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.

Each year the most anticipated feature of the Portland Home & Garden Show is the Excellence in Landscaping Competition. Last year we moved the showcase gardens to the front of Hall E and it was an enormous hit. We have new designers, more plant material and flowers, along with new lighting effects.

This year we will have 14 amazing gardens for you to be inspired by, and get ideas from. You can meet the men and women who built these displays in less than three days. We hope you enjoy strolling through the showcase gardens and being fully engulfed in an early spring at the Expo Center. Here are some of the designs from the landscape architects for the 2015 Excellence in Landscaping Competition. You will see how they came to life inside the show.

 


The Showcase Gardens Participants for 2014

Excellent In Landscape Competition participants:

American Rhododendron Society

Association of Northwest Landscape Designers

Autumn Leaf Landscaping.

Cornerstone Hardscapes with Debbie Brooks

Drake’s & Dees

Gregg & Ellis Landscape Design

Healing Arts Resource Project

JP Stone Contractors with Linda Meyers

New Beginnings

Northwest Outdoor Living & Landscapes

Olivine Land

OSU Department of Horticulture

Southwest Landscapes

The Wall

We would like to thank our Garden Sponsors:

All About Stone

Big Trees Today

Cedarglen Floral Company

Egan Gardens

McFarland Bark

N&M Herb Nursery

TimberTech

Western Interlock

Association of Northwest Landscape Designers

Autumn Leaf Landscaping.

Cornerstone Hardscapes with Debbie Brooks

 

Cornerstone Hardscapes-Creative Garden Spaces

Drake’s & Dees

An Outlander Garden Hail all you Sassenachs (English), Scottish, and Outlanders from around the world! Inspired by the huge hit TV series “Outlander”, as well as the books by Diana Gabaldon, our garden features a cozy outdoor bed with warming fireplace and sitting areas amidst many Scottish plants (that coincidentally grow very well in the Pacific Northwest, ye ken). Walk through the arc of standing stones and see if you disappear 200 years into the Scottish Highlands past.

 

JP Stone Contractors with Linda Meyers

 

Northwest Outdoor Living & Landscapes

 

Olivine Land

 

The Wall

Elements for this year’s Home and Garden Show are as Follows:

  • Walls using repurposed (recycled) concrete in a squares and rectangle pattern
  • Raised garden patio using (2’x2’) Architectural slabs pavers
  • Concrete and stone gas, fire pit
  • Bubbler water feature (Pot)
  • Built in concrete bench
  • Cedar pergola
  • Plantings NW Style

 

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