Locally owned in Lafayette, Louisiana — Urban Naturalist provides edible landscaping services, safe pest control options, and operates a retail garden center too.

Our mission is rooted in sustainability. We aim to create healthier landscapes for families, communities, and ecosystems within the urban setting.


We specialize in alternative urban landscapes which are beautiful and functional. We follow rigorous methods and use a plant palette that includes only edible, native, or wildlife-attracting plants.

These landscapes produce food, are bio-diverse, and provide ecological benefits to the urban ecosystem such as creation of beneficial habitat for native species, promote stormwater infiltration, and prevent soil loss.

Our landscaping services include consultation, planning, installation, and maintenance of gardens. We work in many types of landscapes or hardscapes like private home gardens, restaurant gardens, public spaces such as parks, schools, and all types of urban settings.


Urban Naturalist offers the most effective and safe solutions to take care of your pest problems. We offer professional grade products for many exterior & interior pests and also sell the products online.  Our products are safe for you to DIY with our Safe Home Pest Control Kits.


Our Garden Center sells many varieties of edible, native, and wildlife-attracting plants including vegetables, herbs, bushes, vines, and trees. Everything we carry has multiple functions within the landscape.

Some of what we carry at our Garden Center:

  • a variety of edible, native, and beneficial plants
  • heirloom transplants and seeds
  • rabbit poop (fertilizer)
  • pine straw mulch
  • worm composting bins and starts (vermicomposting)
  • safer pest control options
  • non-toxic cleaning supplies