About Grina Landscape Design - Gig Harbor

In garden terms, Shannon Grina, would best describe herself as a TRANSPLANT. Originally from Colorado, she grew up learning about mountain wild flowers and evergreen trees. In 1989 she relocated to Greenville, South Carolina. There she developed a fondness for flowering dogwood trees, magnolias and groomed formal landscapes. Landscape Design Gig HarborWhile living in Santa Rosa, California she created a backyard habitat that could survive ravaging deer and wild turkeys. She also learned the true meaning of drought tolerant gardens.

Once settled in Washington, she found herself in dire need of a yard renovation. Fed up with uninspired gardening advice from “professionals” who believed in lots of juniper, and unimaginative plant selections she became committed to educating herself. Shannon enrolled in the Environmental Horticulture Program at Lake Washington Technical College under the instruction of Don Marshall. In 2007 she completed the certificate program in Environmental Horticulture. Soon after, she tested and received the credential of Certified Professional Horticulturist.

Grina Landscape Design LLC

After a year of employment at Molbaks as a landscape designer and garden coach, Shannon Landscape Design Gig Harborventured out on her own to create her company, Grina Landscape Design in fall of 2008. After nine years working with outstanding clients on the greater Eastside, Grina Landscape Design relocated to Gig Harbor in Spring of 2017. The company currently focuses on projects in the greater Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, Key Peninsula and Pierce County area.

Commitment to Landscape Design

Shannon is committed to the horticulture industry and has served on the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association board. She continues to work with Certified Professional Horticulturists on the certification process, program promotion, member networking opportunities and has been the WSNLA board caucus representative. Landscape Design Gig HarborIn 2018 Shannon will serve as the Vice President for the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association executive board.

An active member of the Washington Association of Professional Landscape Designers, she continues to enhance her education and professionalism through ongoing continuing education and networking with her peers. Shannon is also a Featured Designer with APLDWA, check that out here.

Client reviews of Grina Landscape Design are available on Shannon's Houzz site by clicking here.

Professional Accomplishments and Affiliations

  • Washington Association for Professional Landscape Designers Board Member 2022-present
  • City of Gig Harbor Planning Commissioner 2019 to October 2022
  • Association of Professional Landscape Designers Washington State Chapter Featured Designer 2019
  • Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association Member of the Year Award 2018
  • Best of Houzz 2017 Award info here.
  • Trilogy Garden Club
      January 2017 speaker “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”
  • Northwest Green Industry Conference
      January 2017 Panel Member - Celebrate Certification
  • Lake Washington Institute of Technology Environmental Horticulture Program
    Guest speaker – Strategies for Landscape Design 2013 – 2017
  • Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association
      President-elect, 1/2019-5/2019
      Vice President, 2018
      Board Member 2013-2014, 2016-2019
      Monthly contributor to the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association Publication, B & B, 2010 and Spring 2011
  • Jerry Russo Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association Award 2013
  • Certified Professional Horticulturist, 2008-present
      Certification Board Member, 2010-2014, 2016-present
      Board Chairman of the Certified Professional Horticulturist Board, 2010, 2013
  • Washington Association of Professional Landscape Designers, 2014-present
  • Certified Professional Horticulturist Booth Designer and Coordinator, 2013, 2014
  • Participant in Meet and Greet Landscape Designers, Molbaks, 2011-2015
  • Project assistant for the Design of the Times Garden, Northwest Flower and Garden Show, 2007

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