Awards

Laura Morton, APLD

Professional Credentials

Laura Morton is certified through the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD).
One of the requirements of Certification is to maintain ongoing educational credits each year.

CREDENTIALS & TRAINING


2010–
present

Professional Landscape Design Certification
from APLD, with ongoing educational credits

2010

Permaculture Design Certificate #000253
from Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

2009

Sustainable Landscape Professional Certificate #G309513
from Green Gardens Group/LA

2002–
2004

Los Angeles Arboretum

  • Compulsive Gardeners
    Ongoing discussion and in-depth exploration of horticulture and landscape practices in Southern California.

1997–
2002

Los Angeles Arboretum

  • Fanatic Gardeners
    Course included espalier, history, and garden tours, with classes taught by Jan Smithen, a highly regarded teacher and speaker on the art & science of gardening.

1995–
1996

Los Angeles Arboretum

  • Green Side Up
    Here begins the basics of soil science, hydrology, and how to garden.

1996–
1998

UCLA

  • Horticulture Program
    Certificates in:
    • Horticultural Therapy
    • Feng Shui in the Garden

1996–
1999

UCLA

  • Enrolled in Certificate Program for Landscape Architecture

MEMBERSHIPS


Association of Professional
Landscape Designers

APLD California Chapter Logo

  • Sponsorship Chair of the California Chapter of APLD (2015–2018)
  • California Chapter Membership Chair (2013)
  • California Chapter President (2012)
  • Co-founder and President of the APLD Greater LA District Chapter (2010)
The Garden Conservancy

Garden Conservancy Logo

California Garden & Landscape History Society

California Garden & Landscape History Society (CGLHS) logo

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS


EDUCATION

UCLA

UCLA Landscape Architecture Certificate Program
(1996–1999)

  • UCLA Logo1st Place Award —
    Corona High School Campus
  • 1st Place Award —
    Huntington Japanese Zen Garden

CERTIFICATION

APLD

Awarded APLD Certification
from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers

(April 2010)

ABOUT APLD® CERTIFICATION

APLD Certified LogoThe APLD certification program provides professional recognition to landscape designers, based on established standards of excellence. This process encourages self-assessment by offering guidelines for achievement. Certification is available for Associate APLD members in good standing, who have been practicing landscape design for a minimum of four years.

The certification process is not an education curriculum per se. It is designed to evaluate the candidate’s submitted work, consisting of three installed projects and requiring drawings, plant list, design intent statement, and photographs.

To encourage certified members to continue their education, the APLD requires recertification every three years, with 30 contact hours of continuing education credit.


CERTIFICATION

THE ARBORETUM

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Permaculture Design Certificate #000253

(November 2010)


CERTIFICATION

THE GREEN GARDENS GROUP

Green Gardens Group/LA
Certified Sustainable Landscape Professional
Certificate #G309513

(May 2009)


CERTIFICATION

OFG / NWF

OceanFriendlyGardens.org
(Issued for Casa de los Arcos project)

NWF Wildlife Habitat™ Certificate #154,094
(Issued for Ozeta House project)

“This habitat is certified in the National Wildlife Federation’s worldwide network of mini-refuges. Because of the owner’s conscientious planning, landscaping and sustainable gardening, wildlife may find quality habitat—food, water, cover, and places to raise their young.”

(NOTE: Laura Morton’s Villa Pina and Casa de los Arcos projects are also Certified Wildlife Habitats.)


AWARDS

APLD

Association of Professional Landscape Designers


BADGES

HOUZZ

Best of Houzz—Design Category (2017)
Best of Houzz—Client Satisfaction (2015)
Recommended on Houzz
(Visit Laura’s Houzz Page)