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“A garden is not a place. It’s a journey”. — Monty Don

Our Story

Adria Sparhawk has lived a life immersed in the natural world with a career in garden design being an instinctive path.

Born and raised in the Pacific NW, she was blessed with opportunities to master gardening as well as exploring many of the wild places of our region, learning the subtleties of our climate, diversity of plants and bioregions along the way.


A long career in floral design began in1996. Her floral event boutique spearheaded the slow flower movement, demanding a shift in the industry toward farming practices that safeguard the environment and the health of workers. Her work was featured in books, magazines and industry publications nationally.

In 2011 she founded thicket a garden shop, serving the Alberta Arts District in Portland, OR and specializing in unique landscape plants suited to our summer dry climate. Today the new owners continue to honor Adria’s vision with a commitment to sourcing climate adapted plants from ethical growers.

Years of experience translating the vision of clients into a deliverable product has honed her ability to listen. Each landscape we create is the product of a focused exploration of the clients vision, our value comes in translating those feelings and ideas into landscapes that thrive.

Inspiring a love and respect of the natural world” has been a guiding principle in life – weaving people and spaces together is at the heart of our work.


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