Santa Monica, 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 Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica, 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 Santa Monica, CA that will help create your dream garden. More
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Beth Edelstein is a Landscape Designer and a licensed contractor. She has been running her own landscaping... Read More
Creative Architecture & Landscape Designs in Los Angeles
Each garden has a story and journey of its own which makes it unique. I strive to incorporate color, texture and...
  • Click to Call(805) 452-1199
  • 2 projects in the Santa Monica area
Ecocentrix was founded on the fundamental premise that - the quality of the experience and function of landscapes... Read More
LA Westside's Industry Leading Outdoor 3-D Design Specialists
Visual Studios provides affordable Landscaping Rendering Service that is second to none with the interests of...
  • Click to Call(800) 286-8041
  • 19 projects in the Santa Monica area
At SVA Home and Garden, we create gardens in harmony with the environment, the architecture, and their owners.... Read More
Los Angeles Landscape Designer Best of Houzz 2012-2017
In an era where one is confronted with a world that is constantly in flux we offer the opposite - simplicity,...
  • Click to Call(310) 738-3610
  • 16 projects in the Santa Monica area
Satori Garden Design specializes in residential landscape design with a focus on designing sustainable gardens,... Read More
LA's Established Landscape Design Firm
Studio H2O is an innovative design firm specializing in residential and commercial architecture. As well as,...
  • Click to Call(310) 736-2091
  • 32 projects in the Santa Monica area
Studio H2O is an innovative design firm specializing in residential and commercial architecture. As well as,... Read More
  • Click to Call(310) 736-2091
  • 4 miles from Santa Monica, 6 projects in Santa Monica
Best of Houzz Award Winning Los Angeles Landscape Contractor & Design
We are a full-service professional landscape construction & design firm practiced in facilitating every step of...
  • Click to Call(818) 423-4308
  • 9 projects in the Santa Monica area
My goal is to transform your outdoor space into an inspirational sanctuary. Urban Oasis is a full-service... Read More
  • Click to Call(323) 905-4965
  • 4 miles from Santa Monica, 1 project in Santa Monica
Los Angeles' Landscape Professionals Specializing in Unique Gardens
We specialize in low-water, sustainable gardens in the LA area. Each garden we've created is unique and unlike...
  • Click to Call(310) 601-8835
  • 4 projects in the Santa Monica area
Westside LA's Professional Landscape Design & Installation Firm
My goal is to transform your outdoor space into an inspirational sanctuary. Urban Oasis is a full-service...
  • Click to Call(323) 905-4965
  • 15 projects in the Santa Monica area
Professional Landscape Architecture services throughout Southern California and beyond. At Studio H we strive... Read More
  • Click to Call(949) 829-3746
  • 43 miles from Santa Monica, 2 projects in Santa Monica
LA Westside's Expert Custom Landscape Architect & Designer
Isabel Moritz Designs specializes in thoughtful landscapes. Our goal is to enhance the natural beauty of Southern...
  • Click to Call(818) 740-4595
  • 13 projects in the Santa Monica area
LA Westside Prominent Landscape Design / Build Firm | Best of Houzz
From Conceptual Design through Site Development, our Planning, Design and Construction experience allows us to...
  • Click to Call(424) 253-9909
  • 23 projects in the Santa Monica area
Catherine Bosler specializes in unique, lush, eco-friendly residential landscapes. Her mantra – the new... Read More
  • Click to Call(323) 806-9923
  • 8 miles from Santa Monica, 2 projects in Santa Monica
LA High-End Landscape Design-Build-Nurture Firm | Best of Houzz 2016
Here at Campion Walker Landscapes, our designs endeavor to strike a balance between beauty and practicality:...
  • Click to Call(424) 322-7402
  • 9 projects in the Santa Monica area
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LA Award Winning Landscape Designer & Contractor - Best of Houzz
One of "Five Best Landscape Designers in Los Angeles" according to CBS Latest Best in LA, we're a residential and...
