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Who We Serve


Our clients include schools, child care centers, religious institutions, nature centers, and other community organizations. We help you provide high-quality outdoor opportunities for learning and play, including custom professional development.

Older Adults & People
With Disabilities

Want to create accessible opportunities for meaningful outdoor activity and sensory exploration? We’ll work with you at home or in assisted living settings.


Help your kids spend more time outdoors and create a space that works for the whole family to connect with nature and with one other.

Designers, Developers, &
Parks Departments

Get expert consulting on creating engaging play spaces for all ages.

Inspiring Landscapes for Play, Learning, and Wonder

Connecting with nature is fundamental to our health and well-being. Now more than ever, people of all ages and abilities need outdoor places to engage their senses, challenge their minds and bodies, and care for living things. Gardens For Life, LLC will help you create and manage delightful, functional landscapes to connect with the natural world.

Everyone benefits from engaging with nature. Gardens For Life specializes in landscapes for children, people with disabilities, and older adults. We offer design, implementation, and coaching services in the Greater Boston area.

Let’s work together to create inspiring landscapes for play, learning, and wonder!

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  • 5
    Thanks to Erica's creativity, thorough planning, and follow-through, we have an amazing outdoor nature playspace that is fun for the whole family! Erica listened carefully to our needs and used her design talent to create a space that inspires our daughter to be active and use her imagination. Our daughter adapts the space to make it her own, and enjoys "baking" using natural materials. When she's reluctant to go outside, we remind her of the nature playspace and she's eager to go out!
    Phoebe Beierle
    Parent in suburban Boston
  • 5
    Erica is knowledgeable, honest, and down-to-earth. I had the opportunity to hire her to design my home landscape and give me hands-on training — knowledge that will last a lifetime. She's a fantastic teacher and a visionary in the garden!
    Daniel Quinn
  • 5
    I have had the pleasure of working with Erica for almost three years now. As a water feature design and build company, we often look to Erica for advice and implementation of plant material around our ponds, streams, and fountains. Every time we bring her in she knocks the job out of the park. On top of it all, she is pleasure to work alongside and my clients love her!
    Jonathan Marston
    FallingWater Scapes
  • I’ve worked with Erica for almost two decades and we’re delighted that she’s working with the Boston Nature Center’s Youth Leaders to improve our outdoor play and learning environments. She brings passion, a sense of humor, and a meticulous attention to detail. Erica is a big-picture thinker who distills education goals, sustainability, safety, and client capacity into a cohesive plan. She’s a talented designer and true collaborator who listens to our needs while revealing creative solutions.
    Julie Brandlen
    Anne and Peter Brooke Director, Mass Audubon's Boston Nature Center
  • We looked at Gardens For Life's design and thought, "That's exactly what we had envisioned! They brought it to life!"
    Gail Arsenault
    Director, Marblehead Children's Center
  • Our children absolutely love our new mud kitchen. It totally "makes" the playground and we are forever thankful!
    Paula Jarausch
    Director, Harvard Yard Child Care Center