Fifth Season Gardens was started in 2009 and serves an ongoing experiment in new plant groupings, space design, and sculptural elements. Constructed on the Freeman family farm, Chauncey’s childhood home, largely within four acres of pastureland; Chauncey translated his intimate understanding of the land into a series of unfolding of landscape spaces. “The creation of the gardens is an extension of the ideal reality of living and learning in a garden setting, providing the creator with physical and spiritual nourishment.” -Chauncey
After graduating with a degree in Landscape Architecture from the UofO in 2009, Fifth Season Gardens only seemed logical to demonstrate to clients how we can connect to landscape spaces. During that first summer the posts were set for the Entry Gate in a collaboration with Nick Wallace (UofO Architecture '09). Chauncey continued for years in the winter months when business slowed to develop Fifth Season Gardens into the garden wedding and event venue it is today.
With each passing season, and year, an element is added. Whether its garden features such as the Lotus Wishing Fountain, the Double Sided Fireplace, or the Full Moon Gate, Fifth Season Gardens is a special place. At the start of 2014 it will be the pleasure of the Freemans’ to open Fifth Season Gardens for Oregon garden weddings and events, watching people enjoy the beauty of the genus loci both real and imaginary.
Having grown up working the land, Chauncey has instilled the values of dedication and hard work into Fifth Season. After founding in 2009, Fifth Season has been serving the greater Eugene area with local expertise and sourcing the finest plant material in Oregon.