Stems Garden Design + Maintenance's enthusiasm for gardening and creating outdoor spaces is something we love sharing with our clients. Over the past 25 years, our work has been driven by high-quality, unique, and beautiful gardens that bring life to our client’s outdoor experience.

Proprietor, Dustin Farmer, wants every client to have an outdoor space where they can escape, unwind from their busy lives and reconnect. Growing up in Kansas, Dustin discovered the calming and relaxing forces of the local flora, whether it be in a manicured garden or in nature.  This inspired him to share his love of plants with others.  When he moved to Denver, he soon realized the disconnect from our urban landscape and nature.  After over a decade of studies and training, he set out to challenge and re-imagine a new expression of nature and how it can be connected back to the urban environment.

Dustin continues to build his team with positive people who want to follow their passion and grow their industry knowledge.  Our team takes pride in their work and it is shown in each of the gardens we design, create, and maintain. Their love of gardens and one another is visibly present and often noticed by many of our clients.

Connect with us!  We would love to walk through your garden and explore its potential.

Gardens once were a refuge from the wild, but now we turn to them for an experience of the natural world.  Our desire to have an authentic encounter with wildness seems to grow as we lose more truly wild places to urbanization.  Planting can help fill this longing, immersing us not only in sensory delight, but also in a homecoming with nature.
— Thomas Rainer and Claudia West, Planting in a Post-Wild World

Dustin Farmer, Proprietor and Landscape Designer


Masters of Landscape Architecture

University of Colorado - Denver


Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

Kansas State University