by Laura Kuhn
At ELA’s 2014 Season’s End Summit, Laura shared the transformation of a barrier beach landscape from open turf and over-sized driveway to a private and protected retreat. Here she steps us through the landscape restoration.
Many thanks to Capizzi & Co, Inc. of Acton, MA & Peter Kelley (builder) of Lexington, MA for their admirable skills, expertise, and their generous support, and to Sylvan Nursery, Van Berkum Nursery, North Creek Nurseries for top-notch plants. And with gratitude for my generous, patient, and open-minded clients, who just love the beach.
About the Author
Laura Kuhn is a self-taught designer, who brought her experiences in theater arts and choreography to the design of outdoor spaces in 1997. After an initial stint in the nursery business, she started her own business in 2000. Laura Kuhn Design Consultation creates custom artistic and wild spaces for private clients in the New England region and beyond. LKDC offers services in landscape design strategy and restoration; project coordination and construction; oversight for urban oases, small parcels, private estate gardens, and rural landscapes; edible gardens; and outdoor dining spaces. Laura’s certifications include MCH, MCLP and NOFA AOLCP. She has served as Advocacy Chair for the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) and teaches at the Landscape Institute at Boston Architectural College. Reach her through her website.