Client Reviews

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What Our Customers Say About Us

"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
"Rhadiante Van De Voorde has a gifted eye for landscape design. She designed and helped supervised the installation of our beautiful backyard. including drainage systems, watering systems, hardscape, walkways, lawn, and of course, all plantings. Both the design and the plantings have flourished wonderfully: a neighbor has said our backyard is a “work of art.” I’ve also hired her periodically to give advice on upkeep and replacements. I will continue to work with Rhadiante and to to recommend her to others."
Denise A.
San Jose, CA
"Simply amazing! Rhadiante listened to our needs for our small backyard project and the results exceeded our expectations. Would definitely recommend her work."
Isabella O.
"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!"
Bergen H.
San Francisco, CA
"We are thrilled with the courtyard, it is now usable in ways it wasn’t before. It has added a sense of space to our condo and opened up the indoors in a wonderful way. It also has created an element of “retreat” to the home."
Dell L.
Saratoga, CA
"After reviewing several companies and checking their websites, I decided to hire Elemental Design Group. Rhadiante was patient with me, as I had a “look” in mind and she helped me find what I wanted–and I love it!! I wanted to cut my water bill and she was very familiar with drought tolerant plants that fit my design. Working with she and Lori made the project easy. They have been quick to answer my post-project needs for my rebate. I highly recommend this firm.
Linda Poncetta
Los Gatos, CA
"Rhadiante is a darling person… and she knows her work! She gave me several great ideas."
Bee W.
"Rhadiante designed a landscape for my front and back yards including hardscape and garden. There is an ancient valley oak in the front yard that was to be protected and preserved so the area under the tree was designed with California native plants. The effect is beautiful and natural. The back has a good patio area for outdoor dining and a path around the perimeter that the dog loves to run laps and gives the yard a pleasant frame with a small grassy area and hearty shrubs and natives again. I contracted with Rhadiante to refresh the plants and irrigation in the front yard in 2012 and the results are lovely."
Los Gatos, CA
"Rhadiante did an awesome job helping us and designing a new backyard deck for our house. We had to replace a deck the previous owner built because it wasn’t permitted and up to code. I wanted to replace the deck with something that wouldn’t require any railing (despite a 3′ drop off) and also would be up to code. Rhadiante came up with a brilliant idea that involved a built in bench at the drop off to add seating and avoid needing railings. Rhadiante adjusted the plans to meet our needs and worked with the city to ensure we could get permits. The end result is beautiful and functional. I highly recommend Elemental Design."
David P.
San Mateo, CA
"Rhadiante is a lovely and gifted woman, and delightful to work with."
Bob & Ethel
Aptos, CA
"Rhadiante and her team did an amazing job reimagining 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."
Campbell, CA
"Very impressed with her creativeness and willingness to work with her client, even humor them with off-the-wall ideas."
Danny & Linda
Aromas, CA
"Thanks for all that you have done for us. You are a creative genius and the yard is really exciting! We love the patio and cement so far."
Andy & Virginia
"Rhadiante of Elemental Design is a one-of-a-kind landscape architect. Her design process takes you on a journey where abstract ideas materialize into an inspired landscape. Rhadiante listens carefully to your needs, draws on enormous creative energy, and transforms spaces into magical oases. Whether you want your garden to provide personal retreat or captivate your guests, you will be pleased with the outcome. We are so enamored with her work that we are having her landscape design our new home, 10 years after she did our first one!"
Stephen & Christopher
Clayton, CA