Beautiful Gardens

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.

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Home & Garden
April 10, 2015
Tricia Frostad's front yard garden in Chanhassen.

A steep learning slope

Self-taught gardener Tricia Frostad created an eye-popping display in her front yard and a series of streams in her hilly back yard.
Home & Garden
April 10, 2015
Beverly Moore's garden is structured and symmetrical, with stone walking paths and an arbor.

Tending a dream

A design-savvy gardener fulfilled her vision of creating a beautiful landscape -- one worthy of a special event.
Home & Garden
April 10, 2015
Kevin Blaeser and Cooper Hipp's garden contains many perches from which to view it.

They aren't afraid of change

Kevin Blaeser and Cooper Hipp have created a gorgeous haven in Golden Valley, but they're constantly working to enhance it.
Home & Garden
April 9, 2015
A series of gardens representing different types of plants created by Richard and Shirley Friberg in the yard of their Roseville home.

Partners in planting

The Fribergs of Roseville are tireless gardening overachievers. They host tours, they volunteer, and they're active in multiple clubs. And, oh yeah, they still find time to tend their awe-inspiring landscape.
Home & Garden
April 9, 2015
With 30 garden beds spread over 11/2 acres in Lake Elmo, Chris and Jim Trevis garden on a grand scale — and play host to a wide variety of wildlife.

The constant gardener

An ambitious green thumb and her helpful husband team up to tend a winning garden in Lake Elmo -- and to collaborate on a humorous his-and-hers gardening book.