The good folks over at Holland Landscapes have written an excellent article explaining the different roles within the landscaping industry and exploring the reasons for hiring both a landscaper and a garden designer.
Landscaping and garden design are two very different disciplines but the two are interdependent - click here to find out why you probably need both.
How do I find and work with a garden designer?
Choosing a garden designer is much like choosing an architect or an interior designer. You need to be confident that your designer shares your vision and has the necessary skill, training and expertise. The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) have produced this helpful video to explain some of the processes involved in designing a garden.