Lauren and Bella

Brewster front door, window boxes and beds

Dog sculpture and garden beds      Waltham after - garden beds

Swatland after - front walk, beds, container garden, sculpture      Boston Flower Show 2011 - entry with sculpture, tulips, trees, structure

Brewster side beds with grasses, perennials
Quote: “A good garden design will develop into a space you can truly enjoy–and use! It will entice you outdoors, into the yard and gardens, creating areas that both extend and enhance your interior living space.”  – Lauren L. Miklavic
the garden design process

To create a unique garden design for your home or business,
La Vita Bella will:

  1. Meet with you at your property, walk the grounds, and listen intently to your vision and desires for the use and enjoyment of your space.
  2. Measure the property or specific garden areas.
  3. Hand-draft a color-rendered Outline Plan. This Outline Plan is a visual map of the proposed design.
  4. Create a comprehensive Planting Plan, incorporating existing trees and plants where possible.
  5. Install planting beds, lawns, patios and walkways, lighting, irrigation, or natural ponds with our partners – professional landscape contractors and masons.

La Vita Bella can also provide ongoing care to keep your gardens looking healthy and beautiful.


Lauren L. Miklavic
Owner and Founder, La Vita Bella Garden Design & Care

A passion for plants and gardens led Lauren to launch La Vita Bella Garden Design & Care after studying with internationally-recognized British designers Robin Templar Williams and Moira Farnham at Garden Design School USA at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA.

Lauren’s garden designs feature native plantings, as well as organic and ecological landscaping practices.