As a Certified Healing Garden Designer, Laura loves to create opportunities for people to interact with the land in ways that restore and renew. “We carry with us memories of times spent in the landscape during our childhood: wandering through a grandmother’s garden, building a fort from leftover woodpiles, or scratching our names in the dirt on the playground. In a world of stress, anxiety and isolation, the landscape offers healing, connection and self-expression.”
"I love the diversity of landscape architecture. There is always something new to learn and design. One day, I’m working on a healing garden and the next a park or residential landscape. It is a constant cycle of discovery, challenge and gratification."
True Nature Healing Arts in Carbondale, Colorado.
At the True Nature Healing Garden, she worked with the design team and visionary owners to create a therapeutic environment shaped to support the healing work undertaken at the yoga studio and spa. The design celebrates the connection between land and spirit, and features a labyrinth, reflexology path, and a new kiva building opening this month.
Reflexology path, True Nature Healing Arts
Laura believes collaboration is a key component to the success of any project. Throughout the creative design process, she remains mindful of the historic, cultural, and ecological attributes of the site. She brings people together. Through artful information gathering and consensus building, her true gift is arriving at design solutions that satisfy diverse interests.
Laura and her son, Sam, exploring the Atacama Desert in Chile