Our Clients

Unique landscape visions casting into life

Who We Work With

Our residential property clients come to us for visualization, creativity, expertise, guidance, and fun. Some have a design already in mind, others are looking for ideas.  

We enhance existing visions and create new ones that elevate your space, or even create a space where you didn’t imagine you could.  

From transitional to contemporary, our clients trust us to listen to them and create something totally special and unique.

Landscape with Italian water fountain and stone wall
California couple sitting at fire pit in their relaxing back yard

What Our Customers Say About Us

"Thank you, Rhadiante, for your work on our project as I know it’s a small job for you. I have great respect for your talent, and I am thrilled to be working with you again! Thank you, too, for the help from your hard working guys… really appreciate it! I love collaborating with you and appreciate your input and direction as well as the work Lori has done communicating with me and coordinating materials and labor."
Carol B.
Los Gatos, CA
"My finished garden project surpassed my expectations. I knew my backyard was going to look good, but it looks even better than I had hoped, and we've gotten tons of compliments. The level of detail that was put in was excellent, from the layout of the hardscaping, to putting in each palm in just the right place. From the beginning, I knew that I wanted help from a designer that would work with me, and not just for me, and Rhadiante was great to work with. I took a risk sourcing someone without any recommendation from friends or family, but it really worked out in the end. I connected with the website and liked the thoughtfulness of materials used, and focus on smaller details. Other sites seemed to keep focus only on basic items such as building a deck, or creating an outdoor kitchen. All great things, but they lacked character and all looked the same after you visited several sites. The team was also incredibly polite, which was a bonus. Even better is that we stayed pretty much on budget, which I know is not always the case with renovations."
Mich D.
"The Elemental Design Team was phenomenal and easy to work with. They took the time to understand our goals and delivered a breathtaking result. They transformed our yard from a space that we barely used to an oasis that we constantly use to relax and entertain. The team worked to understand our aesthetic and how we wanted to use the space. They used their creativity to come up with a design that exceeded our expectations. They were very professional and responsive throughout the entire process. The finished product is absolutely stunning. We love spending time in our new garden paradise. We’d happily work with Elemental Design again and highly recommend their services to others."
Rob Jagnow
Nightime view of custom landscape with Dale Rogers sculpture as centerpiece beneath a fabric awning
"Rhadiante and her team did an excellent job on two projects in our home. Our lot has an odd shape, and Rhadiante worked with us to design a layout that took maximum advantage of the space. Her plant selection was excellent, and the hardscape design enhances our yard. She also did an excellent job of helping us through the contractor selection process (she brought several quotes in), and her team did excellent project management to ensure that no time was wasted. The result is wonderful, and we are incredibly happy with it."
Mike Moser
"My wife and I decided we needed to get our yard landscaped. We wanted to go with a landscape design company who would take care of all of the organization and oversee the construction. After looking around and doing some research we found Elemental Design. Rhadiante the owner and landscape architect visited us and right away we could tell that she was very talented and knowledgeable in yard design and architecture. We walked around the yard with her as she got to know our style and soon put together plans and arranged for the contractors to start very soon. The landscapers came and beautified and rejuvenated our yard. They rebuilt and painted our fence and gate and added a beautiful arbor. The yard is now filled with beautiful plants with irrigation and rocks and plenty of areas for me to play with my two dogs. We are so happy now we have a beautiful yard and no more mud to deal with! It is like a dream everyday I love to go outside and walk around the yard and look at the amazing job that Elemental Design did for us. If you are looking for true landscape design professionals with reasonable pricing I would highly recommend you call Rhadiante at Elemental Design Group in downtown Boulder Creek!"
Dave Schas
Historic Boulder Creek, CA
"Recently I was faced with a new landscaping project in my front yard (380 sq. ft. of weeds that had overtaken a grass lawn that succumbed to the drought) as well as three small planting areas in the backyard (~30 sq.ft. each) whose plant roots had been causing havoc with my main house drain. I had some ideas on what to do but knew that I could benefit from the eye of a good landscape architect. After a brief Google search I contacted Elemental Design and had a telephone discussion with Rhadiante, the owner and designer at Elemental. I sent her photos of my yard and arranged for an onsite visit. The initial onsite visit lasted 2 ½ hours and included very detailed discussions of my objectives, different options (e.g. gravel/stones vs ground cover in the front yard). We settled on Dymondia in the front and moderately large decorative pots in