try the City People's Garden and Design folks in madison. we've twice had Anne come out and consult with us. the first time she did quick sketches based on what we told her we wanted and then we had the installation team give us bids on various components like a granite retaining wall and a flagstone patio. we decided to go with the retaining wall and had them install it and i think it turned out beautiful and made such a big difference in our yard. we did some of the other features ourselves based on her ideas. i recently had Anne come out again to advise me on plants for the beds in front of our house. i felt like both times Anne listened to what we wanted and incorporated our ideas when they were appropriate and advised us against other ideas like plants that wouldn't do well in specific locations. she even offered advice on the cultivation of existing plants and referred us to a bamboo specialist to help us control a bamboo that had escaped it's container.
prices are competitive but not the cheapest. work was done professionally and on schedule. definitely recommend these guys.