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“Welcome” page introducing Laura Morton’s design philosopy in creating full-concept residential landscapes and gardens for her clients.


BougainvilleaPortfolio of past exterior design projects.

• Catalina Dreaming

This project was inspired by the wonderful craftsmanship executed with brick and early California tile that you still find today on Catalina Island.

• Hollywood Oasis (Vasan Residence)

A 2008 APLD-CA Gold Award Winner for Residential Design, this small back and side yard became a restful entertaining space to create an romantic escape from the day-to-day.

• Silverlake Jewel

An exotic Garden of Eden with a sense of the sacred, where Africa meets Andalusia, created for a sophisticated, well-traveled couple.

• Casa de los Arcos

A 1934 Spanish Colonial Revival home transformed into an urban oasis incorporating sustainable practices and the California spirit.

• Virginia Robinson Gardens

The theme for this organization’s 2008 Garden Benefit Tour was “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”

• Venice Beach Home

A new twist on Asian Modern gave this 2-story construction some much needed privacy, security — and magic.

• Andalusia in Malibu

This project required a new concept for the usage of what was essentially a small wraparound terrace, which was dark and unappealing.

• Ozeta House

This Mediterranean-inspired landscape transformation was the main feature in the March/April 2002 issue of Garden Design magazine.

• Canyon Family Playground

This shady property had a tendency to stay moist and muddy; so improving the walkway to this contemporary home and finding an updated purpose for the struggling backyard were essential.

• Rooftop Oasis

The Moroccan decor and cobalt-blue color scheme of this project were inspired by the celebrated Majorelle Garden in Marrakesh.

• 2001 Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

The reflecting pond, with its jeweled dragonflies and insect-shaped espaliers, was one of the highlights of this event.

• Canyon View

The overgrown landscape of this Beverly Hills property required serious planning, removal, and natural-habitat planting to create new volumes of space around the house.

• Other Projects

A potpourri of various commercial, private residential, and public pro bono landscaping and exterior design projects that Laura Morton has worked on over the years.

Garden Art

Gallery of art and accents for home exteriors, patios, and gardens.

Product Catalog

Purchase unique, eyecatching garden ornaments and accents designed by Laura Morton.


Meet Laura Morton, and learn about the evolution of her distinctive landscape design style, with influences from the worlds of fashion, photography, and jewelry design.


Professional landscaping and exterior design background and credentials of Laura Morton, including education, awards, association memberships, and public speaking engagements.


• In the News
A stroll through the glorious gardens

A compilation of press clippings about Laura Morton and her landscape & exterior design work.

  • 03/2009: APLD Design Online
    “2008 Landscape Design Award Winner Laura Morton”
  • 1/17/2009: Los Angeles Times — Home & Garden
    “Her Passage to India: A small Hollywood Hills backyard becomes an India-inspired ‘jewel box’”
    Article | Photos (PDFs)
  • 01/17/2009: Shed Style
    “An Award-winning Los Angeles Garden Inspired by Morocco and India”
    (External link to blog entry)
  • 09/13/2003: Universe Publishing
    Secret Gardens of Hollywood and Private Oases in Los Angeles
    (External link to book description at Amazon.com)
  • 03/2002: Garden Design Magazine
    “Bringing It Home: Love of travel fills a garden with surprising plants and treasures”
    HTML | PDF
  • 04/27/2001: Pasadena Star-News
    “A Stroll Through the Glorious Gardens”
    HTML | PDF
  • 04/19/2001: Los Angeles Times — Living Section
    “Welcome to My Garden”
    HTML | PDF


See Laura Morton in action — links to videos illustrating her distinctive design style and methods. (Flash Player required)


Testimonials from Laura Morton’s landscape, garden, and exterior design clients.

Professional References

A selection of references from exterior design professionals, colleagues, and writers.


How to reach Laura Morton Design for all your gardening, landscaping, and exterior design needs in southern California...and beyond.


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