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What clients are saying about Radish Gardens:


+ Review from Emily K. (N Portland)

"Thank goodness I was referred to Lydia. She is so knowledgeable and a truly educated horticulturalist, traits that aren’t easy to find in your average gardener. I’m a person who cares deeply about my plants and garden design and Lydia provides efficient and thoughtful stewardship. She always has great gardening tips! Thank you Lydia!"

+ Review from Michele T. (NW Portland)

"I highly recommend Radish Gardens. I recently purchased a home with a huge front yard. I was completely overwhelmed at the thought of tackling the landscaping. Lydia from Radish Gardens was wonderful.

She took time to listen to what I wanted, and then designed two garden scapes that melded perfectly together. One was wooded with gorgeous natives that helped shield the house from the road which was one of our concerns. The other one was a bird friendly cutting garden so I would have fresh cut flowers through almost every season.

When it came to planting the garden Lydia sourced the plants, laid them out and in no time there were 100 plants in the ground! The best part is that Radish Garden’s prices are incredibly fair. Some of the best money I have spent recently for sure!"

+ Review from Pam P. (N Portland)

"I contacted Lydia Cox at Radish Gardens when I decided my front and back yard needed a complete overhaul. I wanted to change from spotty grass patches and weeds to a low maintenance, water tolerant, native plant landscape.

As Lydia and I walked around my yard, she took time to listen to my ideas and discuss with me all of the factors that need to be considered: sunny vs shady, neighboring trees and houses, rain run-off, timing of flowering plants, etc. She offered several native plant suggestions that fit my criteria, and laid out a computer-drafted, color design plan that showed how the yard and plants should look in 3-5 years.

We easily settled on a simple, cost-effective, creative, low maintenance, and water tolerant design that is also very bird and bee friendly! Lydia mapped out a watering plan for the next few years to help plants get well-established early on, and to keep me on schedule. I felt very comfortable talking with and asking her questions, and discussing the financial burden of a landscape overhaul. She was very conscientious of my goals and my concerns.

Lydia is a great listener, and is very creative; she has a vast knowledge of native plants, how to utilize and support gardens in our local climate, and encourage natural ecosystems to thrive. She is able to think outside of the box and considers unique situations as a positive challenge. Lydia was always on time to our meetings, and able to be flexible to accommodate my work schedule. It was always easy to reach her via email, text, or a phone call throughout the summer when I had any questions or concerns. We also did a fall check-in and wrap-up, with a winter walk-through and touch-up.

Lydia Cox is a highly qualified landscape designer and wonderful to work with. I highly recommend Radish Gardens for all your garden and landscaping needs, big or small!"


Custom garden planning:

Example planting plan & schedule for 4’x4’ raised garden beds


Landscape designs:

Backyard overhaul for privacy & year-round interest (Milwaukie, OR)


Family-friendly back yard w/edible exploration areas (SE Portland)

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Low-maintenance fence line featuring Pacific NW native plants (N Portland)


Contemporary meets Pacific NW native (N Portland)

Adding an edible garden & perennial beds to an underutilized corner (Happy Valley, OR)

Adding life & color to a cozy balcony (SE Portland)

From weeds to wonder (SE Portland)


"I say, if your knees aren't green by the end of the day,
you ought to seriously re-examine your life."

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