March 22, 2010
To celebrate 25 years in business, Phillips Garden will be hosting two FREE Open Studios on Saturday, April 10th, and Saturday, April 24th from 11am until 2pm. These Open Studios are a great opportunity to bring your questions, photos and measurements to the designers and horticulturists at Phillips Garden to receive great advice for your home landscape. If you are considering a landscape project, this is a perfect way to test the waters and get some fresh ideas from experts in horticulture and design with over 75 years of collective experience.
Half-hour bookings will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call ahead to get on the schedule. Walk-in clients will be helped as time permits.
To schedule a time or to get more info contact:
December 24, 2008
Phillips Garden is the proud recipient of 2 ‘Grand Honor’ MNLA awards for Excellence in Landscape Design. The MNLA is the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association. The awards we were given were frontyard design and backyard design. This post shows our two winning projects. Beginning with the backyard:
This first project is our backyard design. The challenge of this project was working in a small space with great change in elevation. The success of this site was in turning a challenge into an opportunity. Playing with different elevations and materials was the main focus of this backyard.
after ( 3 above)
This next project was our front yard design winner. This site, also in St. Paul , was completely redesigned from the stairs, to to the walkway… fences and of course the garden planting.
after (3 above)
December 18, 2008
Phillips Garden studio has a great history . A gas station transformed into a design studio. Not only is this space a great example of reuse but the space is downright beautiful. Ed Burke, the owner of Phillips Garden, designed and built the studio from the ground up (with the help of others). In 2005 a second floor addition was added. Below is a photo journey of the studio space and all its transformations…
The original structure for what is now Phillips Garden
beginning the construction
a fish sculpture was built out front by artist (and professor) Jeff Millikan
In time the fish was removed and would be replaced by a new sculpture (you will see below), Jeff Millikan is still a good friend of Phillips Garden and comes has coffee with us from time to time. We all miss the fish a little…
at one point Phillips was also a coffee shop, now this space is closed to the public but still open for staff use. It’s awesome.
the downstairs studio…
after the fish we got a new sculpture by Su-Chen Hung, a San Francisco based artist
It is a large bamboo windchime with the beginnings of a blanket of thyme on the ground
In 2005 a second level weeHouse was added to Phillips Garden studio
… with a crane
it looks great on the inside too
we love it
our studio today – 2008
September 21, 2007
PARK(ing) day is an event that began in San Francisco by an art collective (REBAR). It is a day where artists, architects, landscape architests, activists and citizens are invited to transform a parking space into a public park space. We (Phillips Garden) took part in this event last year 2007 and with any luck we will do it again this year. The images below show Phillips Garden’s park(ing) space. Enjoy!