Welcome To My Studio
A Virginia native, I grew up surrounded by some of the nation's most beautiful and historic gardens. My professional life started by working in the tech industry for Fortune 500 companies, but soon realized I preferred to be out in the garden more than inside an office.
I decided to study at the New York Botanical Garden, received my certificate in Landscape Design and started my landscape firm 20 years ago when I returned to Los Angeles with my family. My gardens meld the beauty and sensibility of the South with Southern California’s cool, timeless aesthetic. I marry beautiful designs with the best of a home’s architecture.
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 expertise 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 Sunset Magazine, The Los Angeles Times Homes Styles Section and Luxe Magazine, for which I won a Gold List Award in 2019. I am also named Top 25 Instagram Influencers Most Followed In Landscape Design in 2021 (Feedspot), 2020 Top 25 Most Followed Instagram Influencers in Landscape Design (Jioforme)
MEET MY TEAM....
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Steve's interests have always been in art, design, and archeology. He graduated from USC in 2007 with a BA in Architecture and an AA in Graphic design. Since then, he has been working with leading landscape designers bringing interesting and innovative designs to customers and clientele from around the world.
SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTSPERSON
Jacqueline is currently a Landscape Architecture student in UCLA Extension's Certificate program and has a BA in Visual Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. As a lover of peaceful places, she's drawn to plants and natural elements as tools to create relaxing, immersive pockets of space. She is interested in sustainability and regenerative landscapes, and she enjoys experimenting in her vegetable garden.
LANDSCAPE DESIGN ASSOCIATE
Monica is our Marketing and Communications Coordinator. She has a BA in Communication and French, with a leadership certificate, from Hollins University. Monica grew up on a farm in Southwest Virginia where her parents grow pumpkins and have a greenhouse. She has a great appreciation for landscape design and staying connected to nature. Monica was previously an intern with the Estée Lauder Companies where she developed her passion for social media marketing and communications.
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR