to say this nearly killed off any love of gardening. In fact his
fondness for gardens returned when he came to live in America. He
can now be seen mowing and trimming the extensive lawns and hedges at
As well as building the arbors, pergolas and clematis
towers that are a hallmark of the gardens, Richard is the design force behind many creative endeavors at Squire House including the beautiful planters on the premises, the fountains, patio pool and koi fish. His paintings have been featured in art shows at Squire House over the years and some are on view in the shop. Richard is a former educator, now retired from his teaching career at Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul.