Los Altos, 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 Los Altos 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 Los Altos, 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 Los Altos, CA that will help create your dream garden. More
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Green Patio, Best of Houzz 2016 Award Winner, is a landscape design company owned and operated by Lynn Saunders.... Read More
SF Bay Area Landscape Designer Best of Houzz 2014-2018!
Landscape design and installation company specializing in custom residential remodel.
Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group (formerly Kikuchi & Associates) is a Northern California landscape architectural... Read More
Palo Alto's Award-Winning Landscape Design Services
We specialize in residential landscape design providing a contemporary vision with an emphasis on low-water...
Landsystems Landscapes is a full service landscaping design/build company that has over 25 years of experience.... 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...
Greenblott Design is an integrative firm, combining Landscape Architecture, Architectural & Interior Design. The... Read More
Award-winning Landscape Architect & Designer serving the Peninsula
Rhadiante Van de Voorde's award winning work has been showcased at the 2001, 2002, and 2003 San Francisco Flower...
Unique landscape design that caters to the needs & style of the client & the climate & environmental conditions... Read More
The Peninsula's Landscape Architecture/Construction Firm-Best of Houzz
Our team is uniquely suited to provide landscape architectural services that emphasize the judicious use of...
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's Leading Landscape Architects & Designers
Treeline Designz is an award winning Landscape & Garden design & Horticulture consulting company. We design and...
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...
Jolee has been providing fine landscape design and consultation services to the San Francisco Bay Area since 1984... Read More
Full Service Design/Build Landscape Company Serving the Bay Area
The diversity of individuals and experts is enabling us to go from initial design, through the accompanying...
Premier Landscape & Pool Design/Build Specializing in Outdoor Living
We've been creating & constructing unique landscapes and swimming pools for over 30 years. Best of Houzz Service...
dhd damir hurdich design is a San Francisco and Los Altos based design practice focused on sustainable design... Read More
South Bay Award Winning Landscape Architecture | Best of Houzz 2016
Landscape Architecture firm, specializing in Northern California drought tolerant landscapes for residential and...
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...
Landscape Design Professional specializing in the creation of outdoor living, dining and entertaining spaces. Read More
Industry Leading Northern California Landscape Architect & Designer
Design Focus is a Landscape Architecture & Construction firm located in Ben Lomond, California. We are currently...
Peninsula Premier Landscape Design Build Firm, Best of Houzz!
Since 1992 Keith Willig Landscape Architecture and Construction has designed and built residential landscapes for...
Since 1992 Keith Willig Landscape Architecture and Construction has designed and built residential landscapes for... Read More
Peninsula's Progressive Landscape Architect - 3x Best of Houzz
Jolee creates outdoor living spaces that are enhanced by water saving Mediterranean plants, natives or other...
We specialize in residential landscape design providing a contemporary vision with an emphasis on low-water... Read More
Silicon Valley's Landscape Design & Build Firm | Best of Houzz!
We're a turnkey solution providing expertise at all phases to create highly innovative, intimate gardens with a...
Landscape design and consultation services by an award winning designer with a Landscape Architecture degree... Read More
Bay Area's Professional Design-Build Concrete and Landscaping Company
Here at Conscapes, we are committed and dedicated to provide you with quality standards and accountability for...
A best of Houzz winner for 2013-2017, and again in 2019, Zeterre is a Landscape Architecture Firm focusing on... Read More
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Miller Landscape Architecture is a Bay Area design firm specializing in residential design and project management.
Jenna Bayer Garden Design creates a relationship with clients that is communicative and productive, in order to... Read More
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Jim Redman has been designing and creating imaginative and functional custom residential landscapes and...
The purpose of our Design Community is to create joy, to improve the quality of life for humans and all living... Read More
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Featured Reviews for Landscape Architects and Designers in Los Altos, CA
Green Patio Landscape Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Los Altos, CA
"It was great to work with Lynn Saunders on a complete re-do of our landscaping. Lynn worked with us throughout the months-long project from generating initial design concepts, to finding and managing multiple service providers, ordering plants and trees and carefully overseeing every aspect of the installation. Lynn has so many wonderful qualities that make her a pleasure to work with. Not only does she contribute excellent ideas but she also really cares about the quality of work -- everything from how the plans translate to reality (and adjustments that must be made in the field), to the health of the plants and trees when they are delivered to the site, to the reliability and design of the irrigation systems. Since we live in an area with persistent water shortages and drought, I particularly appreciated Lynn's attention to our desire to have both a beautiful and climate-appropriate landscape. Lynn was also very attentive to our budget and I felt she treated the expenditures as though they were coming from her own pocketbook. I would recommend Lynn without reservation."
- kjanowski
Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group
Landscape Architects and Designers in Los Altos, 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!"
