Hillsborough, 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 Hillsborough 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 Hillsborough, 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 Hillsborough, CA that will help create your dream garden. More
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At Del Conte’s Landscaping, we’ll partner with you to create a natural outdoor environment that will suit your... Read More
  • Click to Call(650) 825-9681
  • 23 miles from Hillsborough, 4 projects in Hillsborough
The Peninsula's Leading Landscape Designer
Bergez & Associates’ designs achieve uncommon outdoor environments on both small- and large-scale projects by...
  • Click to Call(650) 667-7638
  • 2 projects in the Hillsborough area
The Garden Route Company was founded by Richard Radford and Sandy Ayers in 2000 and has continued to design &... Read More
  • Click to Call(415) 608-8144
  • 7 miles from Hillsborough, 2 projects in Hillsborough
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...
  • Click to Call(510) 466-1368
  • 2 projects in the Hillsborough area
Since 1992 Keith Willig Landscape Architecture and Construction has designed and built residential landscapes for... Read More
  • Click to Call(650) 581-9146
  • 15 miles from Hillsborough, 1 project in Hillsborough
Bay Area’s Premier Landscape Construction and Maintenance Company
We are a full service landscape construction and maintenance company servicing the San Francisco Bay Area. We...
  • Click to Call(650) 400-4399
  • 3 projects in the Hillsborough area
Each job is approached with a unique perspective, getting to know you and your family to create an outdoor space... Read More
  • Click to Call(650) 667-7535
  • 1 mile from Hillsborough, 2 projects in Hillsborough
Industry Leading Northern California Landscape Architect & Designer
Design Focus is a Landscape Architecture & Construction firm located in Ben Lomond, California. We are currently...
  • Click to Call(831) 508-3249
  • 2 projects in the Hillsborough area
Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group (formerly Kikuchi & Associates) is a Northern California landscape architectural... Read More
  • Click to Call(650) 726-7100
  • 8 miles from Hillsborough, 1 project in Hillsborough
Peninsula Landscape & Hardscape Designer Best of Houzz '15, '17, & '18
Kristen Rudger brings expertise, creativity and enthusiasm to every project she designs, from simple garden...
  • Click to Call(650) 262-0601
  • 20 projects in the Hillsborough area
GardenArt Group is an award winning Landscape Architecture and garden design firm in the San Francisco bay area,... Read More
  • Click to Call(415) 992-5698
  • 14 miles from Hillsborough, 2 projects in Hillsborough
  • Click to Call(650) 351-4094
  • 3 projects in the Hillsborough area
Kristen Rudger, APLD brings expertise, creativity and enthusiasm to every project she designs, from simple garden... Read More
  • Click to Call(650) 262-0601
  • 7 miles from Hillsborough, 1 project in Hillsborough
The Peninsula's Full Service Landscape Design-Build Company
Landsystems Landscapes is a full service landscaping design/build company that has over 25 years of experience....
  • Click to Call(650) 851-2793
  • 24 projects in the Hillsborough area
Simmonds & Associates, Inc. is a fully licensed landscape architecture firm serving the San Francisco Bay area... Read More
  • Click to Call(510) 833-6952
  • 31 miles from Hillsborough, 1 project in Hillsborough
Palo Alto Design Firm "Best of Houzz" 2015, 2016 & 2017
Greenblott Design has a unique advantage of combined talents. We are landscape and interior designers providing a...
  • Click to Call(650) 646-5494
  • 5 projects in the Hillsborough area
Terra Rubina is a Landscape Design Build company specializing in Mediterranean modern design. Essentially drought... Read More
  • Click to Call(650) 288-6888
  • 4 miles from Hillsborough, 2 projects in Hillsborough
San Francisco Bay Area's Forward-Thinking Landscape Architecture Firm
Each unique place we create is a sanctuary from the stresses of life and an environment that nourishes the spirit...
  • Click to Call(510) 833-6952
  • 4 projects in the Hillsborough area
Katharine Webster Inc. views every project as an opportunity to design landscape architectural solutions that are... Read More
  • Click to Call(415) 757-0794
  • 15 miles from Hillsborough, 1 project in Hillsborough
Bay Area's Expert in Custom Outdoor Spaces | Best of Houzz 2018
Here at Gigi McAdam Landscape design we are dedicated to creating the perfect custom plan for you. Our goal is to...
