Pasadena, 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena, 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 Pasadena, CA that will help create your dream garden. More
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California Waterscapes is Los Angeles and Southern California’s largest Pond Contractor, specializing in Pond... Read More
  • Click to Call(818) 252-0098
  • 14 miles from Pasadena, 4 projects in Pasadena
Pasadena Landscape Architect and Design Firm
AD Design Inc. believes in the idea of garden architecture that has sensibility and the potential to transcend...
Background: Growing up in San Marino, California, a few blocks from the famous Huntington gardens, it's not... Read More
Los Angeles Award-Winning Designer of Sustainable Custom Landscapes
Conscious Living Landscapes is the vision of artist/designer Ketti Kupper. Inspired by the concept of...
Sydney Harrington and Amanda Claverie, both native gals from Southern California, have a passion for plants and... Read More
  • Click to Call(626) 238-0393
  • 9 miles from Pasadena, 4 projects in Pasadena
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10x Best of Houzz Premiere Landscape Architecture Firm
Studio H Landscape Architecture brings its passion for creative design solutions, innovative design details and...
We design stylish spaces that emphasize beauty, comfort and ecological sustainability. Read More
  • Click to Call(626) 765-7074
  • 3 miles from Pasadena, 2 projects in Pasadena
San Gabriel Valley's Landscape Design Contractor Best of Houzz 15-17
We believe outdoor living spaces allow you to expand the functional area of your home beyond the confines of its...
We create sustainable, drought-tolerant landscape design, exterior design and outdoor spaces. Ketti Kupper... Read More
  • Click to Call(323) 870-8229
  • 4 miles from Pasadena, 1 project in Pasadena
Los Angeles' Experienced Landscape Designer Best of Houzz 2017-2018
Focused on preserving & enhancing the unique qualities of the Southern California lifestyle, we share a unique...
Professional Landscape Architecture services throughout Southern California and beyond. At Studio H we strive... Read More
  • Click to Call(949) 829-3746
  • 39 miles from Pasadena, 2 projects in Pasadena
Los Angeles' Exceptional Landscape Design Firm | 4x Best of Houzz
At BlueGreen Landscape Design we specialize in high-end residential homes, commercial and institutional projects,...
Announcement: We are currently booked and will not be taking on any additional projects until May 2014. We are... Read More
San Gabriel Valley's Passionate Garden Design Team | 2x Best of Houzz
Through the collaboration of their design skills, creative eye, and their knowledge of plants and flowers, Sydney...
Using holistic design solutions to help restore parched SoCal landscapes and water thirsty lawns into thriving... Read More
  • Click to Call(323) 209-8728
  • 9 miles from Pasadena, 2 projects in Pasadena
San Gabriel Valley's 75x Award-Winning Pool and Landscape Professional
Garden View is a complete and integrated outdoor construction, nursery and maintenance company. We can take you...
FormLA Landscaping is transforming Los Angeles, one lush, lovely landscape at a time. In providing comprehensive,... Read More
  • Click to Call(818) 353-7030
  • 27 miles from Pasadena, 6 projects in Pasadena
San Gabriel Valley's Creative Landscaping Architect
We equate our role as garden designer to that of a masterful conductor who brings together various individual...
We are a full service landscape design firm located in Southern California and have been in business for over 18... Read More
San Gabriel Valley's Preferred Landscape Designer
Colwynn Design's focus is to create a unique garden design to address & compliment your dream landscape. They...
Complete landscape design and build firm. Read More
  • Click to Call(626) 538-4510
  • 7 miles from Pasadena, 1 project in Pasadena
San Gabriel Valley's Complete Landscape Design & Installation Firm
Pacific Outdoor Living brings all elements of outdoor living spaces under one roof. We specialize in the complete...
Sacred Space Garden Design Inc. is a family-owned, full-service landscape design and installation company.... Read More
  • Click to Call(818) 352-2330
  • 11 miles from Pasadena, 1 project in Pasadena
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  • Click to Call(626) 355-3724
  • 6 miles from Pasadena, 1 project in Pasadena
We specialize in creating an interactive and enjoyable design experience through 3D renderings of custom outdoor... Read More
Shirley Bovshow is a nationally recognized garden designer, garden television host, and principal of EdenMakers... Read More
  • Click to Call(818) 914-5331
  • 27 miles from Pasadena, 1 project in Pasadena
Featured Reviews for Landscape Architects and Designers in Pasadena, CA
California Waterscapes
Landscape Architects and Designers in Pasadena, CA
"Recommended to a Client who I just sold a home to who wanted something unique as a water feature for their home as well as for their numerous dogs to be able to enjoy."
