The art of design is coaxing beauty from what exists.
— Susan Harrison, founder and co-owner

With thoughtful observation of both architecture and the unique natural environment of a site, we design spaces that are personal, functional & timeless.  Working with nature to create artful, enduring design, incorporating the sustainability practices of permaculture, we use skilled and experienced craftspeople to build it for you. Private Gardens Design has been creating beautiful outdoor spaces throughout Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan counties for 25 years.