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 deeper investigation into a few select landscapes we’ve designed, showcasing the design process at work. From the initial inspiration to the finalized work of art, Creative Landscapes, Inc. works hand and hand with our clients to help their dream garden become a reality right here in our backyard of the Pacific Northwest.

Formal Mediterranean Garden in Portland, Oregon

Case Study – Formal Mediterranean Garden

Is there a way to vacation in the South of France without being inspired? Not for this Portland area family - along with souvenirs, they came home with the desire to reinvent their landscape into a formal Mediterranean garden. Luckily, with our hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters, our ...
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Pondless Stream with Rocks

Case Study – Pondless Stream

This Portland client had two requests. One, that we make something special out of the bland lawn in his backyard. Two, that we keep it safe and welcoming for his young grandchildren. Our answer? Get creative. A dramatic slope and basin set the tone and facing the challenge head on, ...
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Native Garden Wide Shot, Portland, Oregon

Case Study – Native Garden

When your clients are art lovers, a landscape design that is both artistic and special is in order. As always, we looked to nature for our inspiration for this native, low maintenance garden with multiple trunked trees. Choosing colors that accented and highlighted the house’s exterior, we set out to ...
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Perrenial Garden with Japanese Maple - Wide Shot with Path

Case Study – Perennial Garden with Japanese Maple

When you opt for a bold color choice for your home, in this case a rich wine red, that inspiration can’t help but spread into the landscape, especially when that garden is our own. We decided to try something a little different; after Debbie chose the paint color, we added ...
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