Consultation Services

California Native GardenWe offer a two-hour comprehensive consultation service: One hour walking the property and one hour coming up with a working plan. This is proving to be a very popular service. It is very gratifying to work with a client and steer them through the planning stages of creating a garden space and help them avoid the big mistakes that can cost a lot in terms of time and money. Follow up sessions are offered for those who create their own garden and would like more long-term advice.

Call (323) 793-3139 for more details and to schedule an appointment.

Organic Raised Planting Boxes

The Woven Garden is pleased to offer organic raised planting boxes (made from handcrafted untreated redwood). Please see our new Products page for full details, and to download a Planting Menu.

Planting Box

LA Garden Show

John Lyons designed a garden titled The Edible Labyrinth (see image below) for the 2009 LA Garden Show, held at the LA Arboretum. John’s garden was dubbed “the most intriguing installation at the LA Garden Show” by Sunset Magazine Sunset senior garden writer, Sharon Cohoon. “John Lyons of The Woven Garden had the most novel approach. He combined the contemplative stroll of a labyrinth with the utility of raised vegetable beds.” Full story...

During the show, John presented The 10 Top Tips on Creating the Best Kitchen Garden, where he showed how to create a perfect kitchen garden from the soil up. Topics included an overview of correct composting and soil amending, raised beds, irrigation techniques, herb garden development, plant varieties to choose from and organic pest control.

LA Garden Show design

Children love walking and skipping the labyrinth path.

Organic Gardening in Los Angeles with John Lyons

Serving you with personal customized garden design, maintenance and cultivation.

My services include:

  • Rose maintenance and cultivation.
  • Installation and maintenance of organic fruit (espalier) and/or vegetable kitchen gardens (potager) and raised beds of any size. Heirloom fruit and vegetable varieties a specialty.
  • Customized organic soil, plant, and lawn amendments.
  • Skilled specialty pruning, annual or ongoing.
  • Consult on plant selection (including California natives).
  • Seasonal bed maintenance.
  • Garden design and ongoing consultation.
  • Organic disease and pest control for lawn,
  • roses, flowers and vegetable beds.
  • Install and maintain compost and vermiculture bins.

Garden schedule can be tailored to meet your needs. Hourly rates apply.



Can a group of people get organized in a local community?

I will come to one of their homes and teach on a wide range of subjects – from the organic kitchen garden, raised beds, irrigation, the art of composting, vermiculture (worm composting), orchards, and CA native gardening. More details...

I do all the specialized work in person.  I make all my own soil amendments and fertilizers using compost, vermicast and seaweed using strict organic practices.

“It's all in the soil.” — J. Lyons

Winchester Cathedral Rose

From my rose garden: ‘Winchester Cathedral’ – 100% organic rose care.

First Year garden

My garden – 1st year planted.

apple espaliered

Apple tree (espaliered along fence)

French Gourd

French pumpkin from my garden.