Artisans Landscape, Inc, was founded in 1994 and has designed and built hundreds of gardens in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Owner Elliot Goliger began his career as a gardener at a landscape company in Greenwich, Connecticut while attending college in New York. In 1986, he moved to San Francisco and studied botany, architectural design, plant identification, and ornamental horticulture at San Francisco City College, and Autocad at the San Francisco Institute of Architecture. For over 2 years, Elliot was an arborist and gardener for the City of Daly City, before beginning his own tree care and landscaping business. Elliot brings his love of nature to his customers' backyards, and is an avid hiker, skier, and mushroom enthusiast.

Elliot has been a ISA certified arborist since 1994 and is a licensed general, landscape, and tree pruning contractor. He is a certified tree risk assessor, and is a Director and CFO of Bay Area Arborist Cooperative. Artisans Landscape Inc. has been the recipient of the prestigious Sunset Western Living Award and has been featured in Sunset Magazine. The company has maintained high ratings with Diamond Certified for over 12 years.

Artisans Landscape’s crew are skilled artisans that have been working with the company for over 10 years. The company is fully bonded and insured, and is fully dedicated to providing quality service.

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"We wanted a new look for our backyard garden removing grass and replacing with a patio. We got but beautiful, thoughtfully laid out new plantings. Elliott worked with us to make the most of what we had, salvaging or moving or trimming the best, removing the rest. The entire process from initial conversation, to drawings, to the potentially messy removal (we have access to garden only through a lower level master bedroom suite!) was professional, courteous, careful, and done on time in a very reasonable amount of time. Elliott's team is terrific and we couldn't be happier with the job they have done. Elliott continues to provide follow up now that the job is done and we definitely plan to engage their services for garden maintenance and any future projects. Highly recommended!!!" - ROBERT R.

"We started with a 50 x 12 ft cold, scary, concrete slab yard and now have an inviting warm city garden.  I can't believe it's the same space.  And the change is due entirely to Elliot's design and plant selection.  Elliot finished the project on time and on budget.  I definitely recommend him - especially if the space needs a thoughtful design to deal with challenges (like mine - a long narrow space next to a tall building)." - CHUBBY W.

"Elliot and crew did an amazing job in our 35' square backyard.  We were posed with a challenging design on a hillside that had been completely denuded following the construction of a neighbor's retaining wall.   Not only did we want to block our neighbor from looking into our yard but we also wanted to cover up the unsightly retaining wall and chain link fence that remained.  After talking to several other design firms, Elliot came up with a simple design that incorporated an elegant mix of vegetation and  hardscape to achieve something that we enjoy sitting in again.  His crew was courteous and hardworking." - DEAN D.

"Artisans Landscape was a god-send!  Elliot and his crew took a unfocused yard and turned it into a place that is an oasis for me.  The work was done as specified and Elliot had many creative suggestions.  The work was done a few years ago and I have used Artisans Landscape to refine and maintain the property.  The crew is great and I will continue to use them.  I highly recommend Elliot and Artisans Landscape!!!" - LAUREL M.

"Artisans Landscape did an outstanding job designing and installing just the prefect garden for my house. Elliot found a creative, drought tolerant plan for my yard that has grown into a stunning garden.  He also did an amazing job with stone work and irrigation. Again, creative solutions!  Elliot takes his passion and knowledge of plants to a whole new level. He has an intuitive sense with plants and from the results I can see it is an art form for him. From start to finish, Artisans Landscape has been professional, knowledgable, creative and with great attention to detail. I couldn't be happier !!!  Artisans Landscape has been back several times for maintenance on my garden and they always do a fantastic job. I would easily recommend them to anyone. Five stars!" - KELLY C.

"I needed to plant a north-facing strip of land on the street side of my house where people frequently walk.  Artisans Landscape met the challenge quickly, creatively, and within  budget.  Thanks to  Elliot, I've ended up with a real garden -- not just an urban planting strip -- with interesting plant choices that have earned plenty of compliments.   I've really appreciated Elliot's knowledge, his enthusiasm for plants, and his creative ideas.  And the planting crew did a great job and left the site spotless (always important).  I'm happy to recommend the Artisans Landscape team." - BETSEY B.

"I had a stump removal job and a small masonry project.  Elliot came by, asked a few questions, gave me some options on the masonry, and a couple of days later a full crew showed up and finished in one day.  The crew was very efficient and easy to talk to , pleasant and did a great job of cleanup.  This will be my go-to company for other such jobs." - HOWARD Z.

"Elliot transformed our small urban backyard into a beautiful relaxing space.  His sense of design is amazing, and his knowledge of plants is really immense.  He was professional and his crew was great as well." - GAIL M.