Mill Valley, 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 Mill Valley 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 Mill Valley, 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 Mill Valley, CA that will help create your dream garden. More
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Integrated Design Studio (IDS) is led by Landscape Architects Jane Sedonaen and Michael Erskine. Together, they... Read More
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...
SCHWARTZ AND ASSOCIATES is a landscape architecture, planning, and project management firm. Our practice... 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...
SW Design is distinguished by a strong commitment to design excellence and quality, sustainability, and a direct... Read More
Bay Area Landscape Architect & Design Build Best of Houzz 2018
We work closely with our clients from design through construction administration in order to create unique,...
Pedersen Associates has provided comprehensive land planning and award-winning design services for estate,... Read More
East Bay Architects & Landscape Architects Best of Houzz 2016
At Inside Out Design, we strive to bring our combined fields of architecture and landscape knowledge to the table...
Arterra provides a unique and visionary residential landscape design service which integrates art with technology... Read More
Marin County Leading Landscape Designer Specializing in Custom Decks
Our focus is the creative blending of all landscape components including decks, water features, porches,...
Landscape design that imbues inspiration and excites emotion in the beholder. We collaborate closely with our... Read More
Marin County Landscape Architect | Best of Houzz Award Winner
IDS is led by Landscape Architects Jane Sedonaen and Michael Erskine. Together they bring innovative and creative...
The Land Collaborative is a dual-licensed landscape architecture, design, and construction firm based in Marin... Read More
Marin County Premier Landscape Design-Build Firm | Best of Houzz 2018
TLC is a Licensed Landscape architectural and landscape contracting design build firm in the San Francisco Bay...
Simmonds & Associates, Inc. is a fully licensed landscape architecture firm serving the San Francisco Bay area... Read More
Marin County's Expert Landscape Design & Maintenance Firm
An 18-year veteran of the landscape design industry, Lisa Kaiser is passionate and committed to bringing the...
The Garden Route Company was founded by Richard Radford and Sandy Ayers in 2000 and has continued to design &... Read More
Bay Area Landscape Architect Best of Houzz 2017
SW Design is distinguished by a strong commitment to design excellence and quality, sustainability, and a direct...
Best of Houzz 2013-2017. Award Winning Landscape Designer Eileen Kelly creates unique landscape and garden... Read More
Marin County Custom Design and Construction Best of Houzz 2015
We are a design/build company specializing in landscape design and construction. We have served the Northern Bay...
Bradanini & Associates, a full service landscape architecture firm, has been creating sophisticated award winning... Read More
San Francisco & Monterey Bay Area's Trusted Landscape Architect
Whisler Land Planning's years of successful landscape design and knowledge of how people use and enjoy the...
Design & Build. Creative contemporary design, fabrications and installations. Landscape and Architectural... Read More
Marin County's Ecological Landscape Design Build Firm
DIY Edible Gardens is an ecological landscape design build firm and education company. Our focus is on creating...
Huettl Landscape Architecture creates comfortable, yet compelling spaces that respond to the site, region and... Read More
Marin County's Premier Landscape Architects Best of Houzz 2012-2017
Well known for designs that foster a seamless flow between indoors & out, our team brings innovative ideas,...
At Native Sun Gardens, the focus is on drought tolerant plants and low water gardening, edible estates and... Read More
Marin County's Top Landscape Architect & Designer | Best of Houzz 2018
Christian Douglas Design is an experienced, Landscape design company that creates stylized outdoor spaces which...
Galen Fultz has been designing landscapes in Northern California for 30 years and is the owner of Avant Garden, a... Read More
Wine Country's Award-Winning Landscape Design Firm Best of Houzz 2014
A Landscape Architecture Firm focusing on creative and innovative designs for high end residences, estates and...
Featured Reviews for Landscape Architects and Designers in Mill Valley, CA
Integrated Design Studio, Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in Mill Valley, 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
Schwartz and Associates Landscape Architecture
Landscape Architects and Designers in Mill Valley, CA
"Our backyard was an unused, overgrown patch of dirt before David transformed it into an amazing little oasis within the city of San Francisco. With the addition of a fence and planting for privacy, not to mention the amazing garden design, it’s become an intimate extension of our home with a wooden deck, flagstone steps, an herb garden, and even a special area for our pooch. David was also a pleasure to work with. He was quite inspiring with his ideas and designs and was professional and flexible as we worked together towards a final vision. Once we finalized the drawings, he and his crew swiftly and efficiently executed our perfect little backyard."
- Joanna Hobson
SW Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Mill Valley, CA
"Following the recommendation of a friend, I hired Stephanie Wondolleck and her design firm, SW Design, for a much-needed and long-delayed landscaping project for the front of our home in Marin County, California. Stephanie was very good at figuring out what we would like (given our tastes and cost constraints), even though we were not very sure what we wanted. She did everything she said she would do, including using only deer-resistant plants and bringing the project in on budget and on-time. Meeting the deadlines required careful coordination of various contractors, at which she was very adept. Stephanie is professional, creative, thoughtful--and a pleasure to work with. We would (will) happily and confidently hire her and SW Design again."
- pscheer
Pedersen Associates
Landscape Architects and Designers in Mill Valley, CA
"As an architect, I have worked firsthand with Pete Pedersen on numerous projects and have always found him to be a consummate professional. He listens to the client and then creates beautiful landscape solutions that are not only award winning quality, but also are responsive to budget constraints. He is both creative and practical. We always seek to work with Pete every chance we get."
- ccreath
Arterra Landscape Architects
Landscape Architects and Designers in Mill Valley, 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
Derviss Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Mill Valley, CA
"Michelle created an inspired Landscape Plan for me, with a gorgeous sinuous stone path layout that fully delighted. She then empowered me in exercising my own creativity in executing the plan, as I had requested, guiding, providing resources, and educating patiently as needed. Her design sense is well-honed, her plant knowledge extensive. I particularly appreciate her knowledge of the fascinating plants of Australia and South Africa, so appropriate for our climate and need to be water-wise. Her services are well-priced, she's timely, and accessible for questions. She comes from a line of artisans, which is reflected in her quality of work. I've engaged a number of landscape professionals over many years and found the collaboration with Michelle to be bring happiness to me and my garden."
- awakening1
The Land Collaborative
Landscape Architects and Designers in Mill Valley, CA
"TLC was excellent to work with. Their approach was flexible and adaptive to our requirements and the strength is in the final product; very high quality workmanship and attention to detail."
- mharrow
Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in Mill Valley, 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
The Garden Route Company
Landscape Architects and Designers in Mill Valley, 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
Dig Your Garden Landscape Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Mill Valley, CA
"I am DELIGHTED with my garden and appreciate all the hard word that Eileen put into the design and installation. It's in full bloom and I LOVE it. I often wander out in the morning or afternoon to talk to the flowers, or sit on the bench and enjoy the view. It's so serene and relaxing, it's EXACTLY what I wanted. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You MORE than met my expectations!""
- carolyngoodman
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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 Mill Valley, CA house. From there the Mill Valley 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 Mill Valley 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 Mill Valley, 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 Mill Valley, 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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