Berkeley, CA 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 Berkeley 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 Berkeley, CA that’s familiar with the local climate and plant types that do well there. Start here to learn more about the landscaping services in Berkeley, CA that will help create your dream garden. More
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At Native Sun Gardens, the focus is on drought tolerant plants and low water gardening, edible estates and... Read More
  • Click to Call(510) 466-1368
  • 7 miles from Berkeley, 8 projects in Berkeley
Artistic and Sustainable Landscape Designs in the Bay Area
Haven is a local landscape firm that offers design, build and maintenance. We specialize in custom Landscape...
Ian Moore Design, Inc. is a landscape design-build firm based in Berkeley, California. We specialize in outdoor... Read More
East Bay Landscape Design Build Specializing in Sustainable Gardens
At Mariposa we fuse art and ecology into the landscape, bringing beauty to the practice of sustainability. We're...
AFLA Landscape Design provides personal and custom residential landscape master planning design services... Read More
East Bay's Collaborative & Sustainable Landscape Designer
We're a landscape design/build focused on connecting the indoors & outdoors to restore our relationship to nature...
Our mission is to create beautiful landscapes which reflect nature, meet our clients’ aesthetic and practical... Read More
Bay Area’s Leading Landscape Design/Build Firm | 3x Best of Houzz
Our work is deeply rooted in a commitment to both quality and sustainability, combining cutting edge landscape...
*Belgard Authorized Contractor* Garden Lights Landscape Development is an award winning landscape design/build... Read More
  • Click to Call(925) 326-6106
  • 6 miles from Berkeley, 2 projects in Berkeley
East Bay's Landscape Design + Contracting Professional
For over a decade, Deborah has used plants, stone, water, pottery, ambient lighting, and found materials to...
Farallon Gardens is a specialized design / build and maintenance firm focusing on fine gardening and... Read More
Bay Area's Certified Ecological Landscape Designer - Best of Houzz
At Native Sun Gardens, we are dedicated to creating sustainable landscapes by focusing on drought tolerant plants...
Green Alchemy is a garden design-build firm located in Oakland, California. We offer the full complement of... Read More
  • Click to Call(510) 929-1120
  • 4 miles from Berkeley, 2 projects in Berkeley
High-End Bay Area Landscape Design & Installation | Best of Houzz 2017
We specialize in medium to large scale residential landscape design projects throughout the Bay Area. We love...
Bay Tree Design, inc. provides collaborative design and planning services to a wide range of clients on projects... Read More
Multi-Disciplinary Design Studio Serving the Bay Area
Here at Studio M MERGE, we apply forward-thinking, innovative solutions to the design of places, inside and out,...
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Laura Frost has been transforming homes and gardens into harmonious living... Read More
  • Click to Call(415) 629-2219
  • 6 miles from Berkeley, 2 projects in Berkeley
Full Landscape Design and Build Firm Serving the Coastal East Bay Area
We specialize in urban, outdoor living and interior renovations. From intimate patio gardens to container design,...
We specialize in medium to large size residential landscape projects throughout the Bay Area. We love... Read More
  • Click to Call(650) 667-7753
  • 6 miles from Berkeley, 2 projects in Berkeley
East Bay Premier Landscape Architect & Designer - Best of Houzz Winner
Ian Moore Design is a landscape design and construction firm located in Berkeley, California. We strive for...
Huettl Landscape Architecture creates comfortable, yet compelling spaces that respond to the site, region and... Read More
  • Click to Call(925) 937-6400
  • 13 miles from Berkeley, 1 project in Berkeley
East Bay Landscape Design Build
Bay Area premier Landscape Designer and Contractor. Serving Contra Costa County, Alameda County, and Beyond. ...
Residential landscape Design for the modern homeowner. Award winning and published firm. All of these photos are... Read More
  • Click to Call(415) 336-9829
  • 11 miles from Berkeley, 1 project in Berkeley
Bay Area Landscape Architecture Firm
Miller Landscape Architecture is a Bay Area design firm specializing in residential design and project management.
Pedersen Associates has provided comprehensive land planning and award-winning design services for estate,... Read More
  • Click to Call(415) 456-2070
  • 15 miles from Berkeley, 1 project in Berkeley
Lazar Landscape has been creating beautiful, custom landscape designs for clients' homes in the San Francisco Bay... Read More
  • Click to Call(510) 444-5195
  • 3 miles from Berkeley, 1 project in Berkeley
Locally owned and operated, DPG Designs, founded by Dave Garcia, provides outdoor living solutions that are not... Read More
  • Click to Call(925) 350-4638
  • 33 miles from Berkeley, 1 project in Berkeley
Featured Reviews for Landscape Architects and Designers in Berkeley, CA
Native Sun Gardens
Landscape Architects and Designers in Berkeley, CA
"Joshua Burman Thayer is a terrific landscape designer. He's knowledgeable about native plants and the different ecosystems that may coexist within a single yard. He makes suggestions based on what he knows will work well, but is always careful to take into account the client's tastes and budget, and how much watering and work they want to do. He is warm and prompt and lovely to work with, and he loves to show homeowners how to do their own plant care, if they are so inclined. We could not be happier with his work!"
