About Alida

Alida Landscape Design Profile


Whether a sprawling rustic escape or a small garden hidden in the city, my philosophy is founded on understanding outdoor spaces as active environments. Inspired landscape design can elevate the everyday even through the smallest detail. My work celebrates the natural world by creating visual and visceral connections that affect our daily lives.

Every project is about finding intelligent solutions that recognize the client’s specific needs. My approach is collaborative and draws on my ability to turn the biggest design challenge into something beautifully distinctive. I place equal importance on the site, its function, environmentalism, style, and budget to develop custom spaces that clients envision for themselves.

About me

For me, the aim is to move beyond traditional ideas about gardening. Landscape design is about engaging with the outdoors and others to spark creativity and exploration.

I specialize in designing and building spaces of all scales in diverse aesthetic sensibilities. Contemporary or traditional, I cultivate projects from design through construction.

With over two decades of landscape design/build experience in the Bay Area I have come far from the days as a child planting in the rich soil of Upstate New York. Still, I continue to bring a fresh perspective to each venture.

Alida Truant Landscape Design is a full service design, build, and consulting firm based on the Bay Area Peninsula of California

Alida Truant in San Mateo, CA on Houzz
Remodeling and Home Design