Our Story

Laurie's resume in PDF format

Laurie's background combines landscape architecture with art history

After working in the field of Landscape Architecture, her passion and curiosity about plants led Laurie to become involved in the world of horticulture.


“If humans are a part of the natural world how could I create a landscape in an office?   

Installation and Maintenance,

“A landscape designer creates a moment in time or perhaps a thoughtful beginning.  For me, the real art starts in the dirt.”

and beyond….

“ By actively engaging in the process of creating gardens and landscapes, I have realized more than plant knowledge.  I have witnessed garden’s regenerative powers, listened to their moral lessons, and seen how we can forge new human connections through nature.” 

Laurie works toward establishing strong ongoing relationships with her clients and their gardens.   Her private, corporate and institutional clients are located throughout the greater Philadelphia area and her business headquarters are in the Haverford section of Philadelphia's Main Line


  • Masters Degree Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania
  • BFA Art History, University of Texas
  • Longwood Gardens Certificate of Merit Courses

    Work experience and professional affiliations

  • Landscape Architectural Designer for local design firms in the Philadelphia area.
  • Laurie Humphreys Landscape Design launched in 1997.
  • Research consultant for Philadelphia's Fairmount Park Conservancy in the
    winter of 2002.
  • For the Fairmount Park Conservancy, Laurie researched emerging themes and best practices from targeted nonprofit park support organizations around the country. This research resulted in a summary report. Laurie also was called on to offer applications and recommendations based on her research and experience.
  • October of 2003, Laurie Humphreys Landscape Design was awarded The Suburban Greening Award for her work with The Woodlynde School.   Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), the Suburban Greening Award recognizes individuals, community groups, garden clubs and businesses who are inspired to care for public space plantings in suburban Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware.
  • Horticultural passer in the 2004 Philadelphia Flower Show.
  • Member of PHS, Mid Atlantic Hardy Plant Society, and the Cactus and Succulent Society.