Donna Giguere, APLD Landscape Design
Landscape design with native and introduced plants, stone, wood and metal create garden concepts in traditional or contemporary ways. The architecture of your home and your family’s lifestyle are all influential in creating an outdoor environment that is uniquely yours. Planting plans focus on the “right plant for the right place” in terms of site conditions, mature size, drought tolerance, wildlife habitat and even edibility. Planting native plants is a way homeowners can participate in saving a piece of our forever diminishing native plant habitat. A garden or courtyard can provide sanctuary and comfort from the stress of our busy lives and the hustle-bustle of today’s world.
Donna earned an art degree in sculpture from Portland State University while also studying and practicing horticulture and geology. She received her landscape design education from landscape architects at Clackamas Community College. Her artistic ability won her awards in sculpture and in landscape design at the 2001 Portland Home and Garden Show. There she was awarded the Landscape Design Award presented by the Association of Landscape Designers, (APLD). Her display garden, consisting entirely of native plants, was presented with the Wildlife Habitat Award and the Water Wise Gardening Award. In the 2005 Portland Home and Garden Show Donna’s garden was awarded the Silver Award for her display garden, the Palette Award for use of color, and the Art Award. Donna was an OSU Master Gardener volunteer for 11 years and is highly supportive of the program. She has been a volunteer for Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden for 15+ years. She has published a booklet on the trees in that garden and is highly respected for her knowledge of plants, planting design and the pruning of rhododendrons and other shrubs and trees. She is permanently certified by the National Association of Professional Landscape Designers and is a founding member of the Oregon chapter. She will gladly provide references on request.