Custom Landscaping For Portland, OR

Ross NW Watergardens designs and builds custom landscapes that improve with age.  

What kind of landscape is right for you?

Landscaping in Portland means having options. Low water use and native landscapes blossom. Japanese gardens fit alongside "Backyard Habitats". Modern landscaping has its place. Shaded woodland gardens thrive.

You found your way here because you need a team of landscape pros. You need help to plan, design, and implement your perfect outdoor space. Ross NW Watergardens' three generations of landscaping expertise are ready to help!

Your yard, small or large, can reach its full potential by partnering with our designer, landscapers, and craftsmen. Our family looks forward to working with yours.

Let's Start Right Now.

Residential Landscape Designers

Our landscape designer, Ben Bowen, will meet with you to begin the design process. 

Ben will collaborate with you to create a landscape design tailored to your family's lifestyle. Your home's style and your property's challenges will be taken into consideration too.

We insist that your landscape plan work in reality- not just impress on paper. Let's create a garden that demands to be used, even in Portland's rain!

Your preferences are the ones that matter. As you can see from our portfolio of designed gardens, we produce beautiful landscapes in a variety of styles.

Explore our landscape design approach or start the landscape design process by contacting the premier Portland landscapers today!

Portland Landscaping Contractors

Is your landscape project ready to start? Let's do some landscaping then!

Ross "Joe" Bowen will supervise your project from start to finish. Your garden will take shape with him guiding our skilled team of craftsmen. 

We offer a wide range of landscaping services, from complete garden renovations to koi ponds, paver patios and fire pits.

Ross NW Watergardens can do pretty much anything your landscape requires. All projects carry the same trademarks of quality and skill. Let's do this right!

We have completed projects all over the Portland, Oregon area including Lake Oswego, West Linn, Tigard, Beaverton, Happy Valley, and more.

Contact the only Stumptown landscaper you need for a free and friendly landscape consultation.

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Ross "Joe" Bowen and Ben Bowen

Ross "Joe" Bowen and Ben Bowen

Why choose Ross NW Watergardens for your landscape project?

From the initial contact to the final walk through communication is key to the success of your landscaping project.

Ross NW Watergardens works hard to keep the dialogue going. We are never confrontational, but deal with unexpected issues head on.

You will have our key team member's cell phone numbers and we answer emails quickly. Want to text? Not a problem.

We are easy to work with. Ross NW Watergardens takes a flexible approach.

Our experience will blend with your preferences to produce personalized solutions to your landscape challenges.

We will work with you, your architect, your general contractor, subcontractor, inspectors, and anyone else involved to make sure your project goes smoothly.

Ross NW Watergardens is here to stay. We started in 1999 and are going to be landscaping in Portland for a long, long time.

Warranty issue? We can handle it. Spring cleanup or fall leaf removal? You bet.

Many of our clients have now done three or four rounds of improvements with us. You too can call on us year after year for all your garden's needs.

Recent 5 Star Review of Ross NW Watergardens via Yelp:

We moved to Portland from San Francisco to a beautiful new Portland Foursquare in July of 2014. The previous owners did not have a green thumb, and what little planting that was done by the contractor when the home was built, had been barely maintained and did not compliment the home very well. I knew I wanted a japanese garden and my husband wanted a water feature in our back yard, so I'm still not sure how, but I found Sada Uchiyama online, and I sought him out in June before we closed on our house. Sada will only work with Joe Bowen (Ross NW Watergardens), and so this is how we met Joe.

Joe came out to our home with Sada for an appointment, and it took us six months to get on Joe's construction calendar! Even though the wait time was frustrating, it was SO WORTH THE WAIT. Our home was beautiful, but our front and back yard are now stunning. Our neighbors regularly stop by and thank us for re-doing our yard. I thought our yard was only distasteful to us, but obviously not....(Read More)

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The Pittock Mansion, the Lan Su Chinese Garden, the International Rose Test Garden, the Japanese Garden- Portland is full of diverse and beautiful landscapes. Shouldn't your garden be one of them?

It all starts with a custom landscape design.

Ross NW Watergardens is a Portland, Oregon based licensed, bonded, and insured landscape contractor.

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