Who We Are
Laura Stack is an award-winning landscape designer and horticultural consultant with over 30 years’ experience
Creative Outdoor Spaces
Creative Landscape Consultant & Designer
About Us
Laura Stack is a landscape designer and horticultural consultant with over 30 years’ experience. Her company, Creative Outdoor Spaces, has provided consultation, design, and management services for residential, commercial, public and municipal projects throughout the Midwest as well as on both coasts.

In addition to working with hundreds of individual homeowners, she has extensive experience working with: A wide variety of industry contractors including arborists, carpenters, construction, masons, landscape, turf/irrigation, maintenance and lighting specialists, Local builders and developers assisting with site selections and building locations, subdivision common and amenity properties, and model home tours. Both individual and corporate architects, Municipal departments, including city engineers, planners and foresters, Churches and homes association boards/committees.

Laura is known for her unique ability to provide design solutions that are not only creative and inspiring, but that also reflect an awareness and sensitivity to the overall landscape objectives, existing site conditions, and the functional demands of the project. She always keeps her clients’ preferences and needs as her number one priority, and finds creative ways to meet those needs while staying on schedule and within budget.

In addition to her extensive landscape design and installation work, Laura has many years’ experience as a teacher and educator on horticultural topics. She has taught adult education classes at the Missouri Botanical Gardens and numerous community colleges on such topics as landscape design, plant identification, selection of materials, and the cultural practices of plant installation and maintenance. One of her most creative and personally rewarding teaching roles was for the Arts in Prison organization, where she facilitated and taught the introduction of a wide range of horticultural skills to the inmates at Lansing Correctional Facilities.

Laura has been a featured speaker at the Missouri Nurseryman Association’s annual Nuts and Bolts Conference, and is a frequent and popular speaker for many local nurseries for field day events, educational seminars and network luncheons. She is also the “go-to” speaker for numerous garden and specialty clubs when they need someone who not only educates the group on a specific horticultural topic, but who also makes sure it’s a fun, engaging event for everyone as well.
Testimonials
17 Reviews
german27
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Mar 2019

We hired Laura to help us with a drainage issue at our house and help figure out how to creat more privacy. The drainage solution was stellar. We ended up moving houses in the past year and just had h...Read More

Randy Burwell
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Mar 2012

Laura Stack is the consumate landscape architect. She is able to sketch a design that wil meet and exceed a client's expectations and is able to make modifications that will fit the client's budget. I...Read More

Linda McAdoo
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2019

We hired Laura for consultation on new foundation beds. She is professional, warm, intuitive, and so very creative! She quickly understood our project and preferences, but she also ascertained our uni...Read More

Maha Bishr
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2018

Laura helped us meet our landscape goals in phases while staying on budget. One project we had was to have an old tree cut down in our backyard and Laura replaced it with installing a berm. Not only d...Read More

Drew Timberlake
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Nov 2019

Laura is a master at her craft! My wife and I had engaged another landscape architect before working with Laura. He was efficient at producing CAD drawings and quick recommendations, but they felt l...Read More

Dennis Wilson
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jul 2019

My daughter recommended Laura for developing a landscape plan for our backyard. We