  • Click to Call(650) 667-7535
  • 6 projects in the Hillsborough area
I am an organic gardening consultant and edible landscape designer working in the San Francisco Bay Area. My... Read More
  • Click to Call(650) 464-3045
  • 48 miles from Hillsborough, 1 project in Hillsborough
Collaborative Award Winning Bay Area Landscape Design Build Firm
The Garden Route Company was founded by Richard Radford and Sandy Ayers in 2000 and has continued to design &...
  • Click to Call(415) 608-8144
  • 16 projects in the Hillsborough area
Bay Tree Design, inc. provides collaborative design and planning services to a wide range of clients on projects... Read More
  • Click to Call(510) 644-1320
  • 21 miles from Hillsborough, 1 project in Hillsborough
Peninsula Premier Landscape Design Build Firm, Best of Houzz!
Since 1992 Keith Willig Landscape Architecture and Construction has designed and built residential landscapes for...
  • Click to Call(650) 581-9146
  • 10 projects in the Hillsborough area
Envision Landscape Studio is a Landscape Architecture and Landscape Construction Firm. We see Landscape... Read More
The Peninsula's Top Resource for Sustainable Outdoor Design Solutions
At Rock Paper Clippers, our passion is updating old, tired spaces into beautiful, comfortable spaces that are...
  • Click to Call(650) 419-4524
  • 5 projects in the Hillsborough area
The leading design studio in San Jose and Los Angeles since 2011. We can help you design and visualize your dream... Read More
Bay Area Custom Outdoor Environments Built Just for You
Jim Redman has been designing and creating imaginative and functional custom residential landscapes and...
  • Click to Call(650) 389-5588
  • 2 projects in the Hillsborough area
We are a licensed Landscape Architecture firm, designing custom outdoor living environments in Northern... Read More
Featured Reviews for Landscape Architects and Designers in Hillsborough, CA
Del Conte’s Landscaping
Landscape Architects and Designers in Hillsborough, CA
"Del Conte's Landscaping has installed several of my designs in Northern California’s East Bay area and I appreciate the partnership approach they take. Rather than racing through the work once they are awarded the bid, they keep me (the designer) apprised of the project’s process, requesting input whenever site or budget considerations dictate a change in direction. More importantly, the clients have been highly satisfied, both with the service and communication they received during the installation process, and with the look of their finished gardens."
- Creative Exteriors Landscape Design
The Garden Route Company
Landscape Architects and Designers in Hillsborough, CA
"The design/build team at Garden Route are impressive. Rich and Sandy's designs are contemporary and liveable, and always striking and interesting. The designs are enhanced by an environmental consciousness regarding the use of water and the use of plants such as native plants and grasses that do not require regular maintenance and a chemical regime to sustain. They have an outstanding knowledge of useful and innovative materials for their designs. They create conceptually interesting gardens where the complexity and thought that goes into the design and construction supports eminently liveable spaces."
- kayhamilton
Keith Willig Landscape Services, Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in Hillsborough, CA
"We worked with Keith this last winter to redo essentially all of the yard space for our suburban home. This included front (yard, walkways, driveway), back (yard, patio), sides (planter boxes, walkways). We're very happy with not just the results, but the experience of working with Keith. Our house is an Eichler, so we were looking for a modern aesthetic in the design phase. Both Keith and designer Charlie Loy worked on preliminary design iterations. We worked with Keith directly as the design finalized, through the inevitable tradeoffs between features & budget. Through the build process, Keith was creative, flexible, and unflappable in making design and build adjustments due to complications (tree overhang required fire put to move, which meant the layout of some key benches and walls had to move, Keith worked out a new design immediately) and opportunities (turning some reclaimed boulders and river rocks into a water-less water feature). Budget and schedule: Our budget was around $100K, and we were able to stick pretty close to it, by changing some design elements so that the final design was at budget. Once we were in the build phase, both budget and schedule went without a hitch. Of course there were delays, but Keith and Cesar, his foreman, kept us informed, and worked around delays (inspections, parts not showing up) as much as they could. The whole crew was professional and thoughtful throughout the process -remember when we had those big storms in Nov /Dec - they made sure that even tho the yard was a muddy mess, we had clear access to the house. In the end, we're very very happy, and I would whole-heartedly recommend Keith Willig. Our new landscaping is not only beautiful, its 10X more usable! Keith & co were able to unlock parts of the property that we didn't even think about, and make them great."
