Meet the owner


Christine Henderson, owner of Refuge Landscape Design is a licensed Landscape Designer and a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.

Her approach and professionalism reflects over twenty years of experience in the Architectural Design community working as a designer; building product sales in retail, wholesale and specialty markets; sustainable building advisor and project management. 

Christine recieved an A.T.A. degree in Ornamental Horticulture in Landscape Design and specialty certificates for Landscape Design Skills and Plant Identification. She opened Refuge - landscape design to combine her design/construction background with her passion for the protection of natural resources and the creation of garden spaces that restore the body and soul.

Her experienced eye for design and superior skills at unearthing client’s desires has proved invaluable when bringing each unique garden vision to realization. 


“Chris Henderson, owner of Refuge Landscape Design, is a pure pleasure to work with. Chris is very attentive to details. She reviews her work with you to discuss any and all aspects, and is open to changes as well as your input. The thing that we liked most about Chris is her willingness to listen and understand the vision of our project. Then Chris brings her professional flare to the table and game on! Chris's input and suggestions simply made our project better. Chris came to the project numerous times to make sure all the details were being met and/or implementing some changes as needed. We would use Chris again in a heartbeat! She is wonderful to work with, delivered, and exceeded our expectations. We give her 5 STARS!” - Ron and Theresa Iverson, Mukilteo

“We are THRILLED with the landscape design Chris Henderson made for us. She met with us in a timely manner and LISTENED to everything we were wanting in our yard. Trust us, it was a long list. She was careful to not only include what we wanted, but had the knowledge to point out what might be a better fit than our suggestions. We could not be happier with her expertise, but also appreciate her patience and kindness in seeing the project to fruition. We have absolutely no qualms in highly recommending Chris to design any landscape project!!!” - D & J, Auburn

"Christine is a detail-oreinted project manager who takes care of customers. She is courteous, a good listener, knowledgeable about materials and building, and follows through well. We would recommend her to others without qualification." - Michael L.