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About the Company

""Our backyard was a hot mess; drainage issues, grass that wouldn't grow after multiple french drains, plants that wouldn't thrive, a crane fly playground...it was ugly. Alan Burke came over for a consultation and gave us multiple solutions to amend the situation by offering his "Good, Best and Very Best" options". (Angie's List 9/14) "Just had to say how much Peter and I absolutely love our backyard garden. We sit out at night enjoying the pond, the birds the butterflies, the landscape and constantly remark what an amazing, peaceful setting you created for us. Peter loves futzing in the garden and spending time training his pod of fish, all named the Larrys (the big guys) and the Garys - the gold fish. Every night is like an adventure at Sea World when the fish get fed. Hope you are having a great summer". Janice C. (June 2015)"

- Issaquah project (2017)

Our History

Classic Nursery & Landscape Company was founded in 1985 and is family owned. Our 10 acre Woodinville garden center has a gift store with antiques, handmade gifts and work by local artists. We were fortunate to have been awarded the Green Globe award from King County for our past wildlife education efforts and have earned accolades from the Washington Association of Landscape Professionals and The Northwest Flower & Garden Show. A plan we designed is featured on the back cover of the first edition of The Sunset Western Landscaping Book. We expanded in 2012 to the former Olympic Nursery site in Woodinville, bordering the Sammamish River Trail, just north of the winery area and part of King County's Farmland Preservation Program .

You can never be too proud.

We pride ourselves in doing a good job for you at a fair price. As a landscape design/build contractor and nursery for almost 40 years, we have employees with unprecedented longevity in a trade known for employee turnover. Many of our employees, including landscape labor crew have been with us for over five years (and some for a decade or more), an unusual statistic in the landscape industry. Our on staff landscape architect is state licensed and a member of the ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects). We are also a 5-star King County Envirostar Company and members of a number of professional nursery, landscape design and building associations, such as WALP, WSNLA, ASLA and APLD. (See our reference and “questions to ask your landscape designer” sections). As a 'Best of Houzz' and Angie'sList Super-service award winning company for many years, you can also read positive reviews of our work on the web from services such as Bing, Google, Angie's List, Yelp, Houzz and other online review sites.

Experience. Turns out it's important.

We'll offer creative and flexible, budget-based solutions specifically tailored to fit your site. We base our horticultural recommendations on our vast experience working on properties from Everett to Maple Valley as well as research completed by the Washington State Cooperative Extension Service. Our nursery staff is a team of professional horticulturalists with a passion for plants. Specializing in large trees, we are also stocking tried & true garden favorites and many unique plant varieties well suited to our region. Think of our Garden Center as your local horticultural resource center.

Our Design. Your choice.

Yes, we do things differently. A complimentary consultation with a landscape architect? Yes, we offer that - and as part of our unique, flexible approach to landscaping, we also offer optional "do-it-yourself" pricing as well as "direct-to-owner" subcontract bids. Our designers utilize laptops at your kitchen table to offer you instant answers to your pricing and "what if" questions. Our designers carry a wide variety of product catalogs and landscape information for you to review as well. Classic’s Garden Center allows you the ability to "see the plants before you start". Our installations include a range of design innovations, from mixed seasonal perennial plantings to unique "dry stream" arrangements that offer an aesthetic alternative to common gravel landscape drains. The award-winning ponds and waterfalls that we build utilize a unique skimmer and bio-falls components to function as a self-regulating water ecosystem. In addition to our guaranteed work, you will receive a year-long discount at our Garden Center - and you can continue with scheduled landscape care and sign up to receive our monthly garden tips via email - to keep you and your yard on the right track.

Let's make this long-term.

We want to establish an ongoing relationship with you. Sign up for our monthly 'Garden-Tips" to stay up to date with what to do when in the garden. We'll be happy to mail you announcements regarding plant sales, seminars and nursery events that we offer and our staff will always try to be courteous and helpful. Our installation clients receive valuable discounts from the Garden Center after project completion. Finally, you will not find a better installation warranty than you'll get from us. As long as you take reasonably good care of your landscape, we guarantee newly installed plants for a year. Some limitations of course apply! If we are taking continuing care of your home site, we warranty the planting as long as our staff is maintaining your property.