Carmen's Gardens seeks to connect Lake county residents with nature


Carmen's Gardens is a new landscape design firm serving Libertyville and the surrounding area. It launches in Spring 2023.

A new landscape designer in town wants to create something for you that you didn't know you needed- a meditation garden. Contemporary life is more stressful than ever, and it's important to carve out time and space to reconnect with yourself. We can do that through nature. Engaging all five senses as well as the four elements (earth, wind, fire, water) can ground a person in a profound way and give you the lasting calm needed to manage work and family life.

Whether you have an acre or a balcony, Carmen Arena, of Carmen's Gardens, says she can create for you the private oasis we all crave. But she's not stopping with just backyard retreats - she believes that incorporating meditation gardens into public and professional spaces can transform the mental health of an entire community.

"I really hope to connect with the local hospitals and design green rooms for them. A simple break room overfilled with greenery can help staff recharge faster so that they're ready to provide top level care and compassion for patients", says Carmen.

If you're interested in Carmen's design services, her contact info is below.


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