Carmen's Gardens

Currently accepting new clients

backyard flower garden
Meditative Landscape Design
My landscape designs offer anyone the chance to have their own private retreat suitable for meditating yoga walking reading writing wildlife watching and more
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Scope of Services

Carmen's Gardens serves residential and commercial locations within the designated service area.

This is a "Design Plus" business. My main focus is on creating landscape designs for individuals and businesses, who then take my designs to a landscape architect or landscape maintenance firm for installation. However, I do provide installation services for small projects.

To determine if your project qualifies for my installation services, send an email to

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What You Get

For a flat rate or hourly fee (depending on the project), you will receive:

1) an on-site consultation

2) a bubble diagram (see photo)

3) a binder with all the information needed to turn the design into reality: landscape architect options, plant care info, where to find the plants and products I've included in your design, and more.

4) follow up support via email

Landscape architect drawing

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Schedule an Appointment

Consults are by appointment only.

A consult includes an in-person visit to review your landscape space and a thorough discussion of your needs. A timeframe for completion is provided.

A $100 deposit is required to schedule the first consult. This deposit is then credited towards your final design costs or refunded if you choose not to move forward after our consult.

For a preliminary discussion of your project, schedule a complimentary phone consult by emailing

Brown Wooden Picnic Table Near Body of Water
Garden on the Balcony
And into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul John Muir

What makes a meditation garden different?

The purpose of a meditation garden is not simply to look pretty (though they are very, very pretty). Spending time in a meditation garden should make one feel peaceful, clear-headed and connected to nature. Meditation gardens invite you to stay a while.

Burning Woods in a Fire Pit
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Bird Bath
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Fire adds warmth and energy to any space.

A simple bird bath lures winged friends.

Beautiful Garden Path
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Wind Chimes
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Wind chimes add a certain something to your meditation practice.

Clover Lawn
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Ground yourself by going barefoot on a clover lawn.


  • RESTAURANTS: patio designs to deter bees, block wind/road noise, herb gardens

  • ANY BUSINESS: Statement making entrances, green walls

  • CITY/TOWNSHIP: meditation gardens, meditation labyrinths on public space

  • HOSPITALS: Green rooms

Project Types:


  • Backyard meditation garden

  • Curb appeal revamp (great for getting a house ready to list)

  • Kids play garden

  • Balcony garden

  • Garden mapping (get to know

the garden you already have)


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Additional bubble diagrams $300/ea.

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Cost of the plants + 25%

No time to shop the garden centers or not sure how to pick a healthy plant off the shelf? Let me do it for you.

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I provide install services for very small projects

Reduced rates are available for churches, charities and non-profit organizations.

Email to inquire:

Public Garden

Business Hours

Monday 7am-3pm

Tuesday 7am-3pm

Wednesday 7am-3pm

Thursday 7am-3pm

Friday 7am-3pm

Saturday 7am-12pm


Service Area

Green Oaks

Lake Bluff

Lake Forest




Vernon Hills


Public garden
Call or email to inquire CarmensGardens1 gmail com 847 502 7037