Prettiest place in the Dakotas

Inside Dakota Ag

Christine Wevik has created her a hidden garden in their farm’s shelterbelt

Published on: October 3, 2011

I’m always on the look out for the prettiest places in the Dakotas.


The Doug and Christine Wevik farm near Beresford, S.D., certainly qualifies. Christine has turned part of the shelterbelt between their home and their grain bin site into a secret garden. Over the past 13 years she’s replaced the trees with flower beds, rock paths, ponds, gazebos, arches, benches and much more.


The garden has the look of a Victorian sanctuary. Many visitors stop by to see the garden. Christine even holds an open house in the garden around Memorial Day each year.



A pond forms the focal point of the Weviks secret garden.


Christine Wevik made a garden gazebo out of wire corn crib.


Christine Wevik looks out from a formal sitting in her garden.