Our Mission:

To design exceptional outdoor spaces for real people, all online.

Using technology, to deliver an experience that’s better than the one you’d expect from the traditional, analog design process. And to see your project all the way through to completion.

But above all, to help you and your loved ones spend more quality time together, outside. (And boost your property value while we’re at it through smart outdoor renovation investments!)


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After going through the process of designing the outdoors at our own property, we realized there has to be a better way. One that doesn't cost property owners many thousands of dollars for the design alone. But delivers a plan that provides every bit as much value as traditional landscape design. So we set out to come up with one. 

We started at our own home in California (pictured above), after it had suffered damage in the 2017 wildfires. The full story is here. We worked with our first designer to create a plan to bring the yard back to life — without stepping foot on the property. We quickly hired software engineers, horticulturalists, landscape designers and architects to join the team and perfect the process. We hope you love Yardzen.

- Allison and Adam Messner, founders of Yardzen



Yardzen is how outdoor renovation projects get done, starting with design.

We’ve got our based covered. Meet a few members of the team.



Meet a Yardzen  Horticulturalist : Alison B.

Meet a Yardzen Horticulturalist: Alison B.


Meet a Yardzen  Software Engineer : Cory K.

Meet a Yardzen Software Engineer: Cory K.


Meet a Yardzen  Landscape Architect : Kevin L.

Meet a Yardzen Landscape Architect: Kevin L.


Meet a Yardzen  Concierge : Alanah A.

Meet a Yardzen Concierge: Alanah A.


We don’t want to brag, but some people have said some very nice things about us.

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Yardzen is based in Marin County, CA.

We value great design, natural light and fresh air. We’d love to hear why you’d be our next great team member.

We’re looking for Contractor Matching Concierges to own the process of matching Yardzen clients with the ideal landscape contractor to implement their design. As a concierge you’ll build and maintain relationships with the best landscape contractors in each of our target geographies: the San Francisco Bay Area, greater Los Angeles, Austin, TX and Houston, TX.


  • You’re interested in landscape contracting and outdoor renovation projects.

  • You have a passion for the outdoors and an interest in sustainability (which is core to the Yardzen ethos).

  • You’re willing to roll up your sleeves when necessary to get something shipped, and slow down when necessary to ensure an excellent Yardzen experience for both clients and contractors.

  • You’re detail oriented and skilled at developing systems to track lots of moving pieces.

Contractor Matching Concierge

E-Landscape Designer

We're looking for experienced landscape designers who, like us, are passionate about helping people unlock their yard's true potential. We're looking for people who both have an encyclopedic knowledge of planting zones and can pick out a mid-century modern fire pit without breaking a sweat. Sound familiar? We want to meet you. 


  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture or Landscape Design OR minimum 3 years experience.

  • Proficiency in modern landscape design software.

  • Excited about working in a fast-paced startup environment.

Design Concierge

Yardzen Design Concierges are the backbone of our entire process. They're there when the client has a question about dimensions in their site plan or needs to change their schedule to accommodate their 6 year-old's birthday party. You get the point. Are you a born people person? Love to make lists and remember details. Sounds perfect. Lets talk.


  • Bachelor's Degree

  • At least two years of work experience in a sales, customer service or support role.

  • Proficient in or can quickly learn modern technology services like G Suite and Airtable.

  • Passionate about plants and helping people.

Design Intern

We’re hiring an intern for summer 2019 to support the design team in delivering outdoor designs to clients. As an intern at Yardzen you’ll be at the intersection of design and technology, logging trends surrounding client engagement, providing ongoing support and assistance to Project Management and Design teams as needed. This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of the team making landscape design more accessible for all.


  • You have an eye for design and passion for creativity.

  • You have strong attention to detail with great organizational and time management skills.

  • You’re able to multitask in a fast-moving startup environment.

  • You have a high level of communication skills with an ability to work and adapt well in a team environment.

  • You have a passion for the outdoors and an interest in sustainability (which is core to the Yardzen ethos).

To apply, please complete the form below. Send your resume and optional portfolio to design@yardzen.com.


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