- maryroach1
Ian Moore Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Berkeley, CA
"Ian is great! Our backyard needed a lot of help - starting with the deck, which had some funky stairs, and no charm at all. Ian designed and built a great and sturdy deck, a concrete walkway and designed the landscape along our side yard. I love his design sense: simple, sleek, modern - and very cool! He pays great attention to detail and you can tell he really enjoys his work. He is also reliable and very professional, and fun to work with! I look forward to having Ian design our front yard soon and I would recommend him without hesitation."
- abellomo
AFLA-Landscape Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Berkeley, CA
"Andreas Flache was given a huge project--the relandscape of a property of an acre and one half. His sinuous curves, dense planting, and cool colors of primarily green and white created a garden of tranquility and beauty. We have another small project in the works now and who did we turn to again but Andreas. We wholeheartedly recommend his unique European sensibility and also very important, the skilled workers who actually plant the trees, shrubs, grasses, and flowers that he selects."
- efbirkawhite
Mazingira Landscape and Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Berkeley, CA
"Mazingira is a really great person that has an amazing eye for details. Hamad has transformed the yard into a very beautiful garden. I would hire him again."
- Anthony Wayne
Garden Lights Landscape and Pool Development Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in Berkeley, CA
"I only had a bid done for a landscaping project, but was very happy with the information provided by Garden Lights. They made a home available to me to see their work, which I appreciated. In the end, we decided to put off the project, but I thought the bid process with Garden Lights was very professional."
- hender_sk
Farallon Gardens
Landscape Architects and Designers in Berkeley, CA
"We have worked with Mathew at Farallon Gardens for over 2 years. He designed and planted around our newly installed swimming pool in Alamo and has performed the maintenance as well. We love it! Very thoughtful, listens to what you like and gives great suggestions. We would highly recommend Mathew and Farallon Gardens!"
- dereneallen
Green Alchemy
Landscape Architects and Designers in Berkeley, CA
"Deborah has a sleek eye for design, is incredibly easy to work with, and is very conscious of cost, lifestyle, and fit for your outdoor space. She clearly matches her designs to the needs of her clients and has no problem going back and reworking aspects that we don't like. At the same time, she's done the heavy lifting of giving us options and lets us just say yay or nay, which makes it really easy on our part. Plus, she's just a cool person to be around."
- Dana Rivero
Bay Tree Design, Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in Berkeley, CA
"Lisa Howard's landscape design for our yard has proven both beautiful and useful over the years, in addition to increasing the value of our property well beyond the cost of the design and improvements. Her work incorporated our aspirations and ideas while remaining grounded in what was both practical and affordable. We receive compliments from quite literally everyone who steps out onto our deck, and we continue to enjoy our yard's usefulness and charm as our family has grown. Lisa's expertise and excellent communication skills make her a joy to work with, and her discovery and design process are highly professional and educational. I continue to marvel that she was able to incorporate so much into a design that feels fluid and so naturally integrates our home and yard. Our entire living space improved with the implementation of Lisa's design."
- J. Little
Laura Frost Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Berkeley, CA
"As a General Contractor I have worked with many designers and Laura Frost Design is in a class of her own. Laura has the ability and artistic creativity to design any living space, inside and out. I have built structures and hardscaping for her landscape designs, as well as the construction of kitchens, bathrooms, remodels, and additions that she has designed. Regardless of the project, inside or out, small or large, Laura is passionate about her work. She is always available for onsite consultations and helps keep the job running smooth by communicating with the client, helping them with the decision making process, and staying one step ahead of the contractor by having the materials available as soon as they are needed. It has been a pleasure building projects and a professional relationship with Laura Frost for the past four years."
- Eric Wood Company
Hey Nice Garden
Landscape Architects and Designers in Berkeley, CA
"We were very happy with the final outcome of our garden. It definitely has exceeded out expectations. It's so good, it almost doesn't feel like ours. We couldn't have come anywhere close without Heather's guidance and good cheer."
- dianaalberghini
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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 Berkeley, CA house. From there the Berkeley 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 California 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 Berkeley 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 Berkeley, CA 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 California 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 designers: .

Questions to ask prospective landscapers in Berkeley, CA:


  • 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?

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