There are some spectacular private gardens around the Twin Cities. We discover several each year in our Beautiful Gardens contest. From October to April, we'll bring you into one Beautiful Garden a month.
This Streetscape looks at E. Franklin Avenue through the eyes of Gar Hargens, an architect who's had an office on Franklin for 50 years and has designed several noteworthy buildings on the street, including the Seward Co-op. The theme is reuse, recycling and repurposing of buildings on the unofficial Main Street of the very "crunchy" Seward neighborhood.
Stephanie Groth's secret terraced garden in Eagan is small in size but packed with color and points of interest. It was photographed Wednesday evening, August 5, 2015. She plans it and her husband, Fred, who helps execute her ideas.