2014 Garden Tour

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.