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© 2017 by Garden Stories LLC. Proudly created with Wix.com

Portland, OR 97211 

Tel 503.334.3536 

Cell 415.328.2751

Email: james@gardenstories.com

LCB# 9161


At Garden Stories we approach every new landscape design with a "wide-angle" perspective. We like nuance. So we make every effort to get to know you the client, the character and style of your home, and most importantly, the specific site conditions that will make for a successful landscape design.

Good landscape design is an art and a science. One informs the other. We firmly believe in this alchemy as we create gardens that are low-maintenance, long lasting, balance both function and beauty, and that are firmly integrated within the context of your home, region, and lifestyle. We’ve built our reputation on our extensive knowledge of climate appropriate flora, and use of high-quality materials. We love collaborative opportunities to work with talented contractors and craftsmen, and we continue to push against the notion that sophisticated landscape design be only for those with the deepest pockets. Please don't hesitate to reach out to discuss your next project.


James Wilson is the owner and lead designer at Garden Stories, and is a licensed landscape contractor. After graduating with a degree in Environmental Science he spent time as a field botanist for the National Park Service before he shifted focus into the fields of horticulture and landscape design. His love of natural plant communities and local ecology of the Pacific Northwest greatly shapes and informs his design sensibilities.