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Our Landscape Pro Referral List is a group of qualified Bay Area Landscape Professionals that can help homeowners and other interested parties find a Landscape Pro in their geographic area.
This helpful resource is organized by Bay Area regions and provides all of the contact information to enable you to contact a Landscape Pro directly.
Our list is not a recommendation or rating of these resources. We are simply offering a no-obligation referral service and are not responsible for the quality or cost of the Landscape Pro’s work.
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Trade organization that promotes the nursery, lawn and garden industry. Includes gardening resources, event and career information.
The California Landscape Contractors Association is a non-profit trade organization of licensed landscape and landscape-related contractors.
The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) is an international organization with a mission to advance the profession of landscape design and to promote the recognition of landscape designers as qualified and dedicated professionals.
The Society’s mission is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments.
The industry’s premier professional association focusing solely on arboricultural consulting by providing a comprehensive, objective viewpoint to the diagnosis, appraisal and evaluation of arboricultural issues.
The CNPS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation and conservation of California native plants through science, education, and conservation.
An educational, non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together gardeners and garden professionals to share experiences.
In addition to being considered one of the finest gardening magazines in the US, they also host a variety of events, lectures and educational opportunities including regional symposia and travel tours throughout the world.
World-class, public gardens here in the Bay Area that demonstrate and display the beauty, diversity and opportunity of what a landscape can be.
The Archives of American Gardens (AAG) currently documents over 6,350 gardens throughout the United States from the 1870’s to the present including written documentation, drawings, plans and business files.
Connect to great gardens around the world, gardening education for all levels of skill, sources of information on any garden subject imaginable, and a community of gardeners eager to share their experiences, other great gardening events, and activities, and much, much more.
Professional association for public gardens in North America. Information for members and the public, with a featured garden.
Education | History
History of garden design beginning with the pools and hanging plants of the Egyptians and Persians.
Landscape Architecture Professional Practice (UC Berkeley, Library)
Collects and studies trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world; features searchable plant information database, educational programs.
The Landscape Institute at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University continues to thrive as part of the arboretum.