Who We Are

Based in Southwest Minneapolis, Sticks & Stones Design, Inc. is a full service design-build landscape company specializing in landscapes, hardscapes, water features, and outdoor architectural structures. With most designs concentrated in the Linden Hills, Edina, Kenwood, St. Louis Park, and Southwest Minneapolis neighborhoods, our work extends as far as Chicago, Nevada, Colorado, New England, Vancouver, Canada, and Costa Rica. We are a fully licensed and insured residential building contractor, EPA lead certified, and licensed with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

What We Do


English gardens, rock gardens, rain gardens, water gardens, shade gardens, rooftop gardens, sculpture gardens, wildflower gardens, prairie gardens, formal gardens.


Paver patios, walkways, driveways, and rooftops; stone walls (natural or manufactured); fire features; water features; swimming pools; irrigation; landscape lighting.


Additions, renovations, entertainment spaces, kitchens, porches, decks, pergolas.

How We Do It

We provide two services. We design and we build. During an initial consultation we assess your needs and estimate the cost for developing and presenting ideas. We work on either an hourly not-to-exceed basis or a flat rate. Once a design has been approved we provide a cost analysis for all segments of that design. We determine how to make your project initially affordable or staged if necessary. We then agree to a contract and schedule the installation.

How we are different

From small intimate courtyards, to winding landscaped paths and inner city gardens, our landscapes are distinctly urban in character. Inspired by the acclaimed urban park system that frames and distinguishes Minneapolis as the “City of Lakes”, we continually strive to satisfy one’s longing and reverence for nature in an urban environment. Our projects are more architectural than decorative. We choreograph space and movement using a creative blend of natural and man-made materials intent on revealing the hidden beauty and potential that lies within each site.