Landscape Project Profile: Japanese Inspired Garden in SW Portland

by Ben Bowen

Before & After: Japanese Inspired in SW Portland

In many ways this was a typical Ross NW Watergardens project. The client wanted a landscape that was:

  • Japanese inspired.
  • Low maintenance.
  • Increased privacy.

But in other ways it was very unusual:

  • The property had been neglected and was overrun with invasives.
  • It had large trees that were hazardous and had to be removed.
  • The owners were moving to Portland from the Mojave desert so they had little knowledge of our plant material.

We started with a landscape design, going from initial consultation to completed design in about 7 weeks. We then made some concessions for their budget and signed a contract for the installation. The project went very well and we are all happy with it.

What do you think? Was the project a success?

 house before new landscape
 japanese inspired landscape with lawn
 japanese garden courtyard