Perennial Garden with Japanese Maple Rock Gardens Paths & Gates Pondless Stream Woodland Garden with Tropical Accents

Perennial Garden with Japanese Maple

What began with a bold choice in house color led to a lush, deep red inspiration to paint palate of this urban perennial garden, elegantly showcasing five majestic Japanese maples and blending beautifully with the existing architecture and colors of the property.

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Rock Gardens

The premise of ditching the traditional bland, boring lawn in favor of a low maintenance, drought-tolerant alternative is gaining in popularity, especially here in the Pacific Northwest where rainy winters and hot dry summer reign. Oregonians are embracing the Mediterranean lifestyle in their landscape and xeriscape designs and we are happy to be a part of it.

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Paths & Gates

Hardscapes and softscapes should melt together, as a path melts into the forest. Rocks or boulders should be placed to appear as if they were pushed up from below by forces of nature and then softened by time. There’s a balance between what’s natural and what’s imposed, and at Creative Landscapes, Inc., we listen to what the landscape has to say.

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Pondless Stream

Fulfilling the requirements of beauty and safety, this pondless stream takes advantage of gravity to create a babbling brook down artfully placed boulders and greenery. Water features are a great way to bring a natural melody to any creative landscape.

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Woodland Garden with Tropical Accents

Hardy palms and bamboo, a mix of tropical and shade-loving plants, and a robust fir tree blend tropical and woodland into an eclectic mix of cohesive contradiction. The owner’s love of dramatic contrasts and careful consideration to the existing landscape played out well in this woodland garden.

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We provide a comprehensive range of services to provide our clients with a completely seamless experience. From site assessment, design and planning, to…

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Case Studies

A photo may be worth a thousand words, but occasionally a few words can go a long way. Our Case Studies are a…

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Portfolio of Projects

While every landscape we design is not just special, but also unique, there are a few that adequately represent the landscaping services we…

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Creative Landscapes, Inc.

Creative Landscapes, Inc. is a locally-owned business with clients throughout the Portland metropolitan area. We bring over 30 years experience to designing, planting and maintaining landscapes in this gardener’s paradise. Our trademark is providing color, fragrance and texture throughout the seasons while drawing inspiration from the Mediterranean, the Tropics and the native plants of the Pacific Northwest. Your time in the garden should be a pleasure, not a chore.

  • Expert Collaboration

    We provide the technical expertise to assess your site and address the practical issues of existing plantings, light, space and drainage.

  • Uniquely Yours

    We listen to you to develop a distinct set of project criteria based on your budget, lifestyle considerations and personal taste.

  • Creativity & Practicality

    We bring inspiration and insight to the planning process to envision a custom-tailored mix of plants, water features and hardscape.

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