Ivette Soler Gardens creates landscapes for entertaining, playing, and living amidst a backdrop of plantings that are both dramatic and supportive of daily life.

Our green spaces seek to enhance the specific nature of every site to create what all of us want from our Los Angeles gardens: a place of peace, an oasis in the busy city, and a compound of our own where we can entertain against a backdrop of a garden we only dreamed of ever having.

Ivette Soler Gardens are drought tolerant and full of succulents which are the backbone of your low maintenance landscape. In addition, herbs, citrus trees, edibles, and natives create what is both a functional and ornamental garden to compliment your lifestyle.


Ivette Soler, Gardenist

Ivette Soler is a garden designer and writer living in Los Angeles, California. Her plantings and writings have appeared in Metropolitan HomeSunset, House & Garden, Garden Design and Martha Stewart Living, and she was the resident gardening expert on NBC's The Bonnie Hunt Show. Her best-selling book, The Edible Front Yard, was published by Timber Press in 2011.

Designing gardens is a unique practice that is part horticulture, part architecture, and part magic. By combining these three elements, I create vibrant, eclectic spaces for a selective clientele. My gardens are strong, dramatic, dynamic spaces that thrive in the special climate of arid Southern California; they are places for entertaining, playing, relaxing, and dreaming. 

The Edible Front Yard

The Edible Front Yard combines the loveliest and tastiest edibles and ornamentals in a garden that is a year-round feast for the eyes. Ivette Soler teaches all the tricks, from laying out the design and choosing the best front yard plants, to clear instruction for a bounty of exciting projects like a fragrant carpet of herbs, a trellis privacy screen using runner beans, and an eye-catching raised bed that turns your "hell strip" into a little patch of paradise. From the curb right up to your front door, the information in these pages includes everything you need to have a beautiful front yard and eat it too!

Ivette Soler offers step-by-step instructions for converting all or part of a lawn into an edible paradise; specific guidelines for selecting and planting the most attractive edible plants; and design advice and plans for the best placement and for combining edibles with ornamentals in pleasing ways. Inspiring and accessible, The Edible Front Yard is a one-stop resource for a front-and-center edible garden that is both beautiful and bountiful year-round.

Front lawns, beware: The Germinatrix has you in her crosshairs! Ivette Soler is a welcome voice urging us to mow less and grow some food—in her uniquely fun, infectious yet informative way.
— Garden Rant

Praise for Ivette Soler Gardens

Los Angeles garden designer Ivette Soler presses a landscaping philosophy that places her somewhere on the continuum between artfully edgy and classically pragmatic.
— Debra Prinzing, LA Times
Ivette Soler’s gardens are anti-mathematical and eclectic. For a landscape architect, the path is more important than what’s planted around it; for a garden designer, such as Soler, it’s all about letting the plants take the spotlight.
— Ron Athey, LA Weekly
Not only is Ivette truly committed to plants... but her modern style and LA aesthetic make her a source of constant inspiration for me.
— Laure Joliet, Apartment Therapy

Ivette Soler Gardens is your partner in dreaming and making your outdoor dreams a reality

Contact us today to begin your dream garden!

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