Over 60 Years of Quality Landscape Design & Installation

Because Drake’s 7 Dees is a full-service landscape design and build company, you spend less time coordinating between designers, contractors, and sub-contractors and more time enjoying the excellent results.

Since 1974 Drake’s 7 Dees Landscape Design has been installing premier residential gardens and outdoor living spaces that are informed by our proven & award-winning design process. Our time-tested practices establish a smoother and more enjoyable process, strong client-contractor teamwork, and delivers a superior end-product. It’s an approach that many people don’t imagine.

Just as an artist does more than cover a canvas with paint, we do more than fill your backyard with features. Drake’s 7 Dees approaches landscaping with artistic creativity, intentional design, and confident professionalism.

Your yard is an influential part of your home. Improving it optimizes your enjoyment, resale value, and entertainment. We’d be honored to help you create great spaces.

Contact Drake’s 7 Dees to find out how we can transform your landscape. You can also schedule a call with our support team at your convenience to learn more about our Landscape Design and Build services.

Start Crafting the Yard of your Dreams

West Slope

is a fresh and fun outdoor space that the whole family and neighborhood will enjoy.


is tailored for those who are ready to take their property to the next level and make an investment that will truly appreciate over time.


invites you to explore the possibilities of sustainable living, self-sufficiency, and an overall reduction of your family’s impact on the environment.


helps you imagine and realize the confluence of green, urban living and contemporary design.


stays true to the many architectural styles found in Portland, using select materials to create a garden that will never go out of style.

2022 landscape design guide

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Drake’s 7 Dees Landscape Design Guide is the product of over six decades of landscape design and construction in popular Portland neighborhoods and beyond. It’s a must-read for anyone thinking of redoing or upgrading their landscape. Get the download and be ready to get inspired!
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Customer Reviews

Chance Carstensen

BEST POSSIBLE EXPERIENCE. More people should try 7 Dee’s. They will walk you through the process. We were trying for a few years to plan and execute our front garden. Then I downloaded 7 Dee’s garden planner thing from there website – then we set up a consultation – that’s when things started to shape up. Steven, garden designer, came out met with us, and submitted a beautiful design – I will put a disclaimer here – DO NOT GET STICKER SHOCK – they give you the best possible garden for your space, desires, and needs. We kept the parts we wanted and took out the things we didn’t in order to meet our budget. We now have our dream garden, it was so exciting! We HIGHLY RECOMMEND them. And after the service they didn’t forget us. They followed up – and we just received a holiday letter – they really do care.

Chance Carstensen

Dion Goodman

We had the pleasure of working with Tim for our backyard landscaping project. We could not be more pleased with our experience with Drake’s 7 Dees. We love our new space! Tim was very responsive to our many questions, listened to our needs, and offered his expert advice throughout the process. Most importantly, Tim worked within our budget to design a beautiful space. His team showed up on time everyday and were incredibly professional and pleasant to work with. I’d highly recommend working with Drake’s 7 Dees!

Dion Goodman

Deborah Albers

I highly recommend Drakes 7 Dees Landscaping and Design. Drake Snodgrass is authentically passionate about creating outdoor living spaces. The top talent he employs also share a love of the industry, producing beautiful results. The plant selection is incredible, yet realistic in order to design around whats really available , and sustainably beautiful throughout the seasons in your yard, or at your business. Drake is the real deal, I have had the pleasure of being behind the scenes to hear what it’s like to work for him….Its unanimous, Best Boss ever! Another testimonial to caring from the inside out, if you want the very best in the Northwest, Reach out to Drakes 7 Dees.

Deborah Albers

Krista Bryant

Drakes 7 Dees did an outstanding job with designing and creating a dream come true yard for our family. They worked hard to come up with a design that matched our style and created the beautiful landscape from the plans. The landscapers were happy to make on the spot changes and always worked hard everyday. During the process, they repeatedly checked in with us to ensure we were happy with the results. Overall, it was a fantastic experience and we love relaxing in our yard and soaking up its beauty while the children play amongst the landscape. Thank you Drakes 7 Dees!!!!!

Krista Bryant

Karen Barks

Tim came out to give an estimate on my landscaping project and was very professional, wore a mask and was helpful & realistic. I ended up hiring Drake’s for my Winterization and my future landscaping project.

