Hilltop Landscaping Adds Space

The goal of this backyard landscape design was to increase the amount of usable space. A wandering path in the back yard of irregular stone connects the patio to the fire pit and seating area. A palette of natural stone and falling water captures the magic of the north woods.

This project won a Landscape Design award from the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association and was featured in Edina Magazine – July 2008 and in Luxury Homes and Renovation Magazine, Fall 2008.

Front walkway leads to a rusting entryway and water feature

Cascading waterfall babbles and bubbles along near the front entry


Member Profile: Southview Design

Southview Design was recently featured in SCOOP Magazine, published by the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association. Katie Mills Giorgio talked with Chris Clifton, Owner and President, to find out how Southview has grown over the years and to hear about the business philosophies that made it possible.



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Natural stone path and stacked stone retaining wall

Winding stone path leads to the campfire circle

Landscape Design Elements

In spring and fall, when the days are shorter, but still relatively mild, outdoor lighting makes the landscape more inviting. Black Adirondack chairs and potted annuals add contrast to the dry-stack gas fire pit.

Illuminated path leads to the fire circle

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