Pendleton Artscapes is a company specializing in custom landscape design in Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Oregon, Wyoming and Nevada. We strive to find thoughtful design solutions to the unique goals and challenges that homeowners look for in their outdoor spaces. We have been designing beautiful outdoor art with earth, trees, plants, stone, and water for more than 35 years. Our extensive experience in design, installation, and project management help us create beautifully harmonious places that are thoughtfully conceived. Let our design team help you maximize the potential of your outdoor spaces.


Steve Pendleton


Matthew Pendleton
Lead Designer


Joshua Pendleton
Systems Specialist

Steve Pendleton began his journey to being one of the leading landscape designers in the nation in 1972 at Engh Floral where he was the Assistant Manager of the Nursery and Garden Center. He eventually worked as an Interior Plant Designer, Sales and Greenhouse Manager with Engh Floral, and was considered the go-to guy for technical information. He furthered his career at Native Plants Inc. from 1978 to 1985 as the General Manager. In 1983 Steve founded Specimen Trees Inc. and then Bear Canyon Enterprises in 1985. In 1988, Bear Canyon Enterprises became Distinctive Design and offered full landscape design and building services.

One of Steve’s passions has been new tree and plant design and development. In cooperation with others, they have several patents pending on new tree varieties. In addition, he has introduced many new plant and tree varieties to the Intermountain area. In 1988 he pioneered the use of large stone slab patios, which are now an industry standard. As a much sought after design and tree technical expert, Steve is often asked to consult with other landscaping professionals across the country and Canada.


Joshua grew up along the Wasatch Mountains where he and his wife are now raising their four children. Reveling in the environment the Wasatch Mountains provides, Joshua enjoys nature and its complexity and feels fortunate that his job is to construct and arrange nature into a concept or feature that the client can enjoy for a lifetime.   In his 20 years at Pendleton Design Management, Joshua has continually applied his extensive experience in water feature construction to pioneer new designs, and construction methodology to maintain pristine and natural water systems. In addition, he has made remarkable innovations in trout and plant culture.  Being certified as a Permaculture Designer has allowed him to integrate multiple systems that implement sustainability and enhance our clients overall living environment. Joshua persistently seeks out new learning opportunities with continuing education and the strong relationship he has with vendors and their products.

Matthew is a lifelong Utah resident where he and his wife, Vanessa, are raising their four children. Matthew has worked in the business for 23 years and currently works as a Landscape Designer and Project Manager. He attended the University of Utah where he studied design and business management. In addition, Matthew studied Technical Art and Graphic Art at ITT Technical Institute. Matthew has a deep appreciation for nature and its beauty and has always been motivated to express this passion through painting, photography and landscape design. He uses his experience and artistic talent to create stunning visual representations of design concept.