Backyard Hut

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See our ads in local directories under:
Woodbury Japanese Gardens, Minnetonka Japanese Gardens, Edina Japanese Gardens, St. Paul Japanese Gardens, Minneapolis Japanese Gardens.

Contact Us

Phone: 612-619-5553

4808 Bryant Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55409


July 1, 2007

We have had the pleasure of working with Gayle Fleming, owner and president of Fleming Design, over the past six years. We were looking for a landscape inspired by the classic Japanese garden, and we have been very happy with the results.

Gayle's extensive experience with Japanese landscape and culture has given our landscape an authentic look that we could not have achieved with anyone else. His ideas are inspired by his own trips to Japan and his knowledge of Japanese culture and horticulture. He has used a wide variety of materials in everything from the unique dry creek that runs through our front yard to the gardens in the back.

Although most of our work was done during the first two years, Gayle has continued to help with ongoing refinements. He has artistically shaped the increasingly beautiful trees in our front yard in Japanese style. He kindly and patiently makes himself available for consultation whenever we have new ideas.

Gayle has many contacts with skilled landscape contractors and suppliers who have made his plans a practical reality. His extensive knowledge of horticulture and soil science have allowed him to deal creatively with problem drainage areas on our property.

Our landscape attracts much attention and continued compliments. We never hesitate to recommend Gayle to friends, family, and anyone looking for something exceptional in landscape design.

Dan and Jill Nichols