the back. I had drafted ¼”/ft scale drawings of both locations which Rhadiante annotated real time on what needed to be done to prepare each area, including removing some of the current soil in front and back, adding soil conditioner in the front, gopher/mole mesh, etc. Rhadiante coordinated with the landscape crew to do the heavy work and plant the Dymondia and met me at Pottery Planet where we picked out the pots (two colors and three sizes). We settled on polished black stones to fill in around the pots, which looks spectacular. Lori coordinated all activities associated with other subcontractors/suppliers. The project proceeded efficiently and was completed in less than three weeks from late July through mid-August. I am very pleased with the results and highly recommend Elemental Design. Rhadiante and Lori are a pleasure to work with and made this project a success without the aggravation that could have accompanied it."
Michael Abbot
Aptos, CA
"We hired Rhadiante to help us plan our big back yard. After 7 years living in this house, we could not figure out how to use our space! Rhadiante really listened to our needs and concerns and got right down to business at our kitchen table. She was able to take our jumbled vision and draw it out on paper perfectly. She always asked for our input and I truly felt that she and my husband and I were a team in the planning. We are DIY’ers so implementing the plan is slow going, but I’m confident we’ve got the right layout for our space. I will call her again to help me with a plant list!"
Danielle W.
Santa Cruz, CA
"We had the opportunity to work with Rhadiante Van de Voorde, Landscape Architect, during the recent major remodeling of our San Jose Home. After interviewing two other Landscape Architects we decided to hire Rhadiante, initially because of her qualification and enthusiasm. Almost immediately we were extremely happy with this choice. What we liked most about Rhadiante was her warmth and professionalism. We found her to be an extremely good listener and very easy to communicate with. She wanted to know what our ideas were and what we wanted to see in the finished project. She went to work, on site, complete with portable drafting table, tons of supplies, and even books to help us make decisions on specific plant and shrub types. Her ability to perform far exceeded our expectations. She had wonderful ideas and seemed inspired and motivated by the challenge to create what we said we wanted in our home. My impression was that she constantly had a “vision” of what our home was going to look like, and it was her challenge to keep working on it until we were both satisfied that we had reached that goal. We are thrilled with our beautiful entry courtyard landscaped with plants that compliment our Mediterranean theme, a fountain, stamped concrete driveway, front and rear porch and patio, complete with columns! We are thrilled to recommend Rhadiante Van de Voorde and would not hesitate to use her again for future projects.
John & Lisa
San Jose, CA
"Rhadiante created the design for our garden and orchard. It has been one of the best additions to our house and we have enjoyed it for many years! I would recommend her company and services to anyone!! UPDATE: Our garden and orchard design has been one of the highlights of our property for many years! Rhadiante’s design and input helped us create an unbelievable space around our beautiful home! Don’t hesitate to use her for your landscape needs!"
David T.
Truckee, CA
"Rhadiante created a beautiful landscape for a speculation home we were developing and we were very pleased. We are a development company of ultra high end homes. We found Rhadiante creative, attentive to our needs – she listens, responds timely, is responsible, professional, most importantly, she has a sense of humor and is an absolute pleasure to work with. We demand excellence in our projects and Rhadiante exceeded our expectations. We are currently developing a beautiful ultra modern eco single family residence and Rhadiante just completed the initial design, which was beautiful and allowed us to substantially increase our asking price. Our experience with Rhadiante has been excellent and I highly recommend her."
Mark Morrison
Boulder, CO
"Spent a lot of time with us and put a lot of thought into the plan… was very nice to work with."
Jim O.
Capitola, CA
"I had my landscape plan drawn by Van De Voorde Elemental Design Group and it was fantastic! I was listened to and the end product was everything I wanted. Very creative and professional. I would recommend this team highly!"
Margaret J.
Santa Cruz, CA
"Worked with Rhadiante and her crew before and during the pandemic. Though we had extra challenges with the shut-downs, Rhadiante, Lori and the workers worked with us with patience and creativity. We got it done, and the results are impressive. We highly recommend Elemental Designs, Rhadiante and her crew are great to work with. We are so glad we re-did our landscaping. It brought out new life and energy to the house and to the family."
Julie Ma
Cupertino, CA
"Impressed with her willingness to go to the max for her client with installers etc, it get exactly what was planned."
Wendy W.
Los Altos Hills, CA
"Rhadiante was fast, knowledgeable, respectful, accommodating and plain fun to work with. She was aware of our budget and kept it very close to where it needed to be without sacrificing the design. We have not finished building the plan she designed but so far it had been a very pleasant experience and we are very excited to finish the execution of it!"
Gilroy, CA