A yard to restore and relax

As anyone with a busy, stressful job will tell you – when they come home, it should be to a relaxing space, preferably outdoors. These Edina homeowners wanted a place to greet neighbors in the front yard, places to entertain in the back, and a spa they could use year-round.

Front Yard - Entry landscape design edina, mn

Potted plants and a semi-private courtyard connect public and private space.

Front yard Bistro Courtyard

In the front yard, one of Southview's landscape architects designed a welcoming courtyard/front entry. Just large enough for a table, a couple of chairs, a small fountain, and flowers, the courtyard is separated from the street by a low mortared limestone wall. The space hints at privacy but invites the neighbors in for conversation and evening refreshments.

Backyard B & A

Before: Overgrown and dying, the back yard lacked any entertainment space other than the screened porch and a small patio.

After: A complete renovation of the gardens, a gas fire pit patio and seat wall.

Unwind and Relax Backyard

Winding garden path in Edina MN back yard landscape design

Winding path to relaxation

Extending the garden across the winding path to just behind the garage, the existing koi pond was refurbished and a hot tub nestled in nearby but still within view of the fire pit to give the back yard a secret-garden-feel.

Koi pond landscaping design

Boulder lined Koi pond naturalistically blends into the landscape.

Casual back yard in Edina MN

The perfect place to start the day with a cup of coffee, or end it with a glass of wine.

A casual bluestone patio with two Adirondack chairs and a small table provides a comfortable spot to sit while the dog burns off some energy in the spacious expanse of lawn at the back of the yard.

Outdoor fire pit in Edina MN luxury landscape

Gas fire pit, circular patio, and seat wall – all made from tumbled bluestone.

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