The surprising story behind a quirky St. Paul yard

Quentin Nguyen's yard
Quentin Nguyen's yard near Como Park in St. Paul on Friday.
Jim Bickal | MPR News

If you've ever seen the house featured in this story, you'll know it. It's near Como Park in St. Paul, and it's actually the yard — not the house — that's remarkable.

It's not your standard green lawn or filled with typical Minnesota flowers. Instead, carefully crafted shrubs and brightly colored sculptures create a whimsical design.

The house caught the eye of independent audio producer Rob McGinley Myers, who lives in the neighborhood. He decided to introduce himself to the owner, Quentin Nguyen, and he heard a fascinating story of Nguyen's vision and the response he's received from neighbors.

This story is an excerpt from the first episode of the local podcast Radio North. Subscribe to hear more.