It’s nice to meet you, I’m Laura.

Archive for May, 2012

After nearly three years in business, one baby and half a pregnancy later, Tyson Gardens is finally and officially at home on the World Wide Web! I am Laura Tyson, and this is my inaugural blog post.

I thought I would start off by saying that since Tyson Gardens is currently a one-woman show, and residential landscape design is a personal and direct kind of engagement – this blog will be candid and from my personal perspective. I will cover topics on garden management, update you on the latest TG projects, and share with you many of the things that inspire and excite me about garden design.

This is the place where you will get to know me as a designer and lover of all things beautiful. In that spirit, I’d like to start our conversation with a few of my favorite things.  Please, enjoy!

Paris with my husband will always top the list – even in the bitter cold.

The Arboretum with my daughter, a close second.

Snow days and our snow-white dog, Buddy.

This side of town and this time of day.

Parisian flower shops.

Variegated Pittosporum – they make any place feel cool and soft, smell like eucalyptus, and remind me of southern California.

The Walter Lamb Collection – proportion, balance, an S-curve and brass… what more do you need?


Beautifully crafted terracotta containers.

The buffet I designed and Tim Coursey built for our home inspired by French Moderne furniture of the 20’s. This was a proud moment for me as a designer.

Modern Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center – architecture, landscape architecture and art in perfect harmony.

Thanks for visiting! Please come back soon.