Peaceful Backyard Retreat
       
     
Sun Garden
       
     
Lush and Green
       
     
Stone Pathway
       
     
Garden Detail
       
     
Stonework
       
     
Peaceful Backyard Retreat
       
     
Peaceful Backyard Retreat

The Giffords' garden transformed a blank concrete canvas into a beautiful private get-away at this home in Portland's beautiful Ladd's Addition neighborhood.

Sun Garden
       
     
Sun Garden

Vibrant perennials and stunning grasses make the most of the back yard's sun coverage, creating a nice contrast with the house color and the custom walkways.

Lush and Green
       
     
Lush and Green

Shadier areas in the garden are defined by a range of deep greens, creeping ground cover, mosses, and more grasses.

Stone Pathway
       
     
Stone Pathway

We love the stones in the Giffords' pathways, especially the unusual fittings and the rust red against slate.

Garden Detail
       
     
Garden Detail
Stonework
       
     
Stonework

The repurposing of stone and natural gradations in the garden gave us plenty of opportunity to play with different views and arrangements.