43 Trending Garden Designer Businesses [2024]

Updated: November 9th, 2023
Become A Garden Designer

A garden designer business involves creating and planning outdoor spaces for residential or commercial clients.

The business can include services like selecting plants, arranging pathways, and designing features like patios or water elements.

To start this business on a budget, begin by gaining basic knowledge of plants and garden design through online resources, books, or local classes.

Next, offer your services to friends and family to build a portfolio.

Keep startup costs low by purchasing plants and materials as needed and gradually expanding your inventory as your business grows.

Finally, market your services through social media, local advertising, and networking to attract potential clients.

Looking for some examples of a garden designer?

Interested in case studies of a successful garden designer? Check out our full list of success stories.

1. Landscape Institute


2. Landscaping Ideas

Get landscaping design ideas, photos and articles for your front and backyard landscapes, plus nationwide local landscaping contractors for help with landscape design and installation.

Website traffic: 250K/month


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4. Total Landscape Care

Landscaping magazine covering landscape design, ideas, news, and products for landscape and lawn care. Total Landscape Care contains staff written editorial helping landscape contractors run their businesses.

Website traffic: 80K/month

5. Vegetable Garden Planner

Personalized vegetable garden planning and layout tool to help you grow healthy and tasty food. Get plant recommendations, weekly todos, easily maintain a gardening journal and get tips and guide to grow your favorite veggies.

Website traffic: 170K/month


6. The Cultural Landscape Foundation

Website traffic: 80K/month


7. Gardenvisit.com

Website traffic: 90K/month

8. Planetside Software

Website traffic: 60K/month

9. Debra Lee Baldwin

Succulent book author, expert, "Queen of Succulents" Debra Lee Baldwin's blog, photos, care tips, succulent garden design, containers, videos, news, more.

Website traffic: 130K/month


10. The Balcony Garden - Garden Pots Sydney

The Balcony Garden is a leading supplier of designer garden pots and planters available for sale online.

11. Lands Design

12. Home Design Software for PC and Mac

Plan and design your dream home inside and out with our intuitive design tools and visualize your projects in 3D before you start.

13. Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association

14. Garden Design – Secret Gardens

Secret Gardens Design is an award-winning, Edinburgh-based garden design company run by Carolyn Grohmann. Carolyn provides services in garden design, project management, and planting design.


15. GardenPuzzle

16. Botanical Decorators

17. Successful Garden Design


18. KLC School of Design

19. Surrounds Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture firm designs, builds and maintains one-of-a-kind gardens and outdoor living environments in Northern Virginia and Potomac Maryland.


20. Garden Mentors

Join our online Academy gardening classes. FREE sample lessons. 1:1 consulting available. We'll empower you in gardening, foraging & DIYing!

21. Dallas Landscape Architect

22. Amber Freda Landscape Design

Since 2004, Amber Freda has been recognized across NYC as an expert landscape & garden designer, providing custom landscaping design plans, installation & onsite consultations.


23. Blooming Anomaly

Blooming Anomaly offers how to garden posts, features garden plants, container gardening tips, home & garden guides, and how to start a blog, social media tips, and more.

How much they make: $8.4K/year
Where they're located: Huntington Beach, CA, USA
How much did it cost to start: $200
Current team size: 0


I Turned My Love For Urban Gardens Into A Profitable Blog

Ann Remo turned her love for urban gardening into a profitable blog, Blooming Anomaly, which earns her around $700 a month through Mediavine ads, Amazon affiliates, and other affiliate programs. She recommends focusing on writing great posts with keywords, and investing in SEO and social media through courses.

Ann started Blooming Anomaly almost 7 years ago
Ann grew the business to $700/month
It cost Ann $200 to start the business
Read by 3,859 founders

24. Sustainable Landscape Design LLC

25. Normark Landscapes

Experienced Melbourne landscapers specialising in garden design and landscape construction for residential and commercial projects. Call for for a quote today!

26. Landscape Performance Series

The Landscape Performance Series is an online set of resources to help designers, agencies, and advocates evaluate performance, show value and make the case for sustainable landscape solutions.

27. Wholesale Garden Decor

Alpine Corporation is proud to be one of the world's leading manufacturers of wholesale garden decor, fountains, pond supplies, and gift products. With offices in both the United States and in Asia, Alpine has expanded to become an international group in pursuit of regional and global inspirations for design and innovation.


28. Hollander Design

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29. IOTA Designer Planters

IOTA Australia offers premium garden pots and planters for commercial & high-end residential projects. The planters of choice for builders, landscapers & designers.


30. Charlotte Rowe

At Charlotte Rowe Garden Design, we offer a full-service garden design consultancy, including landscape design, construction management, planting and garden styling.


31. EDSA

For our team, design is a way of life – a professional philosophy, a creative rallying, and a shared purpose in support of excellence. Our global experience pays tribute to the passionate creation of distinctive, innovative, and inspiring environments.

32. Landscaping & Garden Design

33. Topos

topos magazine is an international and interdisciplinary review for landscape architecture, urban design and urban development. On the basis of concrete international projects and theories from science, we discuss the challenges of planning disciplines such as climate change, urbanization and densification and examine the question of how the city of the future must be designed.


34. Society of Garden Designers

35. Botanica Atlanta

Botanica Atlanta creates fine gardens and distinctive outdoor rooms for Atlanta residential clients.

36. MESA

37. California SportScapes

We specialize in drought tolerant landscape design and installation for both residential and commercial spaces throughout all of Southern California.

38. Colorado Landscape Architecture Firm

Award winning landscape architects in Lafayette near Denver, Colorado. We design primarily public projects with focus on parks, nature play, schools, playgrounds, community park design, destination play, sports fields, synthetic turf, athletic complexes and getting kids in nature. We're a certified M/WBE small business with Denver, Colorado.

39. Hewitt Garden and Design Center

40. Brookside Landscape Design

Our landscapers have a combined 25 years of experience in the landscaping field. From garden ponds to waterfalls and other water features, we can help you create the perfect look for your residential or commercial property.


41. BoltBlue Web & Marketing

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43. Pacific Outdoor Living

Pacific Outdoor Living is the top landscaping company in Los Angeles, with award-winning designers and unmatched service & quality.

How much they make:
Where they're located: SUN VALLEY
How much did it cost to start: $8K
Current team size: 82