Welcome and thank you for visiting Alta Birdsong,

one of Southwest Missouri's most beautiful private gardens.

We started Alta Birdsong in 1998 on our 1/4 acre subdivision lot. We had a 100-year-old elm tree, a native walnut tree, and six tall hedgeapple trees that cast a lovely shade over most of our yard. We planted a couple of maples and our garden began. Once the gardening bug bit, we were hooked and have been playing in our garden ever since. We now have seven garden rooms, three fountains, three lovely paths, over 100 hosta varieties, 25 Japanese maple varieties, and over 30 different clematis vines.

Our goal is to show you how you can have a gorgeous, relaxing garden of your own!

You will enjoy this website in many ways!

Relax and take a visual stroll through Alta Birdsong with the PHOTO GALLERY. Hundreds of design ideas, do-it-yourself tips, ways to stretch your dollar, and plant lists to use to create your dream garden.

Want to start or improve your garden? Go to LANDSCAPE DESIGNS and order a design plan complete with plant lists for plants you can find at local nurseries, and easy-to-follow instructions.

Need a schedule of what and when and how? Our GARDENING CALENDAR will help you keep your garden looking beautiful all year!

You can also contact us direct with any questions or sign-up for regular gardening information with our .

And, if you want step-by-step, how-to instructions to take the guess work out of gardening, go to our HOW TO SERIES and we'll show you exactly how to plant, prune, divide, and more to make gardening much more enjoyable with less work.

Have fun and dig in! Tom and Cathy