Website of Joe Landsberger

Gardens and flowers
have a way of bringing
people together,
drawing them
from their homes.
Clare Ansberry
American author,
WSJ Bureau Chief

Home Renovations Index:
The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration
of the five senses.
Hanna Rion 1875—1924,
English author

Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes.
Anonymous
Gardens are a form of autobiography.
Sydney Eddison,
Horticulture magazine,
August/September 1993
In the garden there are no hours--only seasons
Joe Landsberger

The sculpture gardens of the North High Bridge Park

City of Saint Paul History | High Bridge History | Park History
Watcher | Big Green Chair | Peacepole | Community Gate Project

North High Bridge Park Sculpture Garden

A creative(!) community development project of the Bohemian Hill neighborhoods
of Upper Town and Uppertown Triangle, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. The park's multi-cultural projects reflect the history and diversity of the neighborhoods and city, and are dedicated to peaceful co-existence.

Summer 1988
Day lily demonstration garden construction

A weed-filled lot is transformed over the years with promise of greater things to come!  Salvaged limestone from the city sewer separation project forms raised beds for day lilies.

The remaining stone was then transformed by Zoran Mojsilov, a Yugoslavian-American artist, into the "Watcher" thanks to a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and local fund raising,

pumplinks for dedication of the Watcher
Dedication: Halloween 1995
The Watcher, a sculpture by Zoran Mojsilov

Pumpkins for the dedication

October 1991 and November 2002
Green Chairs I & II are installed

The first chair fell victim to untreated materials
and was replaced July 2, 2002. The Chair is built of treated wood, weighs approximately 2,500 pounds and is constructed of sections of architectural glue lam beam built in layers of laminated California yellow pine.

June 17, 1997
Girl Scout Cadett Troop 464 install a Peace Pole
Languages:  English, Hmong, Czech, Spanish

May 3, 2004
Community Gate Project

Construction begins on the Community Gate Project! A baptismal gate, salvage from the local Czech-Slovak National Church, St. Stanislaus Kostka, was installed in the park to commemorate contributions of Czech and Slovak immigrants and families in building the neighborhoods of the West End, between Downtown St. Paul and Fort Snelling. West Side Saint Paul artist Craig David celebrated his work at the dedication September 11, 2004 with St. Paul Czech and Slovak immigrants and their families and puppets!

2007 Butterfly Path installed
Native plants lead the way to the east from the Community Gate for our friends the pollinators

2012
Vandalism strikes Community Gate

Repairs funded by City Cultural STAR grant.

2017
Rejuvenating the gardens!

28 Boston Scientific employees from the east to the west coast honored a colleague on the morning of Friday, September 29 rejuvenating the gardens.