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Terraccord Landscapes is a landscape design/build company based in Portland, Oregon. We specialize in water-wise lawn alternatives that are anchored in native plants:  providing year-round color, as well as sustenance for local pollinators and wildlife.  We pride ourselves on creative use of recycled materials and vibrant, multi-layered planting designs that incorporate at-risk and endangered plant species.

Terraccord's Mission is to craft beautiful outdoor spaces that reflect, celebrate, and preserve the ecosystem, while meeting the unique needs of each client.  Our aim is to provide excellent customer service defined by open-hearted communication and a friendly, approachable attitude. Terraccord is licensed, bonded, and insured with the state of Oregon. With project management, design, and construction contracting services, Terraccord is able to safely and successfully realize each project from concept to completion.

"We are so happy with our yard and no matter how much time we spend in it, we can't be satiated..." - Find more testimonials here.

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"Overall I couldn't be happier with the way the job turned out and would recommend Terraccord to anyone."   Find more testimonials here.


JOHN MOVIUS  - owner

You are only the medium in which the patterns come to life, and of their own accord give birth to something new. Christopher Alexander, The Timeless Way of Building

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I am passionate about outdoor spaces, art, and the magic of plants. It brings me deep joy to share this passion with clients and their gardens. I love working together to explore the balance between wild and contained in a landscape, guided by the unique needs of each client.  Our aim is to create peaceful spaces of enduring, evolving beauty that can give back to the ecosystem.  This starts with a solid design and a strong sense of place.

Gardens give us hope and fill our hearts with an appreciation of life.  They are conduits of positive change in a world that can sometimes seem depleted and hopeless.  It is truly rewarding to introduce people to plants, forging deeper connections with the land around us. I believe that small shifts in how we live and structure our homes, what we plant in our yards, can have profound impacts - a ripple effect from one garden to the next, outwards and upwards.

I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and your garden.  Let’s make something Beautiful!

Professional background:

• Oregon State Landscape Construction Professional License

• Backyard Habitat Certification Program preferred Landscape Contractor.

• Permaculture Design Certification & professional horticulture training

• Degree in Fine Art, 10 years professional design training

• Member, Oregon Landscape Contractors Board

• Graduate, School of Forest Medicine NW Herbalism Immersion Program

• Steering Committee Member, Oregon Tilth’s Organic Landcare Certification Program, 2010-2014

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