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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 95 reviews
Kira Maximova
Kira Maximova
22:34 28 Sep 23
I visit the store when I need to drop off "overgrown" plants: succulents, air plants, string of hearts, etc. Thank You!
Jeffrey Harris
Jeffrey Harris
17:36 21 Sep 23
We hired Campbell Ferrara (through Chris Myers) for a major reconstruction of the deck, hardscaping, and lighting on the sides and back of our house. It was a large project that took several months but was completed on schedule (despite several expansions of the job by us) and with excellent work. This was also an especially tricky project because there is limited access to the sides and back of our house where the work was being done. Chris did a great job of communicating what was happening when and what decisions we needed to make, as well as managing subcontractors such as the electricians and deck company. And they were very flexible in accommodating several changes that we requested over the course of the project. We now have extremely high-quality flagstone paths surrounding the sides and back of the house, plus a great looking trex deck and new outdoor lighting throughout the property. Terrific work all around!
Virginia Native
Virginia Native
02:39 29 Jul 23
In July 2020 Chris Meyer met with me to discuss a tree installation and a walkway. Chris was knowledgeable, very helpful with suggestions, on time and communications were excellent. As a bonus Chris Is a nice person to do business with.I had a three foot x twenty five foot brick walkway installed within two days, and a Dogwood tree installed. Chris sent a sample of the brick color and design. The dogwood variety chosen was excellent for my space. There is an HOA where I live, Chris was patience throughout the approval process. The install crew was efficient, cleaned up and again, nice to work with.The dogwood tree looked to be struggling, Chris assured me the tree is fine after I sent photos. letting me know the tree is in shock. Once the tree is acclimated to its new surroundings all should be well. Hoping this is the case, but I believe if the tree doesn’t snap out of it Chris would make it right based on my experiences with Chris and Campbell & Ferrera.At this point my experience was positive, I would have Chris back for my next outdoor improvements without a doubt.Update: the DogWood tree is healthy and beautiful, Chris was right.2023 update- Chris again came out to do a Spring cleanup to include weed control and mulching. Now into August the weeds are at bay, mulch looking fresh.
Jonathan Baron
Jonathan Baron
19:13 24 Jul 23
Excellent experience from initial contact, to estimate/work order, to work execution, to final inspection/review! Had a townhouse backyard patio re-leveled and improved, with additional drainage installed, following some long term root and water “movement”. Found ways to efficiently reduce time and cost. No pressure, friendly and professional experience-would 100% recommend and use again!
Sue Pee
Sue Pee
16:36 21 Jul 23
Peter Rhine is excellent. First visit, he explained the best and most economical way to do pavers for the back patio. Work was scheduled and completed in time, including extra work that i requested while they were working on site.
20:34 14 Jul 23
After years of waiting to update the hard scape in my backyard garden, I contacted Campbell & Ferrara since they had installed my landscaping in the late 1980”s. Chris Myers and the team was amazing and I am so pleased with the work that I can’t stop admiring it! I love my garden and am beyond picky when it comes to anything affecting it. Chris stayed with me, redoing plans, carefully explaining what was going to happen and patiently answering my zillion questions. He never lost his cool and took time to walk the job with me and explain everything. Abelio and the crew who did the work were EXCEPTIONAL. They are masters at creating dry stack stone walls and installing flagstone steps and walkways. My purse may be empty but my heart is full when I see the beautiful work. Great work and professional workmanship.
nicholas sweazey
nicholas sweazey
20:35 29 Jun 23
had the great honor to work there in the past. i along with Natalia were the indoor plant/ orchid experts. awesome owners in Jim+Donna. loved working there
Preston Stiner
Preston Stiner
20:19 09 Jun 23
We just finished our landscaping project today and my wife and I are both very pleased with the results. There were three main parts of the project; installation of a bamboo barrier to keep out bamboo from the GW Parkway, removal of old plants and installation of new plants in our landscape and installation of landscape low voltage landscape lighting. We worked with Chris Myers, who designed a very good plan following our initial meeting and presented it professionally including a booklet he created showing pictures of the plants he had selected and alternative plants we could use. As a note, we had just moved from Florida and weren't familiar with the plants that would work best in NOVA.He modified his initial plan from our meeting and came up with a design that we used. Their crew of four arrived at 8:00am on the scheduled start date and worked very hard on day one removing a rock retaining wall, digging the trench for the bamboo barrier and removing a lot of bamboo roots. It was tough work in the rocky and heavy clay soil. They continued their good work throughout the week installing the plant material, landscape lighting, moving a few existing plants/trees into the new design, watering everything in, putting down the mulch and cleaning up. Communication with Chris worked well and the changes we made during the project were documented in change orders so there wasn't any misunderstanding. We did have some "scope creep" as Chris called it. They finished today, just as Chris said they would. I'm pleased we selected Campbell & Ferrara for our project and enjoyed working with Chris, We couldn't be happier with the results. I'm looking forward to tonight so I can see the landscape lighting. Everything was done professionally and their crew was friendly and very hardworking. Their operations and results show why they've been in business since 1945.
Rona Greenfield
Rona Greenfield
22:30 06 May 23
I stopped in today to get my two orchids repotted. Michael helped me and gave me so much information about how to care for these plants. Excellent service! I will definitely be back. If you want someone who is knowledgeable and provides superior customer service I strongly recommend Campbell and Ferrara.
We wanted to redesign our front landscape and reached out to Campbell & Ferrara based on their great reviews. They did not disappoint! I can be very particular which makes me a tough customer and Chris Meyers was accommodating and patient. We're super pleased with the final result!