Showcase Gardens


The Excellence in Landscaping Competition will now be in the front of the Expo Center – providing a new level of drama and beauty.

The Excellence in Landscaping Competition features absolutely beautiful landscapes constructed by some of the top garden designers and artists in the Northwest. With more than a dozen total garden displays to tour, now in a new location, here’s a chance to see new designs, color trends, hardscapes, water features, garden art, unique ground covers and plants of special interest.

Each year, a remarkable transformation occurs, as the Portland Home & Garden Show trucks in tons of dirt, rock, bark and plants into the Expo Center. In less than THREE DAYS, the region’s top experts create amazing works of landscaping artistry heralding the return of all things bright, green and fragrant – creating a gardener’s paradise in February! The Portland Home & Garden Show strives to bring a variety of garden experts and designers representing homeowner interests and desires for the perfect backyard or front yard entry. And, you can hire these experts to come to your own home, so get started!


The Showcase Gardens Participants for 2014

All Natural Landscapes

All Nature’s Construction

American Rhododendron Society

Association of NW Landscape Designers

Cornerstone Hardscapes
Earthworks Landscape Services

Gregg & Ellis Landscape Design

Olivine Landscape

New Beginnings

ProGrass
Southwest Landscapes

Shultz + Long Landscape Architects
The Wall

Be sure to tour and look through the IdeaBox!  This stylish and smart home is perfect for a backyard office or special hideaway.  Made right here in Oregon, this amazing little home will be part of the Shultz + Long display garden!  This year’s landscape experts will be vying for awards and recognition during the 4 days of the Excellence in Landscaping competition!  Local celebrity judges, nationally recognized experts and local media will judge the gardens and look for outstanding examples of landscaping and design. When you visit the gardens be sure to read each of the garden descriptions    and see the level of award given (gold, silver or bronze) for their efforts. You’ll have a chance to see a variety of styles – modern, Asian, Northwest inspired, and many others. Also look for local breweries and wineries doing taste testing at the garden area this year!

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