About Us

Marion McNew, CPLD, FAPLD

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you will enjoy the journey through the many diverse, sustainable plantings and landscapes we have create over more than three decades. We are thrilled with the lively interest in gardening. Year-round delight, and attracting desirable wildlife and pollinators is our aim. Gardens and outdoor spaces are an extension of your home, and a place for relaxation, enjoyment and entertainment.

Mount Hood Gardens has been creating award-winning, quality gardens and small parks of exceptional beauty and distinction in the Mid Columbia for thirty-five years. Organic methods and sustainable practices have been employed from the beginning.

Founded in 1985 by Marion McNew, the business originally contained a wholesale perennial division. Wholesale was phased out in the Nineties, yet a thriving, tidy growing operation remains, supplying hardy and acclimated plants for our landscape installations. In 2019, we added a container tree nursery, enabling us to have substantial and healthy trees available for our projects nearly year-round.

We design with the Plant Community Principle in mind, which seeks to select plants with similar habitat preferences, creating healthy plantings that need less intervention and conserve water. Climate change may increasingly require editing or modifications of plant selections. Maintenance is always a consideration, and low maintenance is high on most of our clients’ wish list.

Mount Hood Gardens creates and completes gardens starting with the design phase all the way to the finished project.  Please refer to the Services pages for further information.  We also offer limited maintenance services for gardens we have installed.

Enjoying our extended outdoor season in the Gorge!

We appreciate the trust our clients place in us, and are grateful for the abundant opportunities for artistic landscape expression. Actively brainstorming with clients, and then coming up with unique and fitting ideas and solutions for their landscapes brings us joy.

Enriching the environment and our clients’ lives is the ultimate fulfillment. Always, client wishes and site considerations come first.

Please visit our Residential Portfolio Section for photos and detailed information of the many different garden styles in our repertoire, and beneficial horticultural information.

We are thankful for our loyal, skilled and experienced employees.

Sarah, April and Maggie, the nursery elves!

Santiago and Ruben in our stock beds in winter