- Larry Cheng
Gigi McAdam Landscape Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Hillsborough, CA
"Gigi provided me with a complete landscape design , displaying all the flowers and trees that we discussed and where they were being placed. She ordered all the plants and materials from the nursery. She introduced me to the the gardner that she works with, who did all the sprinklers, irrigation,new lawn and the planting. She was there when delivery was made and did an inventory of all the plants. Gigi oversaw the project till the very end and updated me on any time changes. As far as customer satisfaction, she was superb and I felt that I could call her or email her at any time. Lastly, she gave me an estimate in the very beginning, and stuck to it throughout the project unless I made any changes. I would highly recommend her landscape design company to anyone."
- jp2525
Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group
Landscape Architects and Designers in Hillsborough, CA
"We have had the pleasure of working with Kikuchi & Assiciates for over 20 years on projects all over the Bay Area. Keep up the good work, love your designs!"
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Gardenart Group
Landscape Architects and Designers in Hillsborough, CA
"An excellent landscape designer. Worked with me to provide a design that helped me express myself.........when I didn't even know that was happening. He took a small lot in a nice neighborhood with 1960;s tract housing and made it look large, restful, private and at the same time accessible & inviting to neighbors passing by."
- dodiben
Kristen Rudger Landscape Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Hillsborough, CA
"Kristen designed a beautiful makeover for our yard - front, back and sides. She asked lots of questions before designing anything - what we wanted (pavers, pretty flowers), what we didn't want (water feature, yellow flowers) and in general, how we wanted to use our yard. She came up with lovely, detailed plans for a traditional looking garden (with our traditional looking house) - that were revised slightly with discussion, then found a couple of contractors to bid on the work. She supervised the work of the one we chose, making sure they followed the plans. She recommended a new gardner - good choice. About a year later she replaced the few plants that hadn't made it (for no charge), and now almost two years later the place is absolutely beautiful! I can't tell you how many complements we have received ever since the job was originally completed - and they continue to this day!"
- katybejarano
Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in Hillsborough, CA
"I've had the pleasure to work with Simmonds & Associates on a number of projects. Their work is absolutely stunning. Their landscapes are like walking into beautiful sanctuaries where one can escape from the stresses of life. In fact, I hated to leave their projects sites! Yet, what I enjoyed most in working with Warren and Alex was watching their client interactions. They truly listen to their clients and as a result their clients rave about them. Whereas other landscape architects take their brand and stamp it onto a client's property, Simmonds & Associates work to transform their client's vision into a reality. If you want a Landscape Architect who will listen, work as your partner and help you transform your vision into a beautify sanctuary using cutting edge sustainability practices - Simmonds & Associates is the ideal firm."
- gdanford
Terra Rubina
Landscape Architects and Designers in Hillsborough, CA
"Juliana of Terra Rubina designed the soft-scape of my dismal garden and transformed it from an Adams Family smorgasbord of grey and brown to a vibrant, verdant retreat. Years later her initial plantings have held up beautifully. Juliana is honest, resourceful, sensitive to the client's tastes, and is a delightful person. Five stars: highest recommendation."
- Demarest Campbell Art and Interiors
Katharine Webster Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in Hillsborough, CA
"Kate revamped all the landscaping around our house, oversaw installation of a new patio, designed and oversaw construction of a new stone driveway and landscaped a solar panel array. She was a dream to work with and really took ownership of the project to insure that not only were the designs great but that the various contractors involved completed the work with the highest level of quality and workmanship. Kate offered assistance at all stages of the project including choosing the right materials and plant palette and also making sure that an ongoing maintenance plan was put in place. I would not hesitate to work with her again."
- rpllc
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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 Hillsborough, CA house. From there the Hillsborough 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 Hillsborough 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 Hillsborough, 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 Hillsborough, 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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