11 projects in the Boston Metro area
Featured Reviews for Landscape Architects and Designers in Boston
a Blade of Grass
Landscape Architects and Designers in Boston
"No one is better than Blade of Grass. Exceptional vision coupled with practical advice. Our backyard plan morphed from a simple "let's knock off the rotting deck" to a backyard redo replete with blue stone patio, field stone wall, irrigation system, tree removal and many new trees and plantings. The team worked hard under difficult conditions (no access for machinery, giant boulder to dig out), the job was done in a timely manner and the outcome surpassed my very high expectations. Tom and Pete were easy to work with, professional and fun. They listened to what we wanted and guided us on key plantings/trees. When a winter storm caused a tree to list heavily to one side, they came and replanted it - almost a year after the job. I am incredibly happy with our backyard transformation and highly recommend Blade."
- 46alpheus
Jean Brooks Landscapes
Landscape Architects and Designers in Boston
"i couldn't be happier with jean's design of both my front and backyard garden designs. i have a limited area in the front and she combined just the right amount of perennials with beautiful evergreens. in the back her team created a rich pastoral setting that i can look out on from my back porch. her teams were both knowledgeable and professional. thanks jean."
- Steve Gordon
Mary LeBlanc Landscape Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Boston
"Our project began three years ago when we decided to meet with landscape architects to remove some trees to get a water view. It was immediately obvious that Mary LeBlanc was the best choice . Her knowledge and vision simplified the process and she always gave us clear direction while considering our input. We were guided through regulatory requirements and specifics to the wildlife sanctuary we call home. She transformed a wooded lot into an oasis of lush plantings, intimate spaces and incorporated design elements to create a landscape that was truly ours. Mary work hand in hand with our landscaping company and conservation officials to make the process seamless and stress free. She was very involved and present for the installation at every stage. We highly recommend Mary for her integrity, honesty, responsiveness, and expertise. I'm proud to be a Mary LaBlanc client!"
- sunnysky11
Nilsen Landscape Design, LLC
Landscape Architects and Designers in Boston
"Andrea did the design, execution and ongoing maintenance of a master landscape plan for my Cambridge residence. The work was done on-time, on-budget and to a high degree of quality. The ongoing follow-up and maintenance has also been spectacular. In particular, I think Andrea is good at: 1. Collaboration: The final design was a combination of her ideas and my ideas. She had no problems listening and incorporating my thoughts. 2. Project Management: She is an on-time, on-budget type of person who proactively communicates what is going to happen when. I have never worked with a contractor/landscaper who is this good. 3. Great team: The people she assembled to do the work were top notch. All locals with great knowledge of the area (two of the contractors actually grew up in my neighborhood) as well as their craft. I would recommend Andrea to anyone who is serious about getting a good job done well."
- mburkley
Melissa MacDonald, Landscape Architect
Landscape Architects and Designers in Boston
"Melissa MacDonald is a very talented and professional Landscape Architect. My husband and I are both architects and we had been trying to design the landscape for our home in the heart of historic Lexington MA. for a year. When we asked Melissa to help us, she promptly delivered a design that was sensitive to the traditional setting of Lexington's historic district and satisfied our spatial requests. The hard-scape is elegant and we have been enjoying the sequence of blooming plants since May. I am thrilled with Melissa's design and with her service. She worked seamlessly with the contractor who highly respected her expertise. I am happy to write this review because I have been recommending her to my clients and to my friends who have been admiring her work as well."
- Faith Baum Architects
ZEN Associates, Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in Boston
"Flavin Architects has worked with Peter White and his team at Zen Associates on four significant projects, ranging from a small urban garden in Boston's South End to a pool and pool house on Boston's North Shore. In addition to their specialty in Asian influenced design, they are also versatile designers, able to work in the modern idiom as well. Their design-build capability is a great strength, and I HIghly recommend them."
- Flavin Architects
Moodscapes LLC
Landscape Architects and Designers in Boston
"Judy Lipscom Rubin, the owner, is a skilled and knowlegeable landscape designer and installer. She knows her plants, and how to take care of them. I liked her plans and how they have evolved into a "vision" as the garden has matured. She has a sound ecology conscience and does not use poisons which harm the environment. Her crew is pleasant to have around and hard working."
- Marie Tulin
Kimberly Mercurio Landscape Architecture
Landscape Architects and Designers in Boston
"Working with Kimberly was extraordinary. KMLA provided several solutions before the final siting and design of the pool, pool house, and terraces. Watching our property be transformed was truly amazing and we could not be happier with the result."
- Suzanne Lucchesi
Sallie Hill Design, Landscape Architect
Landscape Architects and Designers in Boston
"I have worked with Sallie Hill for the past six years as my primary Landscape Architect and Designer and could not be happier. She brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and a great eye for any landscape. She has always been easy to work with and is able to understand and accomidate your needs. She is an absolute pleasure to work with."
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Amy Martin Landscape Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Boston
"Amy helped us complete our new home by creating a beautiful landscape plan to compliment it. She provided guidance in selecting appropriate plantings, creating the desired aesthetic, adjusting some hardscapes and finally overseeing the install. Amy was professional, creative, flexible and fun to work with. She continues with great service on helping us adapt, maintain, and change the landscaping as the years have passed. We recommend Amy Martin Landscape Design Studio to anyone looking to design a gorgeous, custom yard and garden."
- Alicia Bolze
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What does a landscape architect do?

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 Boston house. From there the landscaper will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs including the 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 licensed landscapers are 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 does a landscape designer do?

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 landscaper in Boston 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: .

Questions to ask prospective landscapers in Boston:

  • Can you provide me with references?
  • How long have you been in the landscaping 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 Boston landscape architects and designers. You can also look through Boston photos to find a space you like, then contact the professional who posted the photo. You can find more landscape architects in Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell and Cambridge.
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