Green Edens is an Evanston-based, female-owned, sustainable landscaping company whose goal is to re-establish the health and natural balance of the environment while creating spaces of beauty for individuals and communities.


We use environmentally friendly gardening practices and whenever possible the use of native plant material. This encourages the repopulation of local insects, birds and wildlife, which brings the natural balance back to our environment. 


We readily share this knowledge to encourage gardening in ways that have a positive impact on our lives and, ultimately, the planet.Through ongoing formal education and hands-on experience, we continually strive to use the latest and best information to achieve our goals.


Amy Dale is the Owner of Green Edens Horticultural Services, founding the company in 2011.  Amy is a Master Gardener through the University of Illinois and is pursuing a degree in Horticulture with a focus on Sustainable Landscaping and Design.  Amy led the Garden2Table program at Ridgeville Park District in Evanston from 2012-2016. 

Amy has over 12 years experience as a detail oriented Business Manager. In her 12 years of managing a holistic health care practice, she became aware of a variety of different healing modalities.  It became apparent to her that people derive their healing from many different avenues, including nature.  Participating in and bringing balance back to nature is what resonates strongly with Amy, feeds her and is the focus of her business.

During that period and in her study of horticulture, she also developed a greater awareness of the importance of taking care of our environment.  Amy believes wholeheartedly that the health of mankind and the health of the earth are inseparable.  With her training in horticulture and at the University of Illinois Master Gardener Extension Program, she gained the knowledge necessary to help re-establish that balance in nature brought about through sustainable gardening practices.


Amy Dale
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Pam Karlson is a garden designer and professional gardener certified through the Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Also a career artist, she brings her creative vision to her designs, cultivated through her art college education and profession. Passionate about nature and the environment, Pam created a bird garden habitat in her Chicago backyard. Having documented over 110 bird species, she developed a presentation “Birds in the Garden”, featuring her garden and her photographs of visiting birds and pollinators. Presenting to organizations around the Chicagoland area, she hopes to inspire others to create beautiful, environmentally beneficial gardens, incorporating natives and native cultivars. In addition to her career, Pam has been rescuing migratory birds for over 15 years as a volunteer with a licensed wildlife rehabilitation organization. She also enjoys hiking and the outdoors, as well as watercolor landscape painting, sculpting, and of course gardening!

Pam Karlson

Garden Designer

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Paraiso Landscaping Services is a family operated business owned since 2011. Mario's love for nature has led him to follow in his parents footsteps into landscaping. Over the years with the guidance of his parents, he's developed an eye for the details and the proper landscaping techniques. Mario strives to make our clients happy and do his best to offer the right landscaping solution. He knows that each client has different needs and caters to each one individually.

Mario & his team are in charge of our garden installations as well as all our garden maintenance. All of their maintenance work is eco-friendly and chemical free!

Mario Paraiso

DBA Parasiso

Landscape Services

Certified Wildlife Habitats

We can help you to certify your residence on behalf of the National Wildlife Federation by implementing the four basic habitat elements that are needed for wildlife to thrive into your garden design.  The National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization.  They are a voice for wildlife, dedicated to protecting wildlife and habitat and inspiring the future generation of conservationists.