127 Portland Landscape Architects and Designers

Professional landscaping anchors a house to the site, connects it with the environment and creates a welcoming entrance to a home. Garden designers and landscape architects design with living plants and building materials, and they always keep in mind future growth, maintenance and overall visual appeal. Landscape architecture is very regional, so look for a landscape designer that’s familiar with the Portland climate and plant types that do well there. Start here to learn more about the landscaping services that will help you create your dream garden. More 
Portland, OR, 97215
We offer 20 years of experience implementing signature designs in residential settings. Our goal is to develop an intimate understanding of each clients goals and seamlessly... Read More
With over 30 years of experience, and APLD certified, Barbara specializes in catering to each garden project's unique needs creating spaces clients can enjoy and are uniquely theirs.
Portland, OR, 97266
Ross NW Watergardens offers landscape design / build services in the Portland, OR area. We are a family business with three generations of landscape expertise. Landscaping is our... Read More
Our designs promote balance between nature and lifestyle - encouraging homeowners to ‘get outdoors’ in extended landscape living spaces. A bit of paradise a few steps from one's home interior.
Portland, OR
We are a Landscape Design company whose focus is creating outdoor living spaces our clients want to live in. We incorporate their needs, wants and desires with our expertise in... Read More
Portland, OR, 97229
Creating beautiful and vibrant landscapes for my clients with an emphasis on year-round attractiveness and matching the outdoor experience with the lifestyle of the homeowners. Read More
Salem, OR, 97302
A landscape design-only business creating detailed, CAD drawings that are functional, creative, easy to read and easy to install. Read More
Portland, OR, 97214
Landscape Layouts for Living while Protecting the Planet. Specializing in rain gardens, soil life and water efficient & native plantings that are diverse and texturally... Read More
Portland, OR, 97223
Winner of the 2014 and 2013 "Best of Houzz" award for Customer Satisfaction. Since 2003 we have been transforming landscapes (and sometime lives) with a passion for design, a love... Read More
Petros Design (360) 606-9652
La Center, WA, 98629
Natural Stone - resources, fabrication and sales. Full quarry blocks to cut, natural building stone products, and slabs for counters and benches. Black Basalts, Gray Basalt,... Read More
Treeline Designz (503) 844-0645
Portland, OR, 97229
Treeline Designz is an award winning Landscape & Garden design & Horticulture consulting company. We design and consult all levels of projects. Read More
Portland, OR, 97210
So you want a garden that is uniquely yours?- one that matches your dreams with your lifestyle, your gardening interests, your home's architecture, and your budget, and at the... Read More
Shapiro Didway (503) 232-0520
Portland, OR, 97214
Shapiro Didway LLC is an office of Portland landscape architects that integrates minimalism and geometrical form to create sustainable spaces of distinct visual character.... Read More
Garden Stories (503) 334-3536
Portland, OR, 97211
A Portland area landscape design/build company creating gardens and outdoor spaces within context of client, region, neighborhood and budget. Read More
Portland, OR, 97227
Ecotone Environmental is a landscape architecture and construction company located in Portland, Oregon. Our focus is on providing low-impact, sustainable solutions to environments... Read More
Portland, OR, 97202
18+ years experience designing unique gardens for hundreds of happy clients focusing on the "Right Plant for The Right Place", artistic manipulation of space to fit your tastes,... Read More
Portland, OR, 97214
We design notable and meticulously-detailed gardens for residential clients, nationwide. Our design process is always guided by the overarching belief that garden spaces should... Read More
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What is a landscape architect?


The work of this outdoor professional includes most everything surrounding a home's exterior. A landscaping architect can even work with the home architect to choose the right spot for your Portland house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the Portland climate and activities that will take place, as well as layouts and planting plans. Landscape architects will also design any structures or outbuildings that will be added to the space. Any grading changes that will be added to the yard are also the responsibility of the architect. This includes any drainage modifications. An engineer can also be responsible for these tasks, but a licensed professional is fully capable. Like building architects, they will produce preliminary concept drawings, as well as detailed construction documents and planting plans. Three-dimensional renderings and illustrative plans are all supplementary.

What is a landscape designer?


A landscaping designer generally will have ecological, aesthetic and technical training, which helps them maximize the potential of your outdoor space. Keeping in mind both style and functionality, garden designers analyze your architecture and yard to produce a plan that may or may not include location and materials for walkways, patios, water features, fences, garden aspects and more. In addition, a Portland garden designer will carefully assess your geographic region to choose plants, trees and flowers that will flourish naturally, as well as address concerns such as drainage, screening and soil conditions. Certain landscape designers only help with the planning portion, while some may deliver the plans and then oversee a hired landscaping contractor. Others — typically following a design-build approach — take care of both the design and all aspects of the landscape architecture and construction.

Before you hire a professional landscaper, consider the scope and emphasis of your outdoor project. Landscape architects, who typically hold advanced degrees in their field, are trained to develop comprehensive structural plans that include plants, hardscaping, water use, drainage and more. Landscape designers typically specialize in the aesthetic and horticultural, rather than structural, side of yard and garden planning. They might or might not have advanced training. Even within their fields, a garden designer may specialize in hardscape- or vegetation-focused designs. In some cases you might need to hire additional help to get the outdoor space you want.

Questions to ask prospective landscapers:


  • Can you provide me with references?
  • How long have you been in the business?
  • What is your certification?
  • Do you have liability insurance?
  • How much do you charge, and what does that include?
  • What regions and climates are you skilled in?
  • Can you accommodate my special requests (such as ADA or LEED)?
  • What types of renderings will you produce?
  • What is your experience with similar projects?
  • When can you complete this project?
  • What do your services include?
  • Who will be working on the project design?
  • What happens when costs exceed budget, whether due to materials or labor pricing changes? What about changes made by the client or by the professionals — what kinds of situations would cause those costs to be incurred?
  • Can you provide me with a written estimate?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any important considerations or concerns that you know of or that might come up in the future with this project?

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