“The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.” ~Hanna Rion

A garden should bring pleasure. But not everyone is a gardener. So whether you love to dig in the dirt or just want sit back and enjoy the view and the fragrance, Southview can help you plan, install and maintain gardens that will restore your senses.

Some gardens are more "challenging" than others. Some are rowdy and bursting with color. Others are calming and peaceful. Some are fussy and high-maintenance. Others need less time and attention. Regardless of what garden you dream of, it pays to have a plan and get some help. Whether you are a gardener, or a garden-lover, Southview can help. For help designing and installing your perfect garden, contact us.

Popular Garden Types

  • Perennial and annual garden beds
  • Vegetable gardens
  • Cutting gardens (think rose garden)
  • Bird/Butterfly gardens
  • Container gardens and window boxes
  • Rain gardens
Native flower and perennial garden in a modular block planter

This oversized planter is overflowing with native northwoods flowers in the KARE 11 backyard.

northwoods front entry garden design

Inviting front entry garden channels stormwater into a retention swale to protect the lake from fertilizer runoff.

overflowing steel planting box with coleus, fountain grass, potato vines

Multicolor explosion of grasses, flowers, and vines in a custom corten steel planter.

native forest garden and aquatic pond plants

Backyard national forest with native gardens and aquatic plantings.

Ethereal red flowers

We can help you choose plants with just the right color and texture.

front yard rain garden design

Rain garden filters stormwater runoff and protects the environment.

Luxury garden design Minneapolis MN landscaping

Front yard garden will add curb appeal as the plants, trees and shrubs grow up.

front yard garden landscape in Minneapolis, mn

This verdant garden in the shade of an old white oak has plants in every shade of green.

Perennial Garden with Birch Trees, Astilbe, Daisies, Hosta and Boulder Edging

Homeowner perennials were saved and added to the new garden in this St. Paul backyard.

formal brick court yard garden with reflecting pool and fountain

Historic garden on Summit Avenue in St. Paul restored to its former glory.

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