SeasonsLogo-Portland_OR_Vancouver_WA. SEASONS GARDEN DESIGNLLC
award-winning, sustainable landscape design for Portland, OR Region and SW Washington
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Remodeling and Garden Design
"Your design looks wonderful. It was quite an experience to watch the gears of genius move behind your eyes as you gave us suggestions. We so appreciate your creativity and talent and look forward to working with you some more on the garden."
Sander, Battle Ground, WA

GOT MUD? Work with us to combine our over 30 years of expertise with your dreams to erase those dirty feet now with the installation of your new garden. We service the Portland, OR | Vancouver, WA area and occasional clients in NE Oregon and SE WA and the northern Oregon Coast. Our APLD-certified landscape designs are for projects of all shapes, sizes, and types, new gardens, renovated gardens, and everything in between. So no us! Restore your self. Build a garden.

At Seasons Garden Design we believe in:

- a team approach: YOU matter!
- improving your investment

the value of engaging with Nature for inspiration and nurture
- garden-to-table food
- opportunities for play (and exercise)
investing in good environmental stewardship within the framework of good design
- using every square foot to its best advantage
- aligning maintenance with the needs & capabilities of the garden's owners

- garden giggles and fun
- your design advocate:flexibility to match you with the right contractor + no


The Professional Designer's Guide to Garden Furnishings The Professional Designer's Guide to Garden Furnishings
Packed with information about outdoor style and materials! With a long list of resources at the back, this is THE indispensable guide to garden furnishings.

"Chapters geared toward the professional elevate this comprehensive guidebook to a higher level even as Nagel's approach makes it an accessible reference for the novice garden decorator." - Booklist Online

Understanding Garden Design coverUnderstanding Garden Design: A Handbook for Aspiring Designers
Comprehensive and easy to understand, this is THE best resource to help you understand EVERYTHING about garden design.

"Thorough and thoroughly accessible, Nagel's reasoned yet personable approach to an often intimidating subject will benefit both homeowners and design professionals." - Carol Haggas, Booklist

Everyone should have a garden they can live in. That's why you need garden furnishings. Take a peek at current garden furnishings by clicking the photo, because don't you deserve to sit outside, listen to the birds, feel the breezes, and enjoy your garden?

Click THIS to demystify the design process.

Dr. Michael Dirr (about Vanessa's design presentation): "Yours is the best design presentation I ever heard. I never take notes. I took notes."

2018 - Judging gardens for the NW Flower & Garden show and for the APLD International Design Competition

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pebble mosaic Vancouver WAOur pebble mosaic won an Award of Excellence in Sunset's landscape design competition in 2004. To see the project, click the photo.


"We could not be more pleased with the work Vanessa did for us. She
individualized our garden to reflect us, and that is exactly what we wanted!" 

Sharri, Vancouver, WA

“She  provided a very functional design within very tight time frames and budgetary constraints, in addition to incorporating an artistic ambience which has received many complimentary remarks.”
Michael, Portland, OR

Four-season gardens have great winter presence. Use evergreen trees and plants, winter-flowering shrubs, colorful berries, garden art, landscape lighting and more. Use a greenhouse during the winter.Add garden bones for garden framing: arbor, fence, gate, pergola
SEASONS_Portland_Vancouver_Four Seasons Gardens _Portland_Vancouver kitchen gardens KITCHEN GARDENS & OUTDOOR KITCHENS
Create edible gardens and outdoor cooking spaces. Cook organically grown edibles on an outdoor grill. Make cocktails at your patio bar from your herbs, vegetables, & fruit trees. We help select heirloom seeds, and flowering annuals to lure beneficial insects,
Use native plants, drought-tolerant design, rain gardens, shade trees, organic landscape maintenance, eco-friendly lawns, low-water irrigation, and more, to improve curb appeal sustainably. Have a landscaper install low-mow turf with native flowers, too.
_Portland_Vancouver_curb appeal _Portland_Vancouver_garden harmony HARMONIOUS OUTDOOR LIVING
Extend your living space into your garden with a patio, deck, fountain, planters, garden furniture & fabric, fireplaces, and outdoor audio/video. Add a water feature, gazebo or pergola to help harmonize your home and garden with a livable yard, front or back.


REVISED: 2/19/2018