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

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
"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
"We hired Rhadiante to develop a plan for our home in Ben Lomond. We had a lot of property that had no cohesive design theme. Rhadiante produced a design that focused on native plant species, which fit well in our mountain community. She managed all the contractors for the “heavy lifting” parts of the landscape work, and helped us find plants at a reasonable price so we could complete the planting and final details. We were very pleased with the result! When we recently sold our home the new owners told us that the beauty of our landscaping was a big factor in their purchase decision. I plan to use Rhadiante again for our new house, and recommend her without reservation."
Dan & Crystal
Ben Lomond, CA
"Rhadiante at Elemental Design Group is such a joy to work with. She landscaped our front, side and backyard into a wonderful Mediterranean garden with outdoor kitchen and sitting area paradise that I enjoy daily as it has matured over the years. Her expertise and knowledge of all things horticultural is broad and encompasses all styles. She has a great eye for beauty and detail and gives her clients the information and tools needed to maintain the landscape once she has finished the project. If you are looking for a beautiful design that you will enjoy for years to come, give Rhadiante a call. She will autograph her work with excellence."
John H.
Mountain View, CA
"I just wanted to take a bit of time and heap some praise upon you. As you know, Nicole and I have spent the past 5 years planning and building the addition to our home in Pleasure Point. It’s a project that has literally been filled with blood, sweat and tears. Since I have been so involved with the home, and done so much of the work myself it can be hard for me sometimes to involve someone else in the process, after all this was “my” project. Nicole and I always knew that while the house is something special, that is had some significant issues that would have to be addressed with the landscaping. I mean, who builds at the back of the lot and then wants to balance a driveway with privacy and safety?!? We talked ideas for months (years!) and we both knew how the landscaping would make, or break, the look of the home and the utility of the yard. Eventually, I realized that we needed some new ideas. The very first time that you met with Nicole and I, we knew we found the right person to design our yard. You listened to us and I feel like you “got” what we were asking for immediately. I have told people since then that while Nicole and I talked about ideas or years, you came up with fantastic idea that blends all our needs in just minutes. The entire planning process was fantastic, the ideas you brought to the table and the way you listened again made us feel like you really understood what we wanted. Even in times were I don’t think we could have told you outright what we really wanted. You have in no small way helped us to make our house even more of our home. I cannot thank you enough for your involvement in this process. I literally cannot wait to see the plans move from the paper into reality."
Matt & Nicole
Santa Cruz, CA