Dustin Demmer is a garden designer based in Owatonna, MN. His interdisciplinary gardens integrate scientific research of native Minnesota ecosystems with artistic principles of design.
These ecological and aesthetic influences are combined into garden designs using a technique that utilizes hundreds of miniature plant illustrations that are drawn by hand. This departure from the traditional paint-by-number block planting designs allows the designer to blend flowers and grasses in a natural way, while also giving the artist and client a clearer visualization of the garden before it is planted. A hands-on approach to installation and maintenance brings the designs to reality and long-term success.
These designs are featured in public and private gardens throughout southern Minnesota and the Twin Cities area.
His photography captures the plants and gardens on another medium. All of the photographs on the website have been taken by the artist unless otherwise noted.