Scott Endres, St. Paul MN

Scott Endres is co-owner of Tangletown Gardens in Minneapolis. He's a design superstar in the twin cities, and his influence is all over both cities.

The hook: His home garden is his personal playground, and he takes advantage of every square inch. It's a postage stamp of a lot with a tiny front yard and heavily planted hell strip, a narrow side passageway that's a destination in its own right, and a back patio that appears to float. This back patio is perhaps the cleverest feature. The channel of water that surrounds the stone distracts you from the smallness of the space and makes you slow down and take your time, forcing you to appreciate all the space has to offer.

Scott's kitchen is dreamy, as well.....

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Photos from my photo shoot and the Star Tribune article: