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"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)
You can see more portfolio pics at our FaceBook, Houzz, Pinterest and Angie's List pages as well...

A model train garden

The 'Hankin miniature railway project', an exercise in detail and fine planting selection, in which we scratch our heads for five days and build a world in miniature...in an 800sf area. All the plantings are selected to be able to be photographed up close and appear to be in scale.

Services Provided:

  • Model Trains

    We've built quite a reputation over the last few years for our custom train sets.

    A small set was built for a cabinetmaker a few years ago, and it ended up winning a state landscape award.

    We created a fabulous small train layout garden that earned a gold award from the Northwest Flower and Garden Show a few years ago. That was something. Now we've done about a half a dozen of these. Aren't they cool?

    Painstakingly detailed and incredibly fun to research, this is the ultimate toy for the guy who has everything. (Mom, you might want to skip quickly over this section.)

  • Planting Beds

    Planting is what you think of when you think of landscaping, and nobody does it better than we do. We bring perennials that recur every year, beefy, robust evergreen plants that last all year, and fabulously colorful deciduous shrubs and trees as accents. We have acres of plants to choose from and a uniquely flexible way of working that allows you to "see the plants before you start."

    As one of the largest purveyors of Cedar Grove compost in the county, we also rototill or hand-turn your bedsand fertilize all of your new plantings. Best of all, we guarantee it all for one year and offer you a discount card when the dust has settled to shop at the Nursery.

  • Miscellaneous

    We can also coordinate the construction of all types of outdoor amenities, from pools to sport courts and spas.

    Working with us to design this type of construction offers some distinct advantages for you as a client. We design the feature to fit within a budget framework and solicit competitive bids on your behalf as part of your landscape architectural design package.

    Most importantly, these features fit within the overall site design, integrating with planting and other construction. We show you how to stage this effort to minimize site damage and perform the construction efficiently.

  • Garden art

  • Carpentry

  • Theatrical Gardens