The 11th Annual ANLD Designers Garden Tour is Saturday
June 20th, 2015
Tickets are $25 each and proceeds benefit the ANLD scholarship program for
aspiring landscape designers attending Clackamas Community College and Portland
Community College. Tickets will be for sale at select garden centers starting May 10th.
Buy tickets on-line NOW at our Early Bird discount for just $20 each!
NOTE: we will start mailing tickets in mid-April
|The sun-filled Haines garden, designed by Sarah Smith of The Gardensmith, features a large vegetable garden, fruit trees, and reclaimed/recycled materials. This garden was designed around the homeowner's desire to age in place and will allow her to continue gardening for many years. Read more about the Haines garden here.|
|Rick Hansen of Pacific Gardens & Waterworks has collaborated with homeowners Bob and Gigi Wood for 25 years on the design and construction of their landscape. Existing native plants were preserved and over the years a pond and stream, a flagstone patio, a hot tub, and lighting have been added. Read more about the Wood garden here.|
|Phil Thornburg, landscape designer, contractor and owner of Winterbloom, Inc., opens his own garden for the ANLD tour. The Thornburg garden pleases the visitor's eye with surprising moments of both practicality and beauty. Read more about the Thornburg garden here.|
|The Turner garden, designed by Darcy Daniels of Bloomtown Gardens, is an example of just how much living can be eked out of even the smallest of spaces. Read more about the Turner garden here.|
|Lori Scott of Lori Scott Landscape Design collaborated with the home owners to design Marta's Meadow featuring a private swirling-brick patio and native
drought-tolerant plantings in the front yard. And an urban meadow bordered by a
compelling set of living and entertaining spaces in the back. Read more about Marta's Meadow here.
|Mary Baum of Creative Landscape Designs worked with the resident cats to designing this Northwest Asian-inspired garden in the Forrest Heights neighborhood. Read more about Merlot's garden here.|
|Paul Taylor of Paul Taylor, ONCP Garden Design and Consultation took on the challenge of taming the steep slope of the Taylors family garden and developed outdoor spaces more suitable for adults and teens. Read more about the Taylor garden here.|
|The Armentrouts asked designer Ann Nickerson of Ann Nickerson Landscape Design, Inc. to design a quiet shady, retreat with room for the grandkids to play. Variegated gold and green shrubs are sprinkled throughout the back garden to give a feeling of dappled shade even on dark rainy days. Read more about the Armentrout garden here.|
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Suzie and Evan Williams southeast Portland garden, designed by Darcy Daniels of Bloomtown Gardens, is featured on the tour. The tone of the garden is warm and inviting all year around, with shades of bronze, gold, purple, orange, gray, and green featured in the plant material and the décor. Click here to Read more about what you will find when you tour the Williams garden.
Donna Giguere designed the Meihoff garden, a fusion of classic 1905 home craftsmanship and modern ideals, this garden showcases low maintenance plantings, rain gardens, permeable pavers and a new parking space. An artfully designed gate matching the Early Craftsman style home opens to a back yard retreat. An integrated deck, patio and fire pit are frequently used for entertaining guests. The homeowners may relax in hammocks under a mature Magnolia tree while their dog rests on a lawn of dwarf mondo grass.Click here to read more about what you will find when you tour the Meihoff garden.
The design of the David P. Best garden presented an innovative challenge for ANLD designers Barbara Hilty and Adriana Berry. The bungalow's architecture needed to meld with the owner’s design vision of a contemporary Japanese garden with an industrial edge, and his desire to incorporate a wide selection of specimens to ensure variety and uniqueness throughout the garden. Click here to read more about what you will find when you tour the Best garden.
Pat Moore, a plant geek in zonal denial, needed help transforming his back garden into a vivacious tropical retreat. He contacted ANLD designer Bruce Hegna for help. See the results of Bruce's design astehtic on the tour, with bold bright colors, a series of garden rooms, and an attractive outbuilding that serves as a studio in summer and a greenhouse in winter. Click here to read more about what you will find when you tour the Moore Garden.
I was hired to redesign the whole property but the emphasis was on the back yard. The homeowners wanted to make their outdoor space more liveable - the different areas more cohesive with an emphasis on outdoor entertaining. The homeowners had just completed an extensive interior remodel of their kitchen and living area so that is where I gained inspiration for the materials that were going to be used outdoors. I used a color palette for the stone work on the outdoor kitchen and fireplace that was similar to the tile in the kitchen. For the backsplash on the cook island we used fused and frosted glass by the same artist who fabricated the indoor bar.
The deck was a rather unusable space: narrow with only a tight and misplaced stairway to get down to a lower patio area. The lower patio had an old, built-in hot tub that the homeowners never used, and also a portable greenhouse and many types of containers to grow vegetables. Off the deck in the other direction was a gravel area that had served as a dog yard for the previous owner. There was a small lawn area and an overgrown perennial bed. The rest of the property had mature trees that provide shade for the west facing deck.
Homeowners John and Dorcas Gawlista initially sought help from designer Izzy Baptista in creating a more visible and friendly front entrance. "The entire entrance was hidden by a huge Japanese holly along with some other plants and an overgrown camellia. From the street one could see only a prominent driveway and the garage door." The front garden also needed some editing: removing overgrown "thugs" and plants that looked great for a month or so before becoming an eyesore the rest of the year. Together, Izzy, Dorcas, and John (a landscape contractor) set to work.
Stacked stone garden beds, beautiful paver work, and a solid, nicely proportioned pergola helped solve many of the issues: connecting the house to the garden, adding a vertical element to the predominantly horizontal lines of the house, and providing privacy to the large kitchen window. Judicious pruning of existing shrubbery to highlight their form, reshaping the lawn, and adding colorful perennials, grasses, and plants with year round interest also helped create a more welcoming and lush entrance.