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Forever Green - Mario Nievera

I had the great pleasure to meeting the marvelous Mario Nievera some time ago, while working on the development of Marsh Island in Vero Beach Florida. It was a top-notch team comprised of Ferguson & Shamamian, architecture; Mario Nievera, landscape architecture; and yours truly, interior design. I was immediately taken by Nievera, and, over time, I’ve had the high honor to experience many of his exclusive and glorious gardens first hand.

Mario Nievera design - Forever Green

Mario Nievera design - Forever Green

Nievera is a true genius—a modern day Russel Page. Whether creating a modest outdoor retreat or designing on a grand scale, Nievera always manages to pluck from a client’s dreams a landscape that meets and then wildly surpasses expectation—each design is a masterpiece. It’s no surprise that the Wall Street Journal exclaimed that a garden by Nievera would increase the worth of its property by at least 10%.

Mario Nievera landscape design - Forever Green

Mario Nievera landscape design - Forever Green

I’m delighted to share with you Nievera’s first monograph, Forever Green, a substantial and well-organized work highlighting his versatility, and innovation in 250 rich photographs (by Michael Stavaridis) and informative and insightful text. You’ll no doubt be quite inspired and perhaps calling on his illustrious firm Nievera Williams Design to assist in manifesting your own visions of paradise!

Mario Nievera landscape design - Forever Green

Mario Nievera landscape design - Forever Green


  1. You are right -his designs are like those of Russell Page -very direct, classical and classic. Loved seeing these.

  2. James Andrew says:

    Dear Philip,

    You can see The Marsh Island project that Mario Nievera and I worked on together in Vero Beach – here:


    Click on projects then Marsh Island

    He truly is a modern classicists



  3. bruce robinson says:

    James dear, you have taste and talent oozing from every pore of that well dressed body!

  4. Your designs for Marsh Island are so tradewinds glam…..the Regency bamboo, the relaxed and chic vibe.

  5. wendy woo says:

    I am N. Love with Mario Nievera’s creative genius! Michael Stavaridis has done an impeccable job of capturing it.
    I adore lush gardenscapes. Looking forward to seeing all 250! You’re always on the pulse of all that is delicious!
    ( thinking of the cookbook you recommended really enjoying it.)
    Thanks for sharing Forever Green. Just used my Amazon gift card to order!

  6. Dean says:

    Love that Mario too!

  7. tom samet says:

    Out of Worldliness wonderful!

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