Karen Barks

Sue Graves

Drake’s 7 Dees Landscaping completed a project for our family in a private backyard. They were amazing. I described the end product and a couple of suggestions. They quickly drafted a proposal. Once the proposal was approved, they were on site before the anticipated date. What a pleasant experience. The crews were respectful, clean & orderly, and completed the job beyond my expectations. The communication was clear and timely. I will definitely recommend this company and crew again. As a local realtor with many years of experience, I will remember and refer this company to friends and clients. Thanks.

Sue Graves

Drake’s 7 Dees Landscape Feature Editorials

The work Drake’s 7 Dees produces has been recognized by premier publishing oganizations such as GRAY, Oregon Home Magazine, and HOUZZ just to name a few.

Featured in GRAY Magazine

A Modern Backyard Pavilion Built for All Seasons

This sleek outdoor escape appears light and airy, but its design DNA is all concrete, hi-tech glass, and steel.

Read more here on GRAY

HOUZZ Feature Editorial

Patio of the Week: Inviting Terrace in Oregon Inspired by Italy

Warm-colored stonework and intimate seating areas strung with lights help to bring the magic of an Italian holiday home.

Read the entire feature Editorial here on HOUZZ

Oregon Home Magazine Spotlight

A Pacific Northwest Patio takes its Cues From Rome

Joe and Christine Johnston had just returned from Rome when they contacted Drake’s 7 Dees about creating their dream backyard.

Continue reading at Oregon Home Magazine

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A lifelong Oregon resident, Drake has been passionate about plants since childhood, beginning with propagating and growing flowers at his grandfather’s nursery. He opened Drake’s 7 Dees in 1974, while earning degrees in Business and Horticulture from Oregon State University. He later expanded into the design/build side of the industry, allowing him to combine his passion for plants with his love of family by maximizing the quality of family time spent outdoors.

Drake is co-founder of the Oregon Landscape Contractors Association and is a Landscape Industry Certified Manager (LICM)—a designation that less than two percent of landscapers have attained. Additionally, Drake serves on the Board of Directors for the Portland Japanese Gardens, widely regarded as one of the seven best Japanese gardens outside of Japan.

Drake is married to former Oregon Speaker of the House, Lynn Snodgrass. Together, he and Lynn received the Farm Bureau President’s award in 1999 for their service and dedication to agriculture in the state of Oregon. Drake and Lynn have two wonderful daughters, two talented son-in-laws, and seven grandchildren. In his spare time, Drake enjoys camping, water and snow skiing, reading, and of course, gardening.

Born and raised in the Portland Metro Area… Tim has had an appreciation for the outdoors from a young age.  Inspired by our local beauty ranging: the Mt Hood National Forest to salty, sea spray of Cannon Beach, the arid high-desert of Central Oregon to the rugged terrain of Steens Mountain – Tim sought higher education at the University of Idaho in their Landscape Architecture department.  Graduating with honors in 2004, he returned home to establish his professional career.

Now making his home in Sandy, Oregon – Tim and his wife [Nicole] are raising two happy and healthy kiddos and 4 fur-babies.  Between soccer, football, cheerleading, girl scouts and other extra-curricular activities… the Sellin family are heavily involved in their community and church family.  Since college, Tim has spent 13 of his 17 years with Drake’s 7 Dees and has ‘set roots’ in anticipation of long-term growth at the family-focused company.  Having spent his time away from Drake’s in a ‘boots on the ground’ capacity, Tim has fostered a love for the operational/production side of landscape business, as well as the design/sales.

His goal in life as well as business is to put others first.

Bachelor of Science Landscape Architecture, BSLA… 2009
California Polytechnic University, Pomona… Cum Laude
American Society of Landscape Architects – Honor Award

Steven has 15 years of experience in the residential landscape design/build and garden center industry, including 9 years with Drake’s 7 Dees. Steven also has experience working with the National Park Service in Yosemite on sub-alpine restoration projects, as well as volunteer experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer serving the community of Zaouiat d’Ifrane in Morocco.

Together, Steven and his wife Anna have four lovely children, all 5 years old and under! In his (very limited) spare time, Steven enjoys camping, hiking, archery hunting, and cooking. Steven’s passion for his work lies in helping others, through design to envision a more beautiful space that, once built, becomes a reality that improves their quality of life.