El Cerrito, 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 El Cerrito 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 El Cerrito, 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 El Cerrito, CA that will help create your dream garden. More
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Studio H Landscape Architecture brings its passion for creative design solutions, innovative design details and...
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B Rose and Associates is a custom residential landscape architectural firm. Partnering with Orange County's top...
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Arterra provides a unique and visionary residential landscape design service which integrates art with technology... Read More
Contra Costa County's Collaborative & Experienced Landscape Designer
Understanding the client's aesthetics and interests and a full appreciation of the landscape's character and home...
Integrated Design Studio (IDS) is led by Landscape Architects Jane Sedonaen and Michael Erskine. Together, they... Read More
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For over 25 years McLaughlin Landscape Construction has provided Southern California with quality design and...
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At DPG Design, we provide you with the right tools and guidance, allowing you to take advantage of conceptual...
Huettl Landscape Architecture creates comfortable, yet compelling spaces that respond to the site, region and... Read More
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Arborealis provides thoughtful, clever, engaging designs for residential and small commercial landscapes.
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We believe your backyard is more than just a porch, a patio, or space with furniture. We can transform your back...
Ian Moore Design, Inc. is a landscape design-build firm based in Berkeley, California. We specialize in outdoor... Read More
Southern California Landscape Designer | 2X Best of Houzz
Landscape design and build company specializing in hardscape, softscape, water features and outdoor living.
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AJ’s Landscaping is a family-owned business that has been proudly serving the East Bay for the past 9 years. Our...
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Miller Landscape Architecture is a Bay Area design firm specializing in residential design and project management.
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Featured Reviews for Landscape Architects and Designers in El Cerrito, CA
BuenoLuna Landscape Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in El Cerrito, CA
"Ryan / BuenoLuna completely replaced our out of date landscaping and irrigation system. Ryan was easy to work with, kept to the schedule and budget, and provided a 'stress free' experience. I will come back and add photos when the garden 'grows up' a bit."
- Alfio Levy
Mazingira Landscape and Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in El Cerrito, 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
Envision Landscape Studio
Landscape Architects and Designers in El Cerrito, CA
"Colin and his firm Envision have now done two landscape design and build projects for us. It was an experience so different than other construction jobs we have endured. Colin communicated each step of the way, he was creative in taking our ideas and offering creative solutions, alternatives and even cost savings. He was always on schedule and employs a great crew with an eye for detail. The stack rock retaining wall is amazing how it all fits perfectly and actually saved us money versus and plain wood wall. I never knew that native plants could have so much color and visual interest for so much of the year. His design and construction project for a duplex we own was even more creative as he took one plain backyard shared by two tenants a turned it into two separate peaceful low maintenance yards using clump bamboo and natives. Envision’s start to finish philosophy made it easy! (I'll upload some pics soon)"
- tahoeguy
J. Montgomery Designs
Landscape Architects and Designers in El Cerrito, CA
"I am a Landscape Contractor and have installed many of John's designs. His plans are detailed and easy to follow. He is one of the few Landscape Architects that designs to a budget. The client will know the construction costs prior to receiving my written proposal. I enjoy working with John and his staff. Very professional and talented One of the best custom residential Landscape Architectural firms in the East Bay."
- dolwin
Arterra Landscape Architects
Landscape Architects and Designers in El Cerrito, CA
"As an architect, I've been fortunate to work with Vera & Kate on a number of projects over the years, including at my own house. They are nimble and attentive, and able to work in many settings."
- Mark English Architects, AIA
Integrated Design Studio, Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in El Cerrito, CA
"I have worked with Michael and Jane on several projects over the years. I find that they have developed a wonderful balance, creating landscape designs that are both functional and sculptural. Ultimately I think that their many images speak to their unique talents."
- Chris Dorman
Huettl Landscape Architecture
Landscape Architects and Designers in El Cerrito, CA
"Our experience working with Joe and his crew has been wonderful from design to installation. Joe met with us, took our initial idea and created a yard that captures the modern aesthetic of our Eichler home. Without him, small but important details would have been missed like pebble strips in the driveway, the honed cement block walls, and the simple cut out for the front fountain. Each is a small or simple item, but those details help make the project. We loved the front yard plan so much, we also had him do our backyard. And it is just as spectacular. People drive by our house and stop to look at the yard. Joe made sure all our concerns were addressed from drainage to the color of flowers. We gave him our budget and he stayed within it while providing a phenomenal project. His construction crew were also great to work with. They showed up on time, they left the site clean each day and kept us up to date on any changes or delays. Joe was at the site often to make sure we were happy with the progress, the plants, the layout, etc. When we did make some changes in the design Joe made the changes quickly, easily and perfectly. If this sounds like we are impressed with Huettl Landscape Architecture we are. Not only does he have a phenomenal design aesthetic, but he has a hardworking, experienced crew that is very capable of executing his designs which in our project included steel troweled stucco walls, masonry block walls, a custom deck, slate patio, pebble tile inset strips and 2 custom water features. We highly recommend Huettl Architecture. "
- katheecolman
Ian Moore Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in El Cerrito, 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
Garden Lights Landscape and Pool Development Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in El Cerrito, 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
Vision To Completion
Landscape Architects and Designers in El Cerrito, CA
"Working with Yaniv was an excellent experience for me. We did many projects together, mainly hardscape (backyard design) and every time my clients were amazed with the renderings!! I really appreciate his time and effort to design within the client's budget. I highly recommend Yaniv and his team."
- LUSH REMODELING & DEVELOPMENT INC
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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 El Cerrito, CA house. From there the El Cerrito 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 El Cerrito 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 El Cerrito, 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 architects & landscape designers: Landscape Contractors, Garden & Landscape Supplies, Tree Services, Gardeners, Lawn Care & Sprinklers, Decks, Patios & Outdoor Enclosures.

Questions to ask prospective landscapers in El Cerrito, 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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