- Ben Jow
Gabriela Yariv Landscape Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Pasadena, CA
"Gavi did landscaping for a couple of our friends and we loved both yards--not knowing that it was Gavi that did BOTH of their yards! We hired Gavi to design and landscape our front yard and courtyard shortly after that. Gavi was easy to work with and we trusted her instincts for plant selections. We ended up winning a beautiful yard award from our city because of the beautiful job Gavi did for us! Love her work!"
- jennpappas
The Garden Natives
Landscape Architects and Designers in Pasadena, CA
"I have had the pleasure on several occasions to collaborate with Amanda and Sydney with regards to irrigating their beautiful native designs. They ladies are extremely creative and provide innovative budget oriented solutions for their clients. Their hands on approach brings a high quality level of service to their clients which is often times lost in professional services today. I highly recommend anyone who is interested in redesigning their yard with with a native approach to reach out to these ladies. Thank you ladies for such a positive experience. Cheers, Nick"
- nick straabe
June Scott Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Pasadena, CA
"We wanted to re-landscape our back yard after living in our house for 30 years. Having raised 4 children, we were looking to create an outdoor living room for ourselves that used more drought resistant, native plants. June was great to work with with. Her plan is beautiful and she recommended a fine contractor who completed the job. We are very satisfied with the plan and are happy with the outcome. June kept within our budget and listened to all our requests and concerns."
- Suzanne Isken
Ketti Kupper Conscious Life Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Pasadena, CA
"I just bought a house in the high desert and I called Ketti for a consultation, I wasn't sure if she would know about how to work in the desert climate but her ideas were amazing. She knows so much about plants and she helped me find the right plants that would grow in my area. Ketti's work is so creative I don't think any other designer would think of the things she does. For example my backyard was surrounded by a pinkish block wall. She suggested I paint the brick a natural plant enhancing brown,and it was amazing how much that small change made in the area. I know with her continuing consultation my yard is becomeing something out of a fairytale, I'll be stepping out into a art-gallery of nature and artistic stone paths that will uplift my soul on a daily basis."
- alohakam
Studio H Landscape Architecture
Landscape Architects and Designers in Pasadena, CA
"I was extremely pleased with the services Studio H provided. They were able to comply with tight deadlines and a limited budget in a very professional manner. Mr. Hunt has an amazing eye for design and brought refreshing, modern plans to the table! "
- Ashley Salzmann Designs
Lenkin Design Inc: Landscape and Garden Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Pasadena, CA
"The most unexpected thing about working on our landscaping project with Heather wasn't just the beautiful work, it was the pleasure we got out of working with her. What a truly pleasant experience. She's a true artist with a very professional edge. We have nothing but gratitude."
- thompsonc
Hummingbird Design, LLC
Landscape Architects and Designers in Pasadena, CA
"We hired Hummingbird Design to fix up our front yard, which had been in a state of disregard for years. They came up with a beautiful plan within our budget and implemented it within our timeframe, using a team that was professional and efficient. We were given specific upkeep instructions and they followed up after completion of the job to make sure we were satisfied and the plants were taking root properly. To this day, Hummingbird is available to answer any of our questions regarding the work or maintenance of the yard. Overall, our experience has been wonderful and we would definitely hire them again and recommend them to anyone who needed landscaping design services."
- Peter Landau
FormLA Landscaping
Landscape Architects and Designers in Pasadena, CA
"Enjoyed working with Cassie and Kirk Aoyagi. I had an idea of how I wanted to change the look of the front yard, adding some Japanese touches and a contemporary fence. It all came out looking great and still looks wonderful."
- kathryn iwata
Garden Studio
Landscape Architects and Designers in Pasadena, CA
"Chris created an excellent plan for our under utilized backyard. Our backyard is now an inviting entertainment area with a covered seating area, separate dining area and low water plantings. A fountain is incorporated off the master bedroom. The plan was presented thoroughly with hard scape color options and the opportunity to add our ideas as well."
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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 Pasadena, CA house. From there the Pasadena 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena, 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 Pasadena, 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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