Below is a selection of articles written by or about Los Angeles landscape designer Laura Morton
and her work.
A Designer/Client Relationship Takes Root”
by Laura Morton
As a professional landscape designer, I’ve heard many responses to this question. Wish lists from clients often include: shade, privacy, areas for food production and preparation, increased property value, spaces to entertain and relax, play spaces for children and dogs, parking, storage, greenery — all design pieces to be puzzled together beautifully.” [Article about Laura’s Casa de los Arcos project]
“Scents, hues, even nests create a scene
in Garden Conservancy tour stop”
Laura Morton is captivated. While giving a tour of her Los Angeles garden, the landscape designer notices a meticulously crafted bird nest in a Tibouchina tree with two tiny hummingbirds inside. “Look at the pieces of blue in their nest, ” she whispers with admiration. “Their mother must have incorporated bits of blue paint from our house.”
More: (includes photo gallery)
“2010 Residential Design Merit Award Winner Laura Morton”
Judges’ Comments: Clear design intent, very creative, memorable impact. Client needs creatively met for outdoor living. This is a very creative high-impact design in every way. Terrific solution to hiding pool equipment.
More: (page 12) [reference: Casa de los Arcos]
“Laura Morton’s Moorish-Inspired Outdoor Kitchen”
In this West Hollywood garden, Southern California-based landscape designer Laura Morton took a narrow driveway cluttered with pool equipment and turned it into an outdoor kitchen and dining terrace, inspired by the house’s Moorish details and Spanish Revival architecture, with seating for 12.
More: [reference: Casa de los Arcos]
“2008 Landscape Design Award Winner Laura Morton”
Laura created a wow — a wonderful jewel of an example of what great landscape design can be — the transformation of a space into an experience. For those who have not seen the before photographs of the area — you are in for a treat.
More: (page 7) [reference: Hollywood Oasis]
“Her Passage to India: A small Hollywood Hills backyard becomes an India-inspired ‘jewel box’”
If you’re looking for a good excuse to invest in landscaping, Mala Vasan’s is hard to beat. She credits her dreamy mix of Indian and Moroccan inspirations for seducing her sweetheart.
More: | (PDFs) [reference: Hollywood Oasis]
“An Award-winning Los Angeles Garden Inspired by Morocco and India”
When Laura casually mentioned to me that one of her projects won the 2008 APLD “Gold Award” for residential landscape design, I went a little crazy.
More: [reference: Hollywood Oasis]
Secret Gardens of Hollywood and Private Oases in Los Angeles
By Erica Lennard and Adele Cygelman
The 25 gardens in the book illustrate the remarkable range of styles in the area, from Joni Mitchell’s whimsical...