Lewisia & Clarkia: A Garden of Discovery

This garden was a Gold Medal winner at the 2004 Portland Home and Garden Show. It also won the Best Educational Award and Best Habitat Award.

It is also a featured garden at The Oregon Garden in Silverton, OR.

Inspired by the journals of Lewis & Clark—on the Bicentennial of their Expedition—this garden environment brings to life the wild history of our Northwest home. Plants selected are some of those from lush forests long ago, species that were known to the native peoples but new to Merriwether Lewis. Included are current hybridized forms with ornamental value. [Read more…]

In the Company of Rain

The comforting sound of rain on the roof
The fragrance of winter on a rainy day
Watch the drizzle dripping from above

In the Company of Rain. A show garden by Garden Design StudioOur garden showcases a passive water feature: A simple and elegant garden for the disconnected downspout. Recycled wood is fashioned into a stylish loggia, delivering plenty of freefalling rainwater from the metal roof through two whimsical copper scuppers. [Read more…]

1909 House

Earth Advantage 1909 House: A Study in Respectful Remodel

1909 HouseGarden Design Studio collaborated with Arciform LLC — an award-winning vintage home remodeler using earth-friendly and sustainable techniques and materials — to design and install the garden landscape for the 1909 House, 2005’s PGE Earth Advantage project. [Read more…]