• A seaside retreat Vashon Island garden
  • Gardens designed for living
  • Hardscape with railing and stairs
  • waterfront-planting
  • Stone terracing to a seating area with firebowl
  • Meydenbauer Bay terraced garden

Creating harmonious gardens

English Landscapes Group is a landscape design and installation company owned and managed by Jon Crouch with a crew of dedicated professionals. Equally dedicated is Site Manager Peter Maurer, who also serves as English Landscapes Group plant guru. Their combined horticultural experience is in excess of 40 years.

Jon is a firm believer in “responsive environments” and all of his gardens flow from this concept. Peter’s emphasis is on gardens for year-round interest.

Though the business is based on Vashon Island they are no strangers to commuting and work throughout the Puget Sound region with clients as far away as Orcas and Lopez Islands, with the majority of clients located in Bellevue, Medina and Seattle.

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We listen to you

Listening is a skill rarely, if ever, taught at schools or universities.

The very idea of a new garden, for some people, may seem a rather daunting contemplation. The knowing professional, rather than imposing their ideas, should guide the uninitiated through the journey of self discovery in a collaborative manner and with the heart of a teacher.

We all hear – but do we all listen?  At English Landscapes Group, we pride ourselves in not only hearing, but listening to our clients!

We’ll assist you with garden design, installation, maintenance, project management, consultation, and garden coaching if desired. Visit our Services page to learn more.

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Plant fashions and favorite plants we have planted during 2015

Finishing off the most recent phase of our ongoing terrace garden project in Bellevue has provided us with the opportunity of using some choice ground covers. Pratia angulata. I have been wanting to use this for a while, but for some reason I have been unable to find it in my usual outlets. Like many things, plants seem to come and go in trends and fashions as now I see it everywhere. It is great for colonizing a sloped area and holds the soil together nicely though in a sunny location it can be a little vigorous. We planted it among some Fuchsia magellanica ‘Aurea’. It does compete with the Fuchsia, but not to its detriment and it is easily…

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