A native of Ireland, Eamonn Hughes has been designing and constructing water features in Europe and the United States for over 38 years. Since moving to Oregon in 1987, he has built hundreds of water gardens in the Pacific Northwest both in the commercial and residential areas. His work has been published in many national magazines and he has written and coauthored a number of books on water gardening. He is a sought after speaker nationally delivering keynote addresses to conferences for the water gardening industry.


Hughes Water Gardens located in Tualatin, Oregon was established in 1987 by Eamonn Hughes. The facility is nestled in a peaceful country setting just south of Portland and includes retail and wholesale nursery operations, several enchanting display water gardens and a large nursery. A large inventory is available of pond plants and water feature supplies for contractors and the retail public.

Eamonn received “The Retailer of the Year” award by the Oregon Association of Nurseries for his development of this garden center. He was also awarded an honorary lifetime membership in the Oregon Landscaper Contractors Association for his contributions to the industry. He has served on the Firestone Rubber Company Advisory Council determining technical and installation protocol for pond lining systems. He has served as a Board member of Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland Oregon.  


Mentors who have inspired me in my life and profession

John O'Connor who taught me to take care of the details.

Kevin McClory who taught me to trust my "eye"

Gordon Ledbetter who inspired me to create water gardens

Lynn Steeves 28.05.2019 21:35

My favorite garden to your
A true hidden gem

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23.06 | 16:40

This place is AMAZING. The pond walk w/ Koy alone. But then to explore all they have to offer... our pagoda fountain! The staff was fantastic and very helpful

16.06 | 08:10

I've spent a couple hours looking over your wonderful work. I can't wait to visit your store. Your waterfalls and ponds are amazing

05.09 | 20:04

Over the years you folks have always been there when I needed you. You have a customer for life, and I recommend you to everyone!

23.08 | 20:22

This is my first attempt at Pond Gardening. Thanks for the products, advice in building it, and for the nice plants. It's so pretty!