Teresa Dennis Garden Design

Rave Reviews from Teresa's Garden Design Clients

A thousand thanks for the beautiful gardens!

I am grateful to you every time I look down at the back garden from my office window, look through the dining room doors, or step out into the lush oasis in the late afternoon.

No one who saw the “before” pictures – a burnt out lawn and broken concrete patio – could possibly imagine the perfect urban oasis you created! In every season we are dazzled by the colors, textures and fragrance of the garden. It is like a private park – full of life yet amazingly calm and serene.

The garden also has grown more beautiful each year. Now I understand what you mean when you say, “The first year the garden sleeps, the second year the garden creeps and the third year it leaps,” because this third year it most certainly has leapt.

Best of all, you understood that while we love our garden, our schedules leave little time to tend it. I am amazed at how the garden flourishes on its own – it’s virtually effortless.

Best of all, the garden helps us to stay in touch with nature’s rhythms and is the perfect antidote to an overdose of technology. Watching the garden grow makes us happy – and the neighborhood birds love it too.


Barbara W., Laurelhurst


Teresa is an articulate landscaper.

As well as her wonderful sense of design, she has a great understanding of plants that should be used with certain soil types and what grows well in the Northwest.

She transformed both our back and front yards. She redesigned our existing waterfall and the results are incredible.

Teresa was a pleasure to work with and is very professional and dependable.

Start to finish, Teresa was a joy to work with. 

Our new back yard garden retreat exceeded our expectations!
We asked for a combination of beauty and food production because we like to grow as much of our own food as possible. She:  

· Listened
· Asked good questions about what we wanted
· Maintained regular communication
· Arranged with her reliable, long-standing connections for labor, walkways, raised beds, plants and materials
· Stuck to schedule
· Did what she said she would do

We had seen other gardens that she had done and we were not disappointed!   

Betsy in Oregon City