A Virginia native, I grew up surrounded by the some of the country’s most beautiful and historic gardens. I learned the art of fine gardening working alongside my parents, both college professors. My professional life started by working in the tech industry for a few Fortune 500 companies, however, I soon realized I preferred to be out in the garden more than inside an office. I studied at the New York Botanical Garden and got my certificate in Landscape Design and I started my landscape firm as soon as I returned to Los Angeles with my husband and two babies in 2001. I like to think that my gardens meld the beauty and sensibility of the South with Southern California’s cool, timeless aesthetic. I try to seamlessly marry the best of a home’s architecture with its garden.
Andrea Scharff Landscape Design specializes in custom residential and commercial landscape design. The firm’s services include Schematic Landscape Plans, Design Development and Construction Observation. I work frequently with Builders, Architects and Civil Engineers to prepare Landscape Design packages for permitting purposes.
My educational background includes:
The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Bachelor of Arts
New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY, Master Gardener
New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY, Certificate in Landscape Design
My business background, gardening and design knowledge and experience ensure that your project will be designed and managed by an experienced professional. I bring to my landscape projects an unsurpassed degree of professionalism, a keen eye on budgets, and an experienced approach to balancing project costs and benefits. With my knowledge of gardening you can rest assured that plant materials selected for your garden will be the best suited for your climate and will thrive for years to come.
My designs have recently been featured in The Los Angeles Times Homes Styles Section and Luxe Magazine.