Trophy Gardens

Local Art in the Garden, from The Gateway Gardener (July/August, 2011). Editor Robert Weaver writes, under the headline “Fancy Fences, Trellises and More!” – “Through her business Trellis Art Designs, Diane produces some of the area’s most beautiful custom-designed gates, fences, trellises, mailbox posts and wall art. Diane creates designs for stock items, and works with clients to create custom-designed items for their gardens and homes.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Great Garden Contest was a popular, annual competition organized by the now-retired garden editor, Becky Homan. Top winners got “a lofty prize of $1,000 in garden-center gift certificates for first place, and… the plaque (pictured, below left), created for the contest by artist Diane Sauer of Trellis Art Designs.”

Markers for Award Winning Gardens

Above: A trophy garden marker for Great Garden Contest winners was a Trellis Art Designs’ innovation which later became popular as gift for homeowners and institutions making their gardens available for gardens tours. We’ve made garden markers for the Secret Gardens of Webster Groves, the Garden Club of Jackson, the American Hemerocallis Society and others.