Bend's One-Of-A-Kind Landscape Designer
Drew and Shannon Lester,
Design Team
Drew and Shannon Lester are a husband and wife landscape design team that have over 40 years combined experience in Central Oregon. Together, they promote sustainability and gardening for success, so homeowners can enjoy all the other activities Central Oregon has to offer.

Drew graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington where he studied economics and public policy. After graduating, he decided to move out west to become a mountaineer guide and get more in touch with the natural environment. Shortly after, Drew started working in the landscape industry and furthered his education at Central Oregon Community College in the green industry.

Shannon is a landscape designer who holds a degree in Landscape Architecture from Washington State University in Pullman. After a sojourn in Italy where she experienced landscape and design, Shannon returned to the Pacific Northwest to focus on custom residential and commercial landscape design, land use and city planning projects.

2012, Drew and Shannon introduced their mid-century, modern-inspired planter company, Steel Life. Their planters have been recognized by many nationally accredited industry professionals and magazines including Martha Stewart, Sunset, Better Homes and Gardens, 1859 Oregon, and Dwell magazine. Drew and Shannon have also designed product for The Standard Hotel NYC and Miami and Loll Designs.

Drew and Shannon have been strong supporters of modern and mid century design at Palm Springs Modernism Week for the past 5 years. Locally, Shannon has taught plant workshops at the Deschutes Public Library and offered her design and plant knowledge to the Bend Design Conference, C.O.C.C., OSU Extension Service Garden Tour, Central Oregon Master Gardeners Program, Bend Habitat for Humanity and The Environmental Center. Shannon has also shared her product design experiences on a design panel moderated by OPB at the 2015’s Bend Design Con. She currently enjoys teaching seasonal workshops both locally and on her travels. Shannon focuses her teaching on design trends, plant selection, succulents, xeriscaping, living centerpieces, wreath making and other green D.I.Y. creations.

Drew currently specializes in irrigation design, backflow assembly testing, paver installation and over-site management of large scale projects. His 25 years of field experience in Central Oregon has gained him the knowledge of what works and does not work in our High Desert climate.
Testimonials
18 Reviews
Megan Vibbert
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Mar 2020

I was so pleased with the wonderful customer service of Blooming Desert. Shannon was delightful to work with. She listened to the vision I had for landscaping and came up with so many fun and creativ...Read More

Dan Oliver
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2020

My wife and I worked with Shannon to help us do a complete redesign of our backyard. She was very easy to work with and attentive to details we wanted in our backyard. She completed the design to all ...Read More

HU-514373963
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2020

Meticulous! I have done my own landscaping and irrigation before but needed a repair to a poorly done retaining wall. Remodeling is no fun but Drew came in and made it look easy. Details were not over...Read More

Harry Arnold
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Feb 2020

We had a exceptional experience working with Shannon at Blooming Desert. She designed our complete planting plan for our newly constructed home. In conjunction with Springtime Landscaping our site h...Read More

Dennis Harvey
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2019

Shannon and Drew work as a great team together. The design in my new home in Redmond included, lots of Trees, Color, Lighting, Pavers, Water Feature and a Hot Tub. It was designed with a minimum of ...Read More

Beth Wagenknecht
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Feb 2020

We couldn't be happier with our experience working with Blooming Desert Design & Build! We needed help creating an enjoyable space that gave us more privacy, a pathway to our gate and be dog friend...Read More

John Sanchez
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Feb 2020

We wanted a cobblestone patio extension with a small stone wall. Blooming Desert came out promptly and Drew came up with some good ideas, and a fair price for the job. He’s the nicest guy, and very go...Read More

Ibby
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Mar 2019

If you have any kind of landscape design work in mind, please do yourselves a favor and call Blooming Desert Design + Build. I wanted to spruce up my landscaping all around the house as many of th...Read More

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