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Campbell & Ferrara is an award-winning, 3rd generation family-owned and operated landscape design/build company and garden center. We are passionate about what we do and we’d love to help you. From the initial landscape consultation through the completed project and beyond our entire team focuses on making sure your entire experience is positive and that you are completely satisfied with your landscape investment. Your business is always appreciated and your feedback is welcome.


Founded in 1945 by Ed Campbell (Jim’s dad) and John Ferrara (Jim’s uncle) in Alexandria, VA as a plant nursery, garden center and landscape company. 2nd generation Jim Campbell and his wife, Donna Campbell, own and operate the business. The 3rd generation is also working in the business and learning the Campbell & Ferrara business values practiced since 1945; respect your customer, treat them with integrity and provide a product of quality and value.

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Campbell & Ferrara


To us, each client and their landscape is unique. All outdoor spaces, regardless of size, provide an opportunity to create an extension of your indoor living space to the outdoors. Our professionally trained landscape designers take the time to get to know you, understand your landscape goals and nurture and guide your ideas through the development stage to the final approval of the project. Then our highly-skilled team of plantsmen, craftsmen and stone masons build the project to completion with the utmost attention to detail. We do what we say we are going to do and we are there for you now and in the future.


  • Virginia Class A Contractor License
  • International Paver’s Institute
  • Certified Pro Green Installers (Installing Artificial Putting Greens)
  • Certified Versa-Lok Retaining Wall Systems
  • Certified Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (I.C.P.I.)
  • Certified National Concrete Masonry Association – Segmental Retaining Walls


commitment to local communityOur reputation for excellence is enhanced by our firm commitment to social responsibilities and we believe strongly in giving back to the local community that supports us. Owners, Jim and Donna Campbell, were the recipients of the “2008 Citizens of the Year” award from the Annandale Chamber of Commerce for their work with Azalea Charities, a non-profit organization that provides aid to wounded soldiers and community charities. Award was presented by President, Carol Zack along with Fairfax Board of Supervisors members Gerry Connolly, Sharon Bulova and Penny Gross.

