About Us

FullSizeRenderGarden Elements is a designer resource for unique architectural and garden ornamentation. We search for products designers can use to accentuate their creative projects.

All of our products can be shipped anywhere in the US and are suitable for any climate.

About Mike Ritter

Owner Michael Ritter holds a degree in landscape architecture with over 30 years experience in both landscape design and construction. His projects have appeared in numerous national publications including Better Homes and Gardens and Home Magazine to name a few.

His design background allows Mike to offer design expertise along with technical advise. Mike is a past member of ASLA and a current member of the AZ Chapter of APLD (Association of Professional Landscape Designers).


  • BS Landscape Architecture – U of Wisconsin Madison
  • Founder of Exterior Design Studio, a design build firm, Minneapolis – 1981
  • Founder of Garden Elements, Scottsdale, AZ – 2001 to present

Design Philosophy

A great landscape is a melding of art, architecture and softscape (plantings). Sometimes less is more and sometimes more is better.