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  • Initial Meeting for Design Landscape Design
    A landscape design begins with meeting you and accessing your needs and desires. My hourly fee will apply. We will discuss garden style, the scope of work, trees and plants, maintenance, materials and perhaps problem solve. I will quote a fee for a full landscape design that meets your needs and estimate a completion date for a plan.

  • Preliminary Landscape Planning
    If your design requires structures and hardscape changes I will create a Preliminary Conceptual Landscape Plan. Landscape Plan I will refer you to contractors that I feel will meet your needs in terms of skill and cost. I advise most clients to get 3 bids.

  • Landscape Planting Plan
    Upon approval, I will create a Planting Plan. A plant list will be included with the botanical name, common name, suggested size and care.

  • Landscape Installation
    Design facilitation during the installation phase will assure that the finished product fulfills the design intent and that you are happy with the results. It is part of the fine-tuning that happens between the landscape designer, the landscape contractor and you. At planting time I can place plants for your landscape contractor or the do-it-yourselfer. By placing plants we are letting the design evolve to its full potential. Pots can also be addressed at this time.

The fee for Landscape Design is $85 per hour, billed in 15 minute increments. Plans start at $1020.




Landscape Consultation

  • Upon availability

  • Quick sketch for a planting bed or patio. Most of these on-site quick sketches may take up to 2.5 hours and are limited to 250 square feet.

  • Brainpicker-Pitch your ideas at me. Iíll let you know what I think and then give you some truly practical and doable ideas and also go outside the box. We can survey the entire yard withinn 2.5 hours if under 1/2 acre.

  • Plant List

  • Pruning instruction and renovation of ill-pruned shrubs and trees - I will tell you how to do it yourself or refer you to a professional gardener with instructions.

The fee for Landscape Consultation is $350 for 2.5 hours.


Donna Giguere,  APLD
          Landscape Design

              Portland, OR

                  503.777.1177

giguereld@comcast.net