- Aquamatic Pool Cover Systems
Landsystems Landscapes
Landscape Architects and Designers in Los Altos, CA
"This past summer we hired Landsystems Landscapes to design a backyard retreat for our family. We wanted a space that would be both beautiful and functional, a place for us to entertain our family and friends, but also serve as a private oasis to escape for some peace and quiet. Landsystems were exactly the right people for our job. Not only are they landscape architects, but they’re also contractors. So we knew that if we liked their design ideas we could also hire them to complete the construction too. At first, I worried that hiring landscape designers meant hiring other people’s own personal styles, choices and ideas. I also worried we would be giving up input as to the direction things would go or what we wanted for our space. However, with Landsystems Landscape this was never the case. From their detailed online project questionnaire to multiple design meetings at our house to gain a better understanding of our wants, needs, likes and dislikes Landsystems Landscapes has made the whole design process a collaborative effort that has been both enjoyable and educational. We have felt guided and informed throughout the entire process, never pushed or strayed away from our own likes and the things most important to us. They made sure that we understood each step and felt comfortable and confident with each choice and decision we made. Every person from the Landsystems’ team was professional, respectful, reliable and knowledgeable. In addition, the Landsystems’ personnel made us feel important and valued. They took the time to listen, explain and answer any and all questions we had, even if we asked the same question before or maybe needed a little more explanation or information before feeling completely confident and comfortable with our decision. Of course, a huge factor in our project was budget…everyone has one and everyone is trying to stick to it! Budget was something that we discussed with Landsystems early on in the design process. It was a constant topic and reference point that helped guide our decisions. Landsystems worked very closely with us to stay within our budget without compromising the beautiful design they had created for our backyard. By the end we knew exactly what work was going to be done, how much it was going to cost us and what the final product was going to look like. We were so pleased with Landsystems Landscapes that after the completion of the design process we hired them to implement their creative vision and construct our new backyard. Demolition began a couple weeks ago and we couldn’t be happier with the company, crew and workmanship."
- simplyallyson
Greenblott Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Los Altos, CA
"Eric and Mae were the commensurate professionals from the begining of design to landscape completion. They had a consistent presence on-site to monitor work crews and hands on particpation to enusre the very best results...always paying great attention to detail. Also,It was very important to us to save and relocate most of the existing plantings to newly created beds. Eric and Mae did a wonderful, conscientious job of accomplishing that. Best of all, we can look out of any window in our house and see beautiful gardens, rustic decking, and majestic Maine-like boulders...just what we wanted."
- r87638
Just in Thyme Landscape Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Los Altos, CA
"I can't speak highly enough about Just in Thyme Landscape Design. Gina is a consummate professional and extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of landscape design. Her communication skills are top-notch -- she always responds quickly to emails, phone calls, texts and she is adept at sharing ideas and concepts in a clear manner with a layperson. Throughout our project, I found Gina to be creative, thoughtful, and thorough in her approach to our landscaping design. And the icing on the cake is just how nice she is and how fun it is to spend time with her. I give her my strongest recommendation."
- Amy Pal
Vision To Completion
Landscape Architects and Designers in Los Altos, 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
Jolee Horne Landscape Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Los Altos, CA
"We have worked with Jolee Horne since the summer of 1996, when we remodeled our house and garden. The garden was a from-the-ground-up project, necessitating design, irrigation, and planting. Jolee is totally knowledgeable people in all areas; she has an artist's eye and an inventor's creativity. She listened attentively and was diplomatic in steering us toward things that would both work well and satisfy our own vision. We have continued to work with her to the present day; she is the first person I call for updates on planting ideas. We see her at least twice a year for consults and work on our garden. She came highly recommended when we were looking for help. We, in turn, highly recommend her eye and talent."
- sueschiff
dhd damir hurdich design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Los Altos, CA
"Damir is an absolute pleasure to work with, and a talent of the highest order He will work his idea to your budget, not the other way round. And he will listen to you and your vision, really listen! We've used several landscape designers over the years and he's the best by far"
- Scott Kerson
Eve Castles Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Los Altos, CA
"We selected Eve Castles Design and Paul Daniels Design to collaborate on the design of our back yard. Eve and Paul really take the time to listen and understand what is important to you for your back yard experience. Their design plan, contracted to Solid Rock Landscape to implement, exceeded our expectations. We now have a beautiful, low maintenance, drought-resistant back yard complimenting our house remodel that we enjoy sharing with our family and friends. We highly recommend Eve, Paul and Solid Rock."
- Barrett Breuckman
Keith Willig Landscape Services, Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in Los Altos, 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
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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 Los Altos, CA house. From there the Los Altos 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 Los Altos 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 Los Altos, 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 Los Altos, 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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