Client Reviews

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What Our Customers Say About Us

"Rhadiante is an exceptionally gifted and creative landscape architect. We engaged her services for a comprehensive redesign of our yard in 2006. She spend time understanding our objectives for the work as well as our taste and style. In addition to the landscape architecture, we kept her working on the project through the demo, landscaping, hardscape and planting phases to ensure that the project was done in concert with the original design. We remain thrilled with the results and thoroughly enjoyed working with Rhadiante through the project. She brought passion, creativity and expertise to our vision for the yard."
Monte Sereno, CA
"Rhadiante and her team are simply the best. We found Rhadiante after working with another company who didn’t quite get our vision. She understood what we wanted immediately and designed a space better than I could have ever imagined it. The overall flow of the yard, plant selection and her management of the contractor and his team were all perfection. If only I could get someone like her to manage work on the inside of my home!"
Lara Foland-Ross
San Jose, CA
"The emergence of Rhadiante’s dreamlike designs and architectural expertise converge to create an enchanting Eden."
Sherry S.
Aptos, CA
"We have had the beautiful backyard for more than 5 years now and we still love it! Not only the original design and construction totally meet our desire and need but also the great maintenance provided by Rhadiante and Neil. Our garden is designed to be low maintenance but half a year maintenance is definitely a must for us as it goes a long way with very reasonable cost."
Bergen H.
San Francisco, CA
"Rhadiante and Elemental Design Group are simply amazing! Not only do we love her work, but also our family and friends. We just want to stay in the backyard/garden as much as we can. I found the company through google search and liked the photos from her site. I contacted her and 2 other companies and she was the best without any doubt. She was very friendly and understanding. Her designs and blueprints were not only very detailed but also made me believe she and her crew would definitely deliver! We reworked the project a bit to fit in to our budget and there was definitely no tradeoff in the quality of work or function of the garden. Upon completion, the garden was simply amazing, functional and low maintenance. It has been 3 years and it still looks great! I hire her to come back for regular (2-3 times/year) maintenance for a very reasonable price so the garden can retain its beauty! I would definitely recommend her to all my friends who love a low maintenance but yet very charming garden as I do!"
Stephen R.
Hercules, CA
"Rhadiante and her team did an amazing job re imagining what our suburban yard could be. We have the most beautiful outdoor spaces that bring me joy every day when I look out the windows. Rhadiante managed to create a space that requires little maintenance and looks gorgeous both day and night. Her team is fabulous to work with and I look forward to doing another project in the future."
Nancy Keslin
San Jose, CA
"Working with Rhadiante was a pleasure and a complete success. She listens well, is cost conscious and respects budget constraints. Her experience and subject knowledge kept me from making poor choices. The landscape contractor implemented her very thorough plans virtually without change. The results are spectacular!"
Henry M.
"My front yard landscaping project has been completed and it looks great! I thought that I would write a testimonial so that you and others would know what a super job that you did for me. Prior to meeting you, I had some less than satisfactory experiences with the “home show” landscape designers. Their approach was always “Yeah, we can do that”. In other words, they did not offer any insight or meaningful suggestions pertaining to my landscape project. Mostly, what they offered was a rehash of their typical sod and shrub installations. Upon our first meeting at my home, you immediately impressed with your originality and attention to detail. You listened to my ideas and vision for transforming my entire front yard to a drought tolerant, Mediterranean landscape design. Based upon that objective, you were able to sketch out a plan that would achieve that overall goal while maintaining a sense of harmony with the existing backyard landscaping and architecture of the house. I felt that we were immediately in sync. You were able to offer new and creative suggestions as to what would work best for my front yard, and incorporate those ideas into a detailed set of landscape and construction plans. I also appreciate your ability to provide references to qualified landscape contractors. I selected one of contractors that you had recommended and they did a fantastic job. The icing on the cake was that their bid was several thousand dollars below what I had received from one of the home show landscape contractors. I felt that the money that I spent for your design and plans was, in the long run, a net savings over what I would have paid without your guidance. Most importantly, I got a terrific looking front yard and have received many compliments from neighbors and friends."
Steve N.
Fremont, CA
"Rhadiante created a beautiful landscape for a speculation home I was developing and I was so pleased, she did the same for our new home. We found Rhadiante creative, attentive to our needs – she listens, responsive, responsible and professional and, most importantly, she has a sense of humor and is an absolute pleasure to be with!!! As an attorney and high-end developer, I demand excellence and Rhadiante exceeded our expectations. My experience with Rhadiante has been excellent and I highly recommend her."
SOFO Properties
Realty Corporation
"We love our new backyard! We so enjoyed working with Rhadiante and the team she assembled. From our first conversation I knew she understood our priorities, and then worked with all our requests to transform our space into the garden we’d dreamed of. We highly recommend Elemental Design."
Beth Redding
San Jose, CA
"We interviewed 4-5 people for our front yard remodel and chose Elemental Design after talking to Rhadiante. She really listened to what our priorities were and paid attention to our personal style. We wanted a very functional yard that made our average looking ranch home look inviting. We explicitly said we didn’t need to be the best yard on the block. We aren’t, instead we’ve ended up vying for the best yard in the neighborhood. Sometimes you get more than you ask for. Rhadiante found us a project lead that was a great match for us. She and the project lead worked well together and she kept her finger on the pulse of the project. It’s been 2 years and we still get compliments on the yard from people passing by. If you contact Elemental Design, They know we’re happy to share our experience and what the yard looks like with others. BTW….we only went over our budget a little bit, pretty good with us. And, if not clear already, we highly recommend Elemental Design."
Carol Swanson
Los Gatos, CA
"I have used Rhadiante for landscape design on several residential projects in the Santa Cruz area and I am very happy with the work she has done for me. She has a very good sense for what “works” in a landscape plan and what is appealing to the eye. She has an extensive knowledge of landscape plants and materials and is very easy to work with. I would not hesitate to use her again on future projects, and would highly recommend her to other people who could use her services.'"
Paul De Monte, President BD Development
Santa Cruz, CA