SINCE 1956

About Us

Sustainability

Giving Back

The Growing Grant

Bringing Landscaping to Your Project in a Meaningful Way

As a fourth-generation landscaping and garden center business, Dennis’ 7 Dees continues to grow and service our neighbors in the Portland metro area and the northern coast. Along with our passion for plants, we cherish community, education, environment, and safety. We are dedicated to exploring new ways in which we can support our deep, long-standing relationship with the community and help our neighbors grow along with us. That’s why we’ve established the Growing Grant.

The Growing Grant is our way of giving back to our community each year. It is available for non-profit organizations with projects that focus on education and/or food systems and security. This grant includes labor, plants, and material for landscaping an outdoor space; it is NOT a monetary donation. Although we recognize that this program is not ideal for everyone’s needs, we feel this is how we can make the most impact.

PAST COMMUNITY PROJECTS & EVENTS

Growing Grant 2019: Tucker Maxon School/Goat Park

In 2019, we put our efforts into Tucker Maxon School, which teaches deaf and hearing children to listen, talk, learn, and achieve excellence together. The SE Portland community is thrilled with the improvement from the once neglected street next to the school. Students, pedestrians, and cyclists can now appreciate the finished space. We built a new park in the closed street—the muddy potholed dirt road was an eyesore and danger to children and neighbors. The park includes dedicated bike and pedestrian paths, locally sourced benches, raised native plant boxes made of salvaged juniper timbers, a crushed oyster shell bocce court, and a retaining wall next to the goat pen and its charming residents.

“Dennis’ 7 Dees is due tremendous credit for making the idea a reality by generously donating the labor and expertise to bring the final project to fruition—not only were they technically proficient and able to supply the necessary fruition labor, but also the creativity and resourcefulness provided by their staff was astounding, and enabled the project to exceed all expectations. The craftsmanship and ingenuity (and good cheer) exhibited by their crew was without equal.” —Tobin Bottman, S.E. Pardee St (The Bee Newspaper)

Seed Today for Roots Tomorrow: A Farm-to-Table Garden Party

Over 100 guests and sponsors gathered at this inaugural event to help build and fund a new endeaver at Human Solutions—a children’s Garden Program to help homeless and low-income families in Portland.

Planet Day of Service

We take pride in donating time and skilled labor to organizations in need for annual days of service. One year, we donated the installation of a drip irrigation system to Zenger Farms, an educational working farm that teaches children about growing sustainably.

Charity Golf Tournament

With the help of the community, we raised over $107,000 at this charity golf event, which set a fundraising record for the tournament!