Need help incorporating NOVA natives in your landscape?
Local Landscape Designers
Northern Virginia landscape professionals who work almost exclusively with NoVA Natives
Native Plant Landscape Design
Also CBLP certified
Asclepias Landscape Design
Hands Dirty DC
John Snellgrove (CBLP certified)
Throughout Northern Virginia
Empire Landscape, LLC
Restoration plantings, also designed landscapes
Chain Bridge Native Landscapes
Also CBLP certified
JP Lange Consulting
Tree Preservation - Design - Planting
Would you like to turn your yard (or even your balcony) into a certified wildlife habitat? An Audubon-at-Home ambassador will walk your property with you and give you advice to get started. (They will not give you a landscape design. For that, you need to hire someone!)
Landscape designers with Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professionals certification plus a particular interest in working with native plants
(The Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional program trains people on dealing with erosion and stormwater issues while using native plants.)
Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Directory: cblpro.org/directory
West Winds Nursery
Rivas Design Landscaping
Del Ray Landscapes
Nancy Striniste (natural spaces for children)
Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William Counties
Terra Landscape and Design
Naitve Roots Landscaping
Landscape designers with a particular interest in working with native plants
Beyond the Azalea, LLC
Christine Miller, Virginia Certified Horticulturalist
Blue Iris Gardens
Kristin Iris Sprangle
A Peacable Garden
Leslie Solitario, River's Edge Landscaping
Thomas Aurelio, Hidden Lane Architectural Landscapes
Projects $8000 or more
Native Havens, LLC
Service area includes Loudoun County
Pimmit Hills Pollinator Company
Campbell & Ferrara
Monarch Vegetation Service, Inc
Center for Urban Habitats
The Clifton Institute has a Land Management Outreach Associate available to visit local properties in Loudoun, Fairfax and Prince William to give advice about managing land for the benefit of native plants and animals, with an emphasis on wildflower meadows and grassland restoration.
Hiring a native plant landscape designer
A professional can do in a couple days what would take you a couple decades to accomplish. These folks have training and experience and need to be paid accordingly. Expect prices in this general range:
Design and installation - $6 - $12 per square foot (more if including more expensive trees).
Design without installation: For just one site visit and a general design, without all the details: Starts around $500.
At the other extreme, for a detailed master plan for a quarter acre lot, including at least one site visit, a site assessment and measurments, all the plant details, and multiple conversations: starts around $2500.
It is very important to provide the designer with a property plat. Otherwise expect to pay a lot more for all that measurment and drawing to scale that they will need to do.
If you get a design from someone who works for a garden center, expect that person to be recommending the plants that they stock. Independent native plant designers are not limited in that way and will be sourcing plants from multiple sources.
An "estimate" from a landscape designer is not like an estimate for a plumbing job, where there is just one thing to be done and all you need to know is the price. For a landscape design, you need to first name a budget, and the designer will work within that to tell you how many and what size plants you can get for your money.