Creative Garden Spaces
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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 spacial planning, use of materials, outdoor lighting and classic design style. We design gardens around those living areas that provide color, texture and interest year round.

Debbie Brooks has always been interested in gardening and design. She started her landscape design career in 1983 after dabbling in the graphic arts, architecture and interior design.

While earning her AA degree in Horticulture and Landscape Design from Edmonds College in Seattle, Washington, she worked alongside a landscape contractor. She was responsible for designing projects and coordinating the crews to implement her designs. Debbie was also in charge of several maintenance accounts which helped her design more practical and functional designs.

Starting in the wholesale nursery department at Teufel Nursery, one of Oregon’s largest nurseries, she gained extensive knowledge and experience in plant sales. She eventually headed up the newly formed residential construction department, and began working part-time designing and developing garden spaces for clients she met through her connections at the nursery. Debbie left Teufel after six years and in 1996 began pursuing her own venture: Creative Garden Spaces.

President of ANLD - Association of Northwest Landscape Designers
OLCA – Oregon Landscape Contractors Association
Leach Botanical Garden

Services Provided
Custom Fire Pits, Custom Water Features, Deck Design, Drought Tolerant Landscaping, Edible Gardens, Garden Design, Gazebo Design & Construction, Hardscaping, Landscape Design, Landscape Plans, Organic Gardens, Patio Design, Pool Landscaping, Project Management, Shed Design & Construction, Site Planning, Custom Covered patio design, custom Outdoor Fireplace Design

Areas Served

Certifications and Awards
2004/2005 YGP Show - Best of Division/Garden
2007 YGP Show - Best Use of Space/Garden
2009 WALP Grand Award w/JPStone Contractors
2013, 15, 16, 17, 18 H&G Show - Gold
2014 H&G Show - Silver
Contact: Debbie Brooks
Location: Portland, OR
Typical Job Costs: $25,000 - 400,000
Commented: HELP w/ 1970's exterior colors!! Choose the mid-range color in the brick ( don’t paint it) and go with that for the body of the house. No shutters, maybe a wide trim around the windows. And be sure to paint the roof support post th...
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Commented: Awkward fireplace At first glance, I wouldn‘t put a mantle on it but, instead add a hearth/seating from the wall to the left all the way over to the support post and wrap around the post and do the same thing on the ba...
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Commented: Can Ben Moore Wilmington Tan walls be saved? What a lovely room. Lighter drapes and lighter rug will help. You might also consider paining two walls a lighter tan or cream. I would paint the two window walls.
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Commented: Need Help with Exterior Colours That sounds like a great plan!
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Commented: Rain chain Yes...thank you for asking. You can find them on This one is called "Zen Loops"
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Commented: Furniture Thank you...The homeowner purchased it years ago and I cannot remember where from. There are similar sets at Restoration Hardware
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