top of page

About Ivy Hernandez

I'm a nature lover, environmental chemist, wife, and mom to a teenage daughter. My love for the outdoors blossomed while growing up in the Florida Keys, but my passion for South Florida's unique ecology began at Florida International University, where I studied chemistry, environmental science and engineering. My first butterfly garden was for my own daughter over a decade ago! I have been building gardens utilizing native plants ever since, and love connecting people with their local ecology.


My analytical background provides a unique frame of reference for my landscape designs. I strive to design gardens that are not only aesthetically pleasing and low maintenance, but tailored to the homeowner's specific needs, site conditions, and the home's architectural features. My goal is to empower the homeowner to work with nature, instead of against it; to ensure their garden is a long-term investment and provides years of enjoyment. 

State of Florida Nursery Stock Dealer Registration #48025452

Florida Nursery, Growers, & Landscapers Association Certified Horticulture Professional

Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP) certified

Member, Florida Association of Native Nurseries

Member, Florida Native Plant Society, Dade Chapter



We are located in Hialeah and available by appointment only.


You can reach me anytime by:



Text only, please: (786) 402-1531

Connect with me on Social Media

I share gardening tips, native plant bios, ideas, and projects!

@GreenSpiritGardens on Instagram 

Green Spirit Gardens LLC on Facebook

or simply click the icons in the upper right-hand corner

bottom of page