2017 Opening day: April 29
Ladyslipper Days: June 10 and June 17
Rhododendron Days: May 20 and May 27
Please go to the Nursery page for more details.
Does the sight of your home give you a warm feeling when you come down the street? Our Landscape Design and Build Service creates unique landscapes that shows off the full potential of the places we call home, making peaceful sanctuaries from worldly cares, where beauty, safety and ease of maintenance are built in. Our innovative landscapes make it easy for people to stay in their homes for as long as they wish, or move on, knowing that the home is up to full potential. Private and public gardens all over Minnesota attest to our professional vision and commitment.Gardens of Rice Creek Home Nursery is the site of multiple teaching gardens. Rare plants, growing in their optimum environment, are fully labeled and the Nursery offers many of them in pots. Open every Saturday in season, we encourage gardeners to come and learn from their own experiences. We enjoy helping with complimentary landscape design advice. From early spring rock garden plants, through mid-spring rhododendron and ladyslipper flowering, right through the serenity of mid-summer and fall there is always something new to see. Bring photos of your garden and take home ideas and plants to advance your dreams.
HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT?
Artistic landscape design and diligent installation set our work apart. Careful choice of out-of-the-ordinary plant materials assures that your landscape will gain in beauty and value as it matures. Attuned to our client's lifestyle, we work with you to create a landscape that will last a lifetime.
Imagine being able to enjoy a peaceful view, winter as well as summer, out your favorite window. Combining evergreens for anchorage and flowering trees for structure with colorful shrubs and perennials gives depth and richness to Gardens of Rice Creek landscape designs all year round.
NATURAL ROCK GARDENS
Gardens of Rice Creek designs and builds natural rock gardens, from massive boulder cliffs, to miniature courtyard and entrance gardens at townhouses.
Betty Ann Addison is a passionate advocate for landscapes that are inspired by, and work with nature. Familiar with a broad range of plant materials, design solutions flow easily from her pen to create beauty in even the most challenging sites. Betty Ann is a nationally known landscape designer, author, lecturer and photographer.
Wayne Liepke has more than thirty years' experience in the nursery and landscape construction fields. He engineers the sites and personally supervises installation of hardscape and plant materials. Wayne has rare artistic taste in all phases of horticultural and technical fields.
GARDENS OF RICE CREEK SERVICES
Landscape Design and Build
Deer Fence Installation
Wildlife Friendly Landscapes
RARE PLANT NURSERY Open Saturdays
Rock Garden Alpine Plants
Fairy Garden Plants
Trough Gardens and Plants
Garden Railway plants
May we help you find new landscape possibilities? Please look through the Transformations Page to be inspired. Start your planning now and beat the rush in springtime.
Consultations Include: A preliminary visit to your home of approximately two hours, a discussion with you about your preferences and concerns, and a pencil sketch of the finished landscape as it would appear when established. The cost is only $100 and you're entitled to keep a copy of the drawing.
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Betty Ann and Wayne