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Our Services (see end of page for more):

-Inspiring Classic and Contemporary Design and Materials

-Artistic, Native and Pollinator Planting Design

-Sustainable Design, Unique to the special qualities & location of the Site

-Submittal Plan Sets and Successful Project Approval for Commercial and Residential Clientele (CA WELO Landscape & Irrigation Plans)

-Artistic Planting Design & Fine Gardening Expertise

-Outdoor Entertainment and Living Areas with Custom Amenities

-Pools, Fire Features, Fountains, Outdoor Kitchens, Cabanas

-Construction Details for Installation & Submittals

-Our seasoned team of local Engineers assist with Design and Permitting for Steep Hillside Projects, including Drainage, Retaining Walls, Structures, Pools, Pergolas and retrofitting for older structures

Committed to the Quality Design of Stylish Outdoor Environments for

over 20 years, we are Centrally Located in beautiful Los Gatos, serving The San Francisco Bay Area, The Peninsula, The Monterey Bay Area, Central Coast to the Foothills and Beyond.

Our mission at Drake Design Landscape Architecture is to provide opportunities for true connection with the natural world in which we live; and with each other, as we create artful spaces of inspiration and well-being- for modern social culture and nature alike. Through a thorough assessment of the site's unique qualities and challenges, and your needs and desires, we strive for balance between sustainability and style that results in a well thought out design that will provide enjoyment and benefit to you, your guests, clients and visitors, and the surrounding communities that experience your property, for many years to come.

Whether you would like to visualize a new outdoor entertainment area, get plans through the submittal process, do some some minor updating, a large-scale renovation or new construction, our collaborative approach will help you achieve the style and functionality that is best for you and your project.

We have a gift for listening and hearing what our clients' vision is. We see the design of your landscape and grounds as a collaborative effort.

Our team is skilled at solving complex space and design problems

We work closely with our clients, real estate developers, project architects, engineers and contractors to ensure quality communication and attention to detail during the design process. Our extensive experience and creativity have led to industry recognition, awards and most importantly, very satisfied clients.

Call (408) 688.7651 for an initial consultation!


The design services our team of licensed professionals provide are wide in range of detail- from simple hand drawn sketches, to computer drafted, presentation scale design packages that can be submitted to City, County or Neighborhood agencies for permits and approval. We collaborate closely with Developers, Architects, Engineers and Contractors as needed, to provide a seamless, Full Service Design Package.

  • Complete Landscape Design Packages:

• Color Conceptual Drawings (based on preliminary ideas & to-scale digital site plan)

• Presentation Landscape Master Plans

• Attractive, Low Water Use Planting & Irrigation Plans for WELO 

• Grading and Drainage, and Outdoor Lighting Design

• Details and Specifications for Built Amenities, Construction Documents

  • Innovative, Customized Planting Plans

• Architectural and Artistic Planting Design
• Pollinator Attractive Plants, Deer & Fire resistant, Non-Invasive, Erosion control plantings &   CA Natives & Habitat plantings, Seasonal Color and Interest
• Colorful Container Plant Designs

  • Storm Water Management and Water Conservation Solutions 

Rainwater and Graywater Systems, Roof Gardens, Drainage Planter Boxes, Swales, Retention Ponds.

See "Water Conservation" page for more information

LANDSCAPE DESIGN SERVICES may include the following:

Outdoor Rooms and Kitchens

Patios and Decks

Arbors and Pergolas

Pools, Fountains and Fire Features

Native and Drought Tolerant Plants

Habitat Restoration

Edible Gardens and Harvesting Plans

State of the Art Automated Irrigation Systems

LED and Low Voltage Lighting

Erosion Control and Retaining Walls

Storm Water Management and Drainage Systems

Fire Resistant Landscapes


- Complete Master Plans for Residential Estates.

- Master Plans and Site Planning for Public and Private Businesses, 

     Campuses and Communities

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