Community Donations

  • Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs
  • Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church
  • Agape Christian Academy
  • Alexandria Country Day School
  • Alexandria Crew Boosters Club
  • Alexandria Neighborhood Health Services
  • Alexandria Symphony
  • Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
  • Annandale – North Springfield Little League
  • Annandale Chamber of Commerce
  • Annandale High School
  • Annandale Preschool Association
  • Anthony T. Lane Elementary School
  • Arlington Unitarian Cooperative Preschool
  • Azalea Charities
  • Belvedere Elementary School
  • Beverley Hills Church Preschool
  • Bishop Ireton High School
  • Blessed Sacrament Early Children Center
  • Blessed Sacrament Grade School
  • Board of Lady Managers
  • Boy Scouts
  • Brain Injury Services
  • Brown Academy
  • Burgundy Farm Country Day School
  • Campagna Center
  • Charles Barrett Elementary
  • Cherry Run Elementary School
  • Chesapeake Academy of NOVA
  • Children’s National Medical Center
  • Columbia Elementary School
  • The Congressional Schools of Virginia
  • Country Day School
  • SchoolCrisis Link
  • Emmanuel Preschool
  • Fairfax Choral Society
  • Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
  • Fairfax United Methodist Church
  • Federal City Performing Arts Association
  • Flint Hill Elementary School
  • Friends of the Torpedo Factory Art Center
  • George Mason Elementary School
  • Gesher Jewish Day School
  • Girl Scouts
  • Golden Gala School
  • Good Shepherd Housing & Family Services
  • Grace Episcopal Church
  • Grace Episcopal School
  • Holy Spirit School
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • INOVA Alexandria Hospital Foundation
  • INOVA Hospital Board of Lady Managers
  • INOVA Juniper Program
  • J.E.B. Stuart High School
  • Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
  • Junior League of Northern VA
  • Key School
  • Kinhaven School
  • Kirkwood Presbyterian Church
  • Leadership Arlington
  • Literacy Council of NOVA
  • Mantua Elementary School
  • Mautner Project’s BIG LOVE
  • Montesssori School of Alexandria
  • MSNV Montessori School of Nothern Virginia
  • MVPC Preschool
  • National Cathedral Elementary School
  • Northern Virginia Conservation Trust, The
  • NOVA Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • NOVAM Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry
  • Oakridge Elementary School
  • Orphan Foundation of America
  • Paul VI Catholic High School
  • Prader Willi Syndrome
  • Providence Presbyterian Church
  • Shelter House, Inc.
  • Queen of the Apostles Catholic School
  • Sleepy Hollow Preschool
  • St. Aidan’s Espicopal Church and Day School
  • St. Ambrose School
  • St. Anthony’s Day School
  • St. Lukes Day School
  • St. Mary’s School
  • St. Michael’s School
  • St. Rita School
  • St. Stephens St. Agnes School
  • St. Thomas More
  • Stratford Landing Elementary
  • Tauxemont Cooperative Preschool
  • TC Williams
  • The Fund for Alexandria’s Child
  • Trinity Mops Preschool
  • United Community Ministries
  • VA Tech
  • Washington Pre-School
  • Woodburn Elementary School for the Fine and Communicative Arts
Campbell & Ferrara
Based on 104 reviews
Terra Defibaugh
Terra Defibaugh
14:34 23 Feb 24
What a great experience! From the moment I entered the retail store to buy a bonsai, to asking a question, a minute later, talking to a designer, Jeff Trafidlo, to him coming to my house; to less than two weeks later- my dream realized! Just a stairway, up my hill, so I don’t fall and die. That’s all I wanted. They didn’t talk me into a full landscape remodel; yes it could use it. He listened to me, explained the process, assured me that he was on the same page about how and what I wanted. His background was impressive as he guided us through the process. Not a big deal- you might think- but to us it is! This company has more than earned their stellar reputation. And thanks to Jeff, we have our amazing stairway!! Thank you!!
20:28 01 Feb 24
Helpful staff with well-priced, valuable products.
Molly Chen
Molly Chen
04:21 02 Dec 23
I have hired Campbell & Ferrara for several projects based on the recommendation of a friend (and the great reviews). I've been very happy with the work - I keep coming back for more! I've had some drainage work done to help fix my eroding yard, followed by several stages of greenscaping. The lawn looks healthier each year, and the plants are getting fuller. I'm excited with each season as more of the plants mature and start blooming. Neighbors have stopped by to compliment our yard, and a contractor who came by the house for unrelated work mentioned that he thought we had the nicest yard he had seen in our neighborhood.Most of the work was designed and managed by Karin Reber, who's awesome. She has helped me design a garden with mostly native plants, and native landscaping is clearly something she is passionate about. She is professional, responsive, and thorough with her work, and just lots of fun to work with. I'm planning to gradually expand on the work we've done so far, and I will keep asking for Karin.
Stephen Amato
Stephen Amato
15:27 01 Dec 23
Great results! From design to finished product, the entire process was timely and professional. Added touches for things not originally envisioned were greatly appreciated. Very pleased with the outcome!
Allison McNeill
Allison McNeill
18:20 30 Nov 23
I love working with Campbell & Ferrara. Thus far they have designed and completed three hardscape projects as well as a master design for a longer-term transformation of my entire yard to a native plant garden.One project corrected a dry-stacked wall that another company did but that was not done well; one completed my front door surround and approach, and the third was a new stacked wall. Every aspect of each project was superb: the material selection; the knowledge and experience of the design folks; their communication with me on scheduling and design adjustments, both welcoming my input and offering their expertise; the craftsmanship and professionalism of the installation crews, and the beauty of the finished projects. All top notch as well as enjoyable. The completed projects have transformed not only the look of my outside areas, but also my enjoyment of them in day to day use.More projects are in the planning stages, and I feel confident planning them in large part because Campbell & Ferrara will be the firm I am fortunate to be working with on them.I recommend Campbell & Ferrara wholeheartedly and without reservation
Bud Wright
Bud Wright
13:32 22 Nov 23
We are thrilled with our in-ground lighting system designed and installed by Campbell and Ferrara. Thomas designed a beautiful layout, Allan provided insights based on his long experience, and Justin and his crew completed the installation in one day, taking great care working around our existing irrigation and drainage systems. We will definitely use the Campbell and Ferrara team for our future landscaping projects.
Amy Berks
Amy Berks
20:46 02 Nov 23
Chris Myers worked with me to design landscape improvements to meet both my budget and goal of increasing native plants. We had many discussions fine tuning the proposal and he was there each day of installation. When he was offsite the crew was friendly and focused. Can't wait for the spring to enjoy the results!
shannon meade
shannon meade
12:41 21 Oct 23
Campbell & Ferrara did AMAZING work transforming the landscape of my new house. It was a big project and the end-result is absolutely beautiful - front yard and backyard. It was such a pleasant experience working with everyone at this company from the very beginning to the very end. I will be a forever client. My designer Chris Czech totally got my vision and worked so collaboratively with me throughout the process. She is incredibly knowledgeable, professional and energetic. She made this project fun! Love her. The team that was here doing the work each day was exceptional too. They were so diligent and went over and beyond my expectations. I simply cannot say enough good things about my experience with Campbell & Ferrara. Great people, great company. The BEST!
Linda J Johnson
Linda J Johnson
00:30 07 Oct 23
If you want a delightful, Zen trip, visit this tranquil nursery and landscaping business. You will find Oriental Garden products for your home and gardens.
Suzanne Richardson
Suzanne Richardson
11:07 30 Sep 23
We had let much of our yard go, and wanted to utilize our small back yard in a way that allowed us to enjoy it more. Thus, we decided to put in a patio. Chris Myers came up with a very nice design, and despite my trepidation regarding costs, we agreed since the concept he created was so lovely.They finished more quickly than I imagined, yesterday.The crew was fantastic, and we appreciate their hard work to implement Chris's design. It was amazing to watch the daily progress, and see how they creatively put the stone wall and patio together.I know we will enjoy this patio and landscaping for years, so it is all well worth the investment.