1,028 San Mateo, 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 San Mateo 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 San Mateo, 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 San Mateo, CA that will help create your dream garden. More
  • Mill Valley Hillside Garden

    Simmonds & Associates, Inc. is a fully licensed landscape architecture firm serving the San Francisco Bay area and...

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  • Los Altos Hills Residence

    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 have...

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  • Fabulous outdoor kitchen

    Kristen Rudger, APLD brings expertise, creativity and enthusiasm to every project she designs, from simple garden...

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  • Hardscape

    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 border...

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  • Hillside Luxury Los Gatos Villa | Infinity Pool

    Vision to Completion is a leading landscape architecture and design firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. We can hel...

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  • 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...

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  • We design modern, nature friendly gardens. Our work explores how we can live closer to nature where it matters mos...

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  • Industry Leading Northern California Landscape Architect & Designer

    Design Focus is a Landscape Architecture & Construction firm located in Ben Lomond, California. We are currently i...

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  • Residential landscape Design for the modern homeowner. Award winning and published firm. All of these photos are G...

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  • Bay Area Custom Outdoor Environments Built Just for You

    Jim Redman has been designing and creating imaginative and functional custom residential landscapes and hardscapes...

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  • Our clients are excited by the possibilities of a new outdoor living space and are enthusiastic to participate in...

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  • 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 kind...

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  • Verdance Landscape Architecture is a residential landscape design studio in Palo Alto, California. We create welco...

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  • 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. Ou...

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  • At Native Sun Gardens, the focus is on drought tolerant plants and low water gardening, edible estates and habitat...

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  • Peninsula Premier Landscape Design Build Firm, Best of Houzz!

    Since 1992 Keith Willig Landscape Architecture and Construction has designed and built residential landscapes for...

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  • Land Studio C is a contemporary landscape architecture firm that utilizes current aesthetics and ethics to address...

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  • Innovative Landscape Design in the Bay Area – 3x Best of Houzz Winner!

    Roushall Gardens is a residential landscape design service in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in creating...

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  • Unique landscape design that caters to the needs & style of the client & the climate & environmental conditions of...

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  • Palo Alto Design Firm "Best of Houzz" 2015-2019

    Greenblott Design has a unique advantage of combined talents. We are landscape and interior designers providing a...

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  • At Rock Paper Clippers, our passion is updating old, tired spaces into beautiful, comfortable spaces that are kind...

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  • 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 & buil...

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  • Miller Landscape Architecture is a Bay Area design firm specializing in residential design and project management....

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  • 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 bot...

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  • Landscape design services focused on low-water use and low-impact design, specializing in native California and Me...

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  • The Bay Area's Inspired Landscape Architects

    Dedicated to rekindling your romance with the outdoors. Our designs are deeply informed by your needs, the site, t...

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  • Each job is approached with a unique perspective, getting to know you and your family to create an outdoor space t...

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  • 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....

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  • Ami Saunders, MLA is a landscape designer specializing in residential design throughout the San Francisco Bay area...

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Featured Reviews for San Mateo, CA Landscape Architects and Designers

AtMar Landscape Services, Inc.
San Mateo, CA Landscape Architects and Designers
Nov 23, 2012
“My experience with AtMar have been wonderful, the owners and laborers are knowledgable, courteous and educated. As a supplier, they pay their bills in a timely manner and always provide crew to help unloading. The architects and homeowners always compliment the staff and I have never heard any negative comments.”
Kristen Rudger Landscape Design
San Mateo, CA Landscape Architects and Designers
Feb 12, 2013
“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!”
Gigi McAdam Landscape Design
San Mateo, CA Landscape Architects and Designers
Oct 8, 2013
“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.”
Design Focus International
San Mateo, CA Landscape Architects and Designers
Jan 21, 2013
“Rebecca Dye, landscape architect at Design Focus, designed a beautiful, functional, ecological, and dog friendly front and backyard that wonderfully transformed the look of my home. Her knowledge of every aspect of plant design and her artistic skill was just amazing. I asked for gardens full of color and I have color virtually all year long. Her staff and crew were also excellent. Rebecca was very involved in every step of the project and she was always checking to make sure everything was up to her high standards. The end result was everything I had hoped for and more.”
Elements Landscape Inc
San Mateo, CA Landscape Architects and Designers
Feb 17, 2013
“Jim is incredible hard-working, diligent, knowledgeable, flexible and conscientious. He loves his work and it shows. My husband and I very much enjoyed the collaborative experience we shared with him while landscaping our new home. Jim has great vision and saved us from many potential mistakes and added a ton of value to our project. On top of everything, we enjoyed our meetings with him because he is a great guy and very personable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him for any project.”
Rock Paper Clippers
San Mateo, CA Landscape Architects and Designers
Feb 23, 2017
“After attempting to design our front and backyard on our own....and never feeling satisfied with our ideas we decided it was time to hire a designer. Having known Kathy on a personal level for a few years she seemed like the perfect choice. I emailed her to ask about how she worked, cost, etc....and she got back to me promptly with detailed answers to my questions. We set up a time to do a walk through and we were impressed immediately by her eye for design, plant knowledge, thorough approach to the design/project, and creativity. We spent months brainstorming together in person, over email, through text, and even via Pinterest board. She created a wonderful landscaping plan complete with a visual plant list. The design included a paver driveway, rock walls, rock bench, DG patio, travertine patio, lawn, electric water feature, stone bird feeder, and beautiful drought resistant plants. We were pleased with her design and perfectionist attitude (woman of my own heart). When the design was complete we had a hard time finding a contractor in our price range that we felt comfortable with. Kathy went above and beyond to help us find the right person. We were so touched by her desire to make sure we had the right contractor to work on our yard for us that we hired her on to check on the project weekly. The project was completely in a timely manner (even with all the crazy rain), and turned out just perfect. To be honest it is even better than we imagined! We can't wait for all of our little plants to grow! She did an amazing job transforming our ivy jungle into a safe place for our toddler and dog to explore. We are already loving all of our time relaxing in our new space. She listened to all of our hopes and desires and truly created a special place.”
Landsystems Landscapes
San Mateo, CA Landscape Architects and Designers
Nov 9, 2012
“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.”
Keith Willig Landscape Services, Inc.
San Mateo, CA Landscape Architects and Designers
May 9, 2015
“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.”
Roushall Gardens
San Mateo, CA Landscape Architects and Designers
Feb 14, 2016
“Tina Roushall is a top notch landscap designer. She is pleasant, intelligent, creative and responsive. Tina listens to her client's requests, researches plants, materials and ideas, and presents them for client's review in conceptual design options with good cost estimations. For every aspect of the job, Tina has several resources she can recommend for clients to interview. While your project is underway, Tina stays in contact with the client and the contractors, physically checking in. When we felt an installed item didn't represent our idea of what something should look like, Tina was on the phone with the installer and on the job site within the hour, assisting in evaluation and change to our liking. When I came up with a new hard scape idea to add to our project mid install, Tina was on the phone with the contractor arranging solutions to my request. Tina is what one would hope for in a perfect landscape designer relationship. We have recommended her to several of our friends who are using her services as well.”
Greenblott Design
San Mateo, CA Landscape Architects and Designers
Feb 2, 2013
“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.”
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