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Awards & Distinctions

"I could not be more pleased with the work that Alan's company has done in completely transforming the backyard of my town home from an overgrown, plant-filled, unusable space -- to two separate levels of paved patios below my deck -- one level with a beautiful fire pit and the second with a lovely water feature that feels zen-like. Where before we only looked down at the plants, now we are drawn down there -- and it feels wonderful to have taken a smallish backyard area and expanded so that it is not only usable, but also just makes you want to go down and sit and enjoy! Alan's team (led by Hugo and Ken) could not have been more professional. They were always on time, very courteous, did a thorough clean-up at the end of each day, and I'll even say, artists in their own right. Ken's work in building the fire pit was detailed and finished perfectly. He worked on it like it was his own... I couldn't be more happy with the finished result -- it FAR exceeds my expectations!!! To Alan and his team, a big thank you!" Coby S. (Fall 2015)"

- Coby S. (2017)
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Awards & Distinctions

  • Voted #1 in reliability of all local nurseries by Puget Sound Consumer’s Checkbook
  • Years of Angie's List Super-service awards
  • Best of Houzz Design & Satisfaction award
  • Best of Houzz Influencer award
  • King County 5-star Envirostar company
  • Back cover plan graphic: Sunset Western Landscaping Book (First Edition)
  • Northwest Flower & Garden Show, N. American rock garden society gold medal, Silver people’s choice award Wm. Thompson ASLA design excellence award for The Millennium Railway, 2000
  • Northwest Flower & Garden Show, bronze medal for Mirabilia, a garden of Arthurian legend, 2002
  • Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Founder’s Cup (Best of Show) and Gold medal for Portage to the Pacific, a garden inspired by the Lewis & Clark expedition, 2004
  • Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Gold medal for La Palabra Pintada (The Painted Word), a garden created with New York Times bestselling author and artist Nick Bantock (Griffin & Sabine), 2006
  • WALP (Washington Association of Landscape Professionals):
    Grand award winners:
    Matsuyama residence, Hitch residence, Nichols residence, A craftsman’s garden, Thune residence
  • Merit & Distinction medals for a wide range of residential landscapes