Richmond, 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 Richmond 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 Richmond, 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 Richmond, CA that will help create your dream garden. More
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SW Design is distinguished by a strong commitment to design excellence and quality, sustainability, and a direct... Read More
  • Click to Call(415) 323-1149
  • 10 miles from Richmond, 1 project in Richmond
Contra Costa County's Award Winning Landscape Design-Build Solutions
Arborealis provides thoughtful, clever, engaging designs for residential and small commercial landscapes.
In the changing Northern California climate, our projects often start with a desire to reduce water consumption... Read More
  • Click to Call(510) 282-3521
  • 6 miles from Richmond, 1 project in Richmond
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It is our pleasure to always be searching for products that are unique/sophisticated, so you can surround...
Zacate Landscape Design is an award winning residential design company. Based out of the Dogpatch district of... Read More
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  • 11 miles from Richmond, 1 project in Richmond
Contra Costa's Leading Landscape Architect | 4x Best of Houzz Winner
Renovations make up most of our design work. This is great because marrying the best of what is existing with...
We are a licensed Landscape Architecture firm, designing custom outdoor living environments in Northern... 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...
Envision Landscape Studio is a Landscape Architecture and Landscape Construction Firm. We see Landscape... Read More
SF Bay Area Landscape Architecture Firm Best of Houzz 2014-2018
Clients hire JM-LA because of John's unique art, construction, and architectural background along with his...
Integrated Design Studio (IDS) is led by Landscape Architects Jane Sedonaen and Michael Erskine. Together, they... Read More
San Francisco Bay Area's Exclusive Landscape Designer
Kathleen produces unique landscapes bringing together the built and the natural environment, providing spaces for...
Northern & Central CA's Responsive Landscape Architect. Best of Houzz!
Monica Perrone, Monica Perrone Landscape Architecture: Monica Perrone is a sole-practitioner landscape architect...
Arterra provides a unique and visionary residential landscape design service which integrates art with technology... Read More
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Miller Landscape Architecture is a Bay Area design firm specializing in residential design and project management.
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Founded in 1986 in Oakland, CA by Jim Ripley, we provide comprehensive services from Landscape Architecture &...
Huettl Landscape Architecture creates comfortable, yet compelling spaces that respond to the site, region and... Read More
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Envision Landscape Studio is a Landscape Architecture and Landscape Construction Firm. We strive to create spaces...
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Misty Morning Gardens creates unique outdoor atmospheres. We customize gardens that are not only beautiful, but...
Ian Moore Design, Inc. is a landscape design-build firm based in Berkeley, California. We specialize in outdoor... Read More
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Understanding the client's aesthetics and interests and a full appreciation of the landscape's character and home...
Garden Lights Landscape Development is an award winning landscape design/build firm that has been installing... Read More
East Bay Landscape Design & Installation Firm 2 x Best of Houzz!
We are an award-winning landscape design, construction, and gardening company serving the East Bay and Contra...
At Native Sun Gardens, the focus is on drought tolerant plants and low water gardening, edible estates and... Read More
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At Past the Gate, we pride ourselves on our client relationships, as they form the basis for the beautiful...
Boxleaf Design provides landscape design solutions for high-end residential and small commercial projects. We... Read More
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Christopher Lines has created one-of-a-kind garden designs working in the Bay Area and California creating...
HGTV host and designer, Jake Moss, is the founder and principal designer for Jake Moss Designs. Jake Moss Designs... Read More
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Liaison Landscapes, inc. is a full-service landscape development firm offering a dynamic spectrum of design/build...
Ruhina Surendran (LEED AP) has a Masters in Landscape Architecture and a Bachelors in Civil Engineering. She... Read More
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Since 1989 we've provided landscape design & contracting, design build, low voltage landscape lighting,...
Since 1992 Keith Willig Landscape Architecture and Construction has designed and built residential landscapes for... Read More
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We specialize in medium to large scale residential landscape design projects throughout the Bay Area. We love...
Featured Reviews for Landscape Architects and Designers in Richmond, CA
SW Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Richmond, 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
BuenoLuna Landscape Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Richmond, 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
ZACATE LANDSCAPE DESIGN
Landscape Architects and Designers in Richmond, CA
"Mario has been a pleasure to work with in designing our new landscape. He has a calming presence, is patient and thorough. He has been very good at following-up with us and checking in during the design faze of the project. We recently referred Mario to our neighbors who's former landscape design company was lackluster. They were thrilled to work with Mario as well, and felt he went above and beyond during the build portion of their project. We decided to hold off on our yard roll-out for the time being (we had to rearrange our top priority) but look forward to putting Mario's design in place! We only had Mario design the front yard but I am thinking we'll do the back yard too and will not hesitate to use him for that as well."
- dginestro
J. Montgomery Designs
Landscape Architects and Designers in Richmond, 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
Envision Landscape Studio
Landscape Architects and Designers in Richmond, 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
Integrated Design Studio, Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in Richmond, 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
Arterra Landscape Architects
Landscape Architects and Designers in Richmond, 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
Huettl Landscape Architecture
Landscape Architects and Designers in Richmond, 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 Richmond, 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 Richmond, 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
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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 Richmond, CA house. From there the Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond, 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 designers: .

Questions to ask prospective landscapers in Richmond, 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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