  • Click to Call(323) 796-2526
  • 8 projects in the Santa Monica area
Prime Gardens is an exceptional landscape designer/ builders specializing in bringing our clients best outdoor... Read More
  • Click to Call(800) 991-0238
  • 10 miles from Santa Monica, 3 projects in Santa Monica
LA Westside's Leading Expert in Landscape Design
Our close collaboration with our clients produces works of art that realize their vision. Our installations draw...
  • Click to Call(818) 275-5884
  • 2 projects in the Santa Monica area
LA Westside's Finest Outdoor Living Space Design Specialist
Our team of gardeners and landscaping professionals have decades of experience. We are the company that provide...
The Landscape you envision becomes a reality with inspired original design. Our successful designs come from our... Read More
Landscape Design for Exquisite Outdoor Environments in LA's Westside
We specialize in creating elite outdoor designs for homeowners with discriminating taste and who appreciate...
At Green Landscape Designs, we believe that gardens are essential to enhancing our lives both emotionally and... Read More
  • Click to Call(310) 339-6539
  • 3 miles from Santa Monica, 1 project in Santa Monica
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Greater Los Angeles Premiere Landscape Architecture Firm
Studio H Landscape Architecture brings its passion for creative design solutions, innovative design details and...
  • Click to Call(949) 829-3746
  • 35 projects in the Santa Monica area
Steven Chavez Associates - Landscape Architecture (SCA-LARC) is a Los Angeles based firm dedicated to creating... Read More
  • Click to Call(424) 777-0749
  • 8 miles from Santa Monica, 2 projects in Santa Monica
Los Angeles' Custom Landscape Designer
Whether you want to enhance your home's appearance, create a leisurely retreat, or design an outdoor recreation...
  • Click to Call(310) 339-6539
  • 16 projects in the Santa Monica area
When you want something extraordinary… Campion Walker creates beautiful, award winning landscapes that... Read More
  • Click to Call(424) 322-7402
  • 9 miles from Santa Monica, 2 projects in Santa Monica
Los Angeles Landscape Design Build Firm Best of Houzz 2017
At Eco Landscape Design and Build, it is our mission to work with our clients to build custom landscapes that...
  • Click to Call(818) 639-4946
  • 14 projects in the Santa Monica area
Los Angeles-area designer and installer of sustainable, low-water and native gardens. We design residential... Read More
  • Click to Call(310) 601-8835
  • 15 miles from Santa Monica, 1 project in Santa Monica
West LA's High-End Residential Landscape Architecture Firm
Solidworks is a boutique full services interior & exterior remodeling firm located in LA. We have built a...
  • Click to Call(213) 372-0311
  • 21 projects in the Santa Monica area
We create and transform any outdoor space into a lush, low water dream garden. We also design and build patios,... Read More
  • Click to Call(213) 699-4191
  • 4 miles from Santa Monica, 1 project in Santa Monica
Los Angeles Luxury Landscape Architectural Firm, Best of Houzz 4x!
Mark Scott Associates has been creating elegant and functional landscape architectural solutions for over 20...
  • Click to Call(213) 863-1070
  • 2 projects in the Santa Monica area
Featured Reviews for Landscape Architects and Designers in Santa Monica, CA
BE Landscape Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Santa Monica, CA
"Beth provided a wonderful landscape design and creation program for our home. Taking our tastes, budget and timing into account, she came up with designs that were creative and realistic. She oversaw the job from beginning to end and was always available to answer questions or to help make last minute changes without a problem. Everything that was supposed to be done was completed as imagined and on schedule. Beth was not only exceptionally professional and ethical, but very enjoyable to work with. We were very, very pleased with the process and the results. I would recommend her services to anyone."
- cjonesrun
ecocentrix landscape architecture
Landscape Architects and Designers in Santa Monica, CA
"The team of Ecocentrix did an amazing job of transforming my yard into a beautiful garden. I spend many hours outside enjoying their work. They continue to support me and my garden even after the initial work was completed. They have an understanding and appreciation of repurposing existing materials and plants. I was listened to but also advised in areas where my inexperience was obvious. I always recommend Ecocentrix to friends who are looking to beautify their property."
- margedean
SVA Home and Garden
Landscape Architects and Designers in Santa Monica, CA
"We hired SVA to design and install a drought-tolerant front yard. SVA was easy to work with and provided us with all the necessary information for the project--which involved removing the existing lawn, preparing the ground, garden design, procuring the plants and rocks, and installation. The result is a lovely yard with a nice design and interesting, healthy plants. We were very satisfied with SVA."
- Nan Borcherding
Satori Garden Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Santa Monica, CA
"Arleen designed both my front and backyards. The front is a beautiful drought tolerant oasis and the back features reclaimed materials for a super creative patio/outdoor living room. Arleen is great to work with--she listens to what you want and finds a perfect solution. The process from design to install is exactly to her specs--she delivers perfectly as promised. I think the best part of the landscape is when I sit in the front yard and people stop to tell me how much they love the design. Arleen's landscape design doesn't just make me happy, it makes my whole neighborhood happy."
- laurendela
Studio H2O
Landscape Architects and Designers in Santa Monica, CA
"With decades of global design experience and a passion for creative thinking, there was no question we wanted to join forces with PJ and his design team at Studio H2o. Brought together by a fellow architectural firm, our teams have been designing together on luxury outdoor living spaces throughout Southern California. PJ has continuously designed unique water features and fire features for our clients' pools and gardens; always exceeding their expectations. Finding consistency and integrity in the construction industry is rare, bringing together our companies, we have found a partnership which keeps our clients happy and the creative design process flowing smoothly. Our clients' needs are the main priority in both of our design teams, together we are a fit!"
- Intex Design and Construction
Urban Oasis
Landscape Architects and Designers in Santa Monica, CA
"We wanted a change to our rather pedestrian front lawn. We were recommended to Urban Oasis by a satisfied friend. Essentially, we wanted a grassless front lawn with herbs - drought resistant plants - rocks and gravel artistically placed with some color highlights and an overall feeling of serenity. We reviewed some lawns that we liked and Urban Oasis came up with a unique design that met our needs but was cost effective. Debbie G. submitted drawings and estimates. Her crews were superb. She worked right along with the gardeners and supervised the tree trimmers, etc., Project came in under estimate.."
- anetberman
Studio H Landscape Architecture
Landscape Architects and Designers in Santa Monica, 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
Bosler Earth Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Santa Monica, CA
"My husband and I decided to remodel our front and back yards 3 years ago and wanted a drought tolerant garden. We hired Catherine through a friend’s recommendation who was very pleased with her work. Catherine is a pleasure to work with, she made sure that she understood what we wanted and listened carefully to find out our tastes and lifestyle. She brought lots of great suggestions that we would not have thought of and designed a beautiful plan. While the garden was under construction, she was hands on paying attention to every detail during the process making sure that everything was perfect and on budget. Three years later, the results are beyond our expectations, we get compliments all the time and people even stop in the street to photograph our garden. As Catherine told us, maintenance is low and we save a nice amount of money every month on our water bill compared to our old landscape."
- rinabaz
Prime Gardens
Landscape Architects and Designers in Santa Monica, CA
"replace our old concrete driveway with pavers also I added the back patio and connected it to the driveway with a pathway. also I am having them designing 2 planter beds and a pergola for the back patio as well. Sina was really nice over the phone and scheduled for Ali to stop by and do a walk around with me. Ali is a pro, he brought samples with him and has a great vision, we ended up adding the back patio and connecting it to the driveway with a pathway. He came a few days after we a design and a detailed proposal. Even though their quote was a little higher that the other providers I decided to with them since they had geotextile and sealer included in their proposal. The job took about 8 days to finish and either Ali or Sina was always on site. They did nice cleanup at the end the driveway look really great now. I'm extremely happy with my choice and I would definately recommend them to my friends and family"
- saeedrabiee
CARL BALTON + ASSOCIATES
Landscape Architects and Designers in Santa Monica, CA
"We have built an installed multiple projects designed by Carl (Pergolas, Arbors, Driveway Doors, etc.). His plans are always clear, detailed, and well thought out, while still leaving room for collaborative input by all parties involved. His goal is always to get the best possible design for the project. I recommend him to my clients when they need insightful landscape design. I always appreciate his hard work and care that he gives to my clients."
- toddmckee
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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 Santa Monica, CA house. From there the Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica, 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 Santa Monica, 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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