Athens, GA 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 Athens 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 Athens, GA that’s familiar with the local climate and plant types that do well there. Start here to learn more about the landscaping services in Athens, GA that will help create your dream garden. More
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Atlanta-metro award winning Residential Landscape Design & Build plus Garden Design & Installation. Best of Houzz... Read More
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Athens & Atlanta's Premier Garden Design Firm -Best of Houzz 2015-2016
We are a full-service artisanal garden design + build company, with over 20 years of experience in creating and...
Custom Design/Build Landscape firm specializing in residential landscape remakes. 5x winner "Best of Gwinnett" -... Read More
Atlanta's Landscape Architect Best of Houzz 2015 - 2017
With 30 years of experience, SPG Landscape Design Studio is a landscape architecture studio dedicated to creating...
Planet Earth Designs is a design firm looking to expand the realm of the common Landscape Architecture company.... Read More
Our ‘family’ of companies provides a complete start-to-finish landscape design and installation process necessary... Read More
Southern Elegance Design and Landscape is the culmination of years of hard work and the ultimate dream of owner,... Read More
We are a full-service landscape design/build firm. We have won multiple awards for our work including, "Best of... Read More
Tim U McOwen & Associates, Inc specializes in multi-faceted highly detailed landscape and hardscape projects in... Read More
Since 2002, our high-quality landscape design plans have guided the transformation of properties by integrating... Read More
Artisans Group is a design-build firm in North Georgia. As a design-build company we specialize in exterior and... Read More
Our company offers landscape consultation, design and installation services. We can design a landscape plan to... Read More
Sugar Hill Outdoors is a design/build landscape contracting firm, based in Dacula, GA, that has provided world... Read More
YardSpin provides 3D photo-based landscape designs online to homeowners, landscape professionals, and... Read More
We pay attention to the fine details that bring vision to your garden refuge! Read More
Trophy Landscape is a full-service landscaping company providing service to residential clients throughout... Read More
SOC has been in the landscape& hardscape industry close to 25 years for both Commercial and Residential... Read More
Featured Reviews for Landscape Architects and Designers in Athens, GA
City Garden Company
Landscape Architects and Designers in Athens, GA
"City garden company provided outstanding, comprehensive service on my landscaping project. Patrick has both the creative talent and practical knowledge to ensure a successful, beautiful design that makes the most of every dollar you spend. His design was nothing short of remarkable, and my installation was on schedule and well executed. Danielle was very professional and quickly provided quotes, invoices, and other information as requested. I highly recommend city garden company."
- jsmith1104
Georgian Landscape Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Athens, GA
"GLD not only completely designed my front and back yard, they maintain it on a regular basis. They respond quickly when I contact them. They go above and beyond. I would recommend GLD to anyone that wants the WOW yard. I want to say to the last person that sent in a review and complained: You are an idiot. I have known the owner of this company for years and he has ALWAYS done a fantastic job. He explains what will work and what will not. I know he explained things to you. Your problem is you did not ask the real boss (your wife) before you said to go ahead with the planting. When she did not like it you made up some crap to save face with her or we know who wears the pants. Bottomline it was YOUR FAULT and NOT this company. So to anyone that read his comment please disregard as he has no class or commonsense."
- tripletdad3
Planet Earth Designs, Landscape Architecture
Landscape Architects and Designers in Athens, GA
"Ryan & Ryan (and their team) are great! They did a full landscape plan for our custom new construction and worked with us on a phased install - both to make sure various parts were installed at an ideal time for growth and to be friendly to our budget. Their knowledge and expertise was great - they took into account our cosmetic/functional preferences and figured out how to make that work with the water, sunlight, shade, etc. around different parts of our lot. Not sure what we love more - driving up to our home every day or hanging out in the back yard with the dog. Thanks guys!"
- Alex T
The Collins Group/JDP Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Athens, GA
"We are very satisfied with the design and the execution of the plan through to completion. We recently hired Collins to do some additional planting for us on our other property and continue to be very satisfied."
- greggcorn
Southern Elegance Design and Landscape
Landscape Architects and Designers in Athens, GA
"Southern Elegance Design is one of the best companies I have worked with when it comes to work around my home. Not only did they give me great suggestions for making my yard look awesome but they delivered on time and on budget. Next project I will be sure to call them up again!"
- Brian O'Hern
North Georgia Landscape Managemement LLC
Landscape Architects and Designers in Athens, GA
"I've had the pleasure of working with Jeremy Talboy - President - NGLM on numerous landscape projects over the past two years. During that time I've found he and his crews to be extremely dedicated towards providing our clients with 110% of their expectations. Jeremy is with his crew on each project 100% of the time, ensuring that each aspect of the installation, from the quality of materials, to the execution of the work is above exceptional. I've worked with several crews over the past 14 years, and can honestly say that NGLM outperforms all of them. My expectations for my client projects are very high - and I'm pleased to say that NGLM has helped me exceed these every time. In addition, we have now had NGLM's Maintenance Division assume responsibility for the large subdivision HOA that I personally live in - and for the first time in 9 years we hear no resident complaints - only compliments. This is one strong, young firm with a bright future in the landscape industry!"
- Georgian Landscape Design
Tim U. McOwen & Associates, Inc
Landscape Architects and Designers in Athens, GA
"16' x 14 ' patio extension with Belgard cobble type pavers. Tim and his crew did a great job and finished in 1 day. I am very happy with the results."
- Kirk Nelson
Artful Ground Designs, Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in Athens, GA
"Design, choose plants, spacing, number of each, and placement to provide a complete makeover for our front yard. After meeting with us and exchanging ideas, and adding in his knowledge, John provided the design with a very nice set of professional drawings and spent time gathering requirements and our objectives. He then put those thoughts and his expertise on paper for us and the landscaper to use. The completed job not only met our expectations but exceeded them. The front yard was noticed by several others and each took time to ask us who did the design and work. To further compliment the completed job, our yard was awarded the Yard of The Month award by our home owners association. We would definitely choose Artful Ground Designs again and would not hesitate to recommend them to others, which we already have done."
- samnjan
Artisans Group
Landscape Architects and Designers in Athens, GA
"We hired Steve and his team for a couple hardscape landscaping jobs. More specifically, we had a cedar portico and flagstone porch added to the front of the house and a flagstone and Tennessee fieldstone fire pit, pondless waterfall and sitting area added to the back of our house. The outcome surpassed our expectations. Steve is a true professional and has a gifted vision for what he does. His recommendations for design, stone, colors were right on par and he was very patient with us during the entire process. His demeanor is laid-back and we found him very easy to talk to. We have an orange-colored brick home (not our first choice) and we wanted to add some stone for more dimension and curb appeal. It was very important to us to tie in some warmer stone colors to match the brick. While these colors are hard to find, Steve and his team found some flagstone that worked well with the brick and were tasked with cutting these large pieces of stone to meet our aesthetic desires. We are hiring Arbor Ridge again for our next phase, which is a double decker screened in porch out back. Our neighbor even hired Steve for a front security gate after seeing the work he did with our house. Thanks, Steve and team!"
- ashleygator
Piedmont Landscape Management, Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in Athens, GA
"Piedmont Landscaping just completed our landscaping project and we love it! When we bought this 25-year-old house, there were serious drainage issues. We also wanted a place to entertain outdoors, a grassy area where grandchildren could play. and some flower and garden beds. Rachel and Jerry listened to what we wanted , made excellent suggestions, and worked with us when aspects of the project needed to be adjusted. Piedmont's workers even carefully removed some plants to be replanted in the finished landscape. We now have a beautiful and usable yard!"
- Iva King
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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 Athens, GA house. From there the Athens 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 Georgia 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 Athens 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 Athens, GA 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 Georgia 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, Gardeners, Lawn Care & Sprinklers, Decks, Patios & Outdoor Enclosures.

Questions to ask prospective landscapers in Athens, GA:


  • 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 an Athens landscape architect on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Athens, GA landscape architects and designers. You can also look through Athens, GA photos to find a space you like, then contact the professional who posted the photo. You can find more landscape architects & landscape designers in North High Shoals, Arcade, Comer, Crawford and Colbert.
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