Natural Greenscapes LLC is a landscape design-build and consulting firm, based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We specialize in garden makeovers with focus on revitalization of overgrown, non-functional gardens into inviting, useful, outdoor living spaces that suit your needs and reflect your lifestyle. We take pride in being an environment conscious company.
MEET OUR TEAM
Lara Elizabeth Vyas is the owner and principal designer of Natural Greenscapes.
Lara is a Certified Professional Horticulturist (by WSNLA), a Master Pruner (by Plant Amnesty), a Comprehensive Organic Gardener (by Seattle Tilth) and a Master Naturalist (by the City of Bellevue (read more about it on the garden blog)
Lara has designed several residential landscapes for private clients, each garden customized to suit their needs and reflect their lifestyle. As a garden coach, she has trained her clients to plant, prune and maintain their garden sustainably. As an educator, she hopes to inspire people to be more conscious of the environment they live in.
In her spare time, Lara enjoys knitting, cooking and spending time with her family.
After a successful career in database technologies, Lara channeled her passion for plants into the world of horticulture and landscape design. She earned her AS degree in Environmental Horticulture and Design from Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA in 2004. Since then, she has honed her technical skills at Grimes Natural Landscapes, Los Altos as a landscape designer and mastered organic gardening at Seattle Tilth as a Garden Steward for the Pickering Barn Learning Garden in Issaquah.
Her experience in spearheading the implementation of the expansion of the Pickering Barn Garden – an effort to renew the garden with native plant beds, wildlife habitat areas, wetland areas, perennial edibles, vegetable beds and on-site composting, inspired her to start Natural Greenscapes in 2011.
Mari Jaske is our Fine Gardening Specialist. She has always enjoyed gardening and is now happy to call it her job. Mari completed her horticulture coursework from Lake Washington Technical College a few years back and is thoroughly immersed into the plant world.
Mari is a mother of two teenagers and loves to do yoga / pilates with her daughter. A new puppy in the house keeps her on her toes.