We pride ourselves on creating stunning landscapes for residential and commercial clients in the greater Sarasota area. With over 25 years of plant knowledge and over 15 years cultivating relationships with only the finest growers in the State of Florida, we can get plant material of a higher grade for a better price point than most. This allows us to come in closer to budgets in our designs and proposals, utilizing these savings.

At Tropical Gardens Landscape, our experienced design team can create amazing outdoor spaces like paver patios and driveways, pergolas, water features, walkways, outdoor kitchens and plant beds. We combine your wish list with our expertise to create the perfect landscape plan for your space.

Let us help you make your dream a reality! Our knowledgeable team of creative and dedicated landscape design professionals is proud to serve the greater Sarasota area!

Landscape Design Process

A landscaping project doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Whether you’re renovating an existing landscape, or if you have a new construction project, this overview will help you know what to expect. The process of landscaping your home or commercial property can be broken down into three phases: the consultation, the design and the installation.


The consultation phase begins with a site visit for our free, one hour design consultation. During this phase you, the homeowner, will work closely with a landscape designer that specializes in residential and commercial design. Together you will address any design considerations such as the desired purpose for your yard, what features you would like to be included and what landscaping style that you would like to see.


The design phase consists of research, idea gathering, and planning. Depending on your needs, either 2D plans or a 3d Video render will begin to take shape in the hands of our landscape design team. The designing phase ends with you receiving a completed plan that proposes location and materials for hardscapes, outdoor living features, plants, palms and trees, lighting as well as specifications and photos of materials.


The installation phase consists of the actual building process. During this phase, we will bring to life the design plan created in the previous phase. At the end of construction, after testing of irrigation systems and cleaning, your yard will have been transformed into a space that’s ready for you to enjoy with friends and family.

How Much Does the Landscape Design Cost?

Our experts will collect all of your property’s specific measurements and craft a custom design that will serve as the road map for your project. There’s no copy-and-paste or one-size-fits-all approach here. Your property is unique, so shouldn’t your landscape design be, too?

This process takes several hours to make sure every aspect is perfect, from the patio shape and size to the correct plant selection. Plant and tree sizes, sun exposure, growth rate and hardiness ranges all need to be factored for the perfect design.

The design cost depends on factors like the size of the project: Do you want a small patio or driveway? Is your property in need of a complete landscape renovation with an outdoor kitchen, patio, water feature, fireplace and plantings?

The larger and more detailed the project, the more time it will take to design it, which affects the price. If you want to incorporate changes after the landscape design has been approved, that increases the cost, as well.

We have professional, in-house landscape designers who have years of design experience.

Our professional 2D landscape design services start at $250.
For clients that have a hard time visualizing the completed project, Tropical Gardens Landscape offers 3D renderings with an animated video walk-through of your completed project. These 3D landscape design services start at $1200.

Here are some of the things that your design payment will get you:

2D or 3D landscape design of your project
Material and Plant list
Ability to request revisions and receive an updated design
Open lines of communication to answer all of your questions
Expert landscape designer input

At your initial consultation with our design experts, your wish list, time frame for completion, budget and the scope of the project will be discussed.

Once you are happy with the design, a contract will be submitted, along with the payment structure, to get started on the project. That’s it! Tropical Gardens Landscape will take it from there!

Call us at 941-200-6026 to schedule a free meeting with one of our talented team members. Or, fill out the contact form to get started.