Website of Joe Landsberger

Working in the garden...
gives me a profound
feeling of inner peace.
Ruth Stout 1884 - 1980
American author, gardener

Gardening is cheaper
than therapy
and you get tomatoes.
Gardens are a form of autobiography.
Sydney Eddison,
Horticulture magazine,
August/September 1993
Still round the corner
there may wait
a new road
or a secret gate
J.R.R. Tolkien

In the garden there are no hours--only seasons
Joe Landsberger

Earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

2016 WENGT IX | 2017 WENGT X | 2018 WENGT XI

For eleven years, West End neighbors of St. Paul have featured yards and gardens in a garden tour, and for the past three years added histories by Joe Landsberger to the effort!

  • In 2016 the history of the brewing industry along West 7th Street complimented a "beer garden" at Summit Brewing to celebrate nine years of tours.
  • In 2017 the history of the neighborhood of Little Bohemia to compliment its garden tour
  • In 2018 we featured the yards and gardens and history one of the oldest neighborhoods: between Jefferson and Randolph Avenues from West 7th to Lexington Avenue.
    The first half of our 36-page tour booklet features neighbor and commercial yards and gardens;
    the second half its history from those early Prussian, Bohemian and Bavarian immigrants.
    We also featured naturalist David Crawford with his fascinating images of native pollinators.
  • In 2019 we will feature the neighborhoods between Jefferson Avenue out to Fort Snelling,
    between West 7th Street and the Mississippi River corridor.


We also have an
annual plant sale!

indoor and outdoor
vegetable and flowering
perennial and annual

West 7th Federation:
974 7th Street West

plant sale

The 2019 tour will take place on Saturday, June 8.
More information to follow!