I've always loved plants and been interested in the science and beauty of living things. I've grown vegetable gardens, collected plants of all kinds, and have generally always surrounded myself with gardens and art.

In 2007 I became an APLD Certified Landscape Designer. The Association of Professional Landscape Designers provides professional recognition to landscape designers based on established standards of excellence. I obtain Continuing Education Credits every year to maintain my Certification. 

I strive to make each of my designs a unique collaboration between my clients and the natural environment in their area. I love the process of discovering just the right look and feel for each new garden, and of creating new living areas that bring people outdoors to enjoy them.
— Patricia Acheff, APLD

Professional Affiliations:

  • Association of Professional Landscape Designers
  • Association of Professional Landscape Designers, Oregon Chapter (past-president)
  • Association of Northwest Landscape Designers
  • Hardy Plant Society of Oregon


  • M.S. Plant Protection/Pest Management, University of California, Davis
  • B.S. Plant Science, University of California, Davis (With Honors)
  • Portland Community College Landscape Technology program, 50 credit hours
  • continuing education credits annually toward APLD Certification