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.

OUR MISSION – we desire to bring harmony into a garden and the outdoor living spaces. OUR CORE VALUES – a ‘count-on-me’ mindset that focuses on teamwork, efficiency that focuses on doing the right thing at the right time and integrity that brings trustworthiness in our both professional and personal lives.



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. She has honed her technical skills as a landscape designer in a Los Altos landscape firm and then mastered organic gardening at Seattle Tilth as a Garden Steward for the Pickering Barn Learning Garden in Issaquah, WA.

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.

“I simply love what I do. It’s been a joy to be able to create outdoor oasis for clients and see them revel in it with family and friends, especially in these pandemic times. I am truly blessed to be in a career that feeds my soul” ~ Dec 2021

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Lara is a Certified Professional Landscape Designer (CPLD), an industry standard for qualified landscape designers by APLD.

She is also 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).

In Jan 2015, Lara was honored with the ‘Cultivating Community’ Award (Team Photo) from WSNLA for her contribution to its mission in growing, promoting and educating the horticulture community.

Currently, Lara serves as Treasurer on the Board of APLD’s WA ChapterIn her spare time, Lara enjoys knitting, cooking and spending time with her family.


MARY NICKERSONLead Garden Steward
Bringing several years of professional fine gardening experience to our team, Mary is qualified to maintain a variety of landscapes. A passion for horticulture and its effect on our eco systems led her to obtain a degree in horticulture. Constantly building on that degree, she’s earned her CPH through the WSNLA, is a Plant Amnesty trained Master Pruner, and has a composting certification through Seattle Tilth Alliance. With her attention to detail and a friendly, cheerful spirit, she provides the highest quality of service.
In her free time, she tends her mason bees, gardens with friends and family, and completes super challenging jigsaw puzzles.

LISA FERRELLLead Garden Steward
As a Certified Professional Horticulturist (by WSNLA), Lisa is fascinated by every aspect of horticulture. She has a special passion for fine pruning and the significant effect it has on the health and beauty of shrubs and trees. She graduated from the Lake Washington Institute of Technology Horticulture program and stays up to date on the latest methodologies and advances in horticulture, by taking classes from organization like the ISA and the Seattle Rose Society.
In her free time, she enjoys teaching her four grandchildren botany for fun.

EMILY PERRYGarden Steward
“Since I was young, my favorite place to be was in the garden.  Upon moving to the Pacific Northwest, I fell in love with the abundance that this particular climate provides and was inspired to look into gardening as a career. In 2020 I enrolled in the Environmental Horticulture program at LW Tech and have immersed myself in the study of plant identification, soil science, and pruning. I firmly believe that as I care for the plants around me, it is actually the plants that are nurturing me.”

As stewards of our clients’ gardens, we focus on building a harmonious, sustainable connection between all plant life as well as the various hardscape elements of their landscape. Our work enables the client to find solace and joy in their outdoor spaces as they spend time there with family and friends.
We embrace a ‘count-on-me’ mindset in our work. Our clients depend on us, and we depend on one another as a team on this ‘journey.’


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