About Us
As the owner of Lakota Design Group and a Bay Area residential designer since 1975, Larry Murphy has designed everything you can imagine for his long list of clients. He’s also worked for some of the most influential people in Silicon Valley, including executives from Yahoo, Apple, and The San Francisco 49ers. With landscape project sizes ranging from $5k to $4m.
Our design styles include Traditional, Contemporary, Art Deco, Old World Cottage, & Drought Tolerant.
Our 3 vetted & licensed Landscape Contractors have installed hundreds of high quality projects around the Bay Area
About Us

Professional Landscape Designer in San Jose CA

We’ve been in business for 48 years and have designed & installed over 5k projects in the Bay Area. We have excellent designers, reliable contractors, and great project managers ready to serve your landscaping project needs. Each year, we average about 100 designs and about 90 installations here in the Bay Area.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Chris - AthertonClient
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Fantastic experience! There were a lot of moving pieces to my project. I was unsure of what I wanted and didn’t know what the final outcome would be. But at the end of the design and installation, my project was exactly what I was trying to achieve
Vince - Los GatosClient
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Lakota Design Group did it right, the way I wanted, quickly, and with great communication. They had awesome ideas, 3ds and installation plans. Their contractor did a great job building our project. We loved that we didn’t have to manage our project since Lakota Design Group did it all
Lisa- South San FranciscoClient
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Lakota Design has been fantastic to work with. They developed our site plan and worked with us to achieve all our project goals. They were always impressively prompt with communication and timing. They understand customer service. Their work is clear and precise. A+ from our experience!
Ken - San JoseClient
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Quick and easy design and installation. I highly recommend
Michael - VallejoClient
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Was a real pleasure working with Larry. He was so patient with all of our changes. He really delivered a high-quality design and installation for us.
Elise - MontereyClient
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Larry is very skilled and designed my project exactly according to my wishes. He listened well to my questions and concerns. He worked fast and communicated very well. I was amazed at how our finished project looked exactly like his 3d images.
Steve - GilroyClient
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Larry is a real pro. He has both the artistic vision and real-world experience to create whatever you want. He was a pleasure to work with and is a wealth of information. His contractor was quick, clean, and built it all exactly according to plan.
Eric - SaratogaClient
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Lakota Design Group was a real pleasure to work with. They took the time to get the details right. I highly recommend them for your landscape design and installation.
Ted - Palo AltoClient
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Larry did a fantastic job for us. He met and went WAY above our expectations. He did an amazing design and installation. We couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out
Abisai ZepedaClient
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Lakota Design Group is a great company. They gave me a remarkable design and installation. We are more than satisfied.
Cody ButchersClient
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I was very impressed with their service. They were responsive, informative, and did an in-depth analysis of our property. Their 3ds, construction plan, and contractor accomplished exactly what we were trying to achieve
Mr MadiClient
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You must try Lakota Design Group if you want a first-class experience. Their design and installation were on time and professional

Our Mission is to make sure you get the landscape design of your dreams, installed at the best possible price, with the highest possible quality"


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Most Versatile Designer in the Bay Area

We at Lakota Design Group have our clients best interest al heart. As one of the most experienced landscape designers in the Bay Area, you’re assured of getting the landscape designers of your dreams.Our design professionals have the skills to design your project in various styles such as Contemporary, Mediterranean, Art-Deco Traditional and Old World Cottage. So if you want one of the best and most versatile landscape designers in the Bay Area, look no further than Lakota Design Group.

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A design service like no other

Over the decades, Lakota Design Group has provided thousands of clients with the most sophisticated and unique designs and earned the reputation of becoming the Best Landscape Designer in the Bay Area. Our pros give their undivided attention to each client during the design consultation. We then do a comprehensive analysis and survey of their property so we can bring their landscape dreams into reality through 3d images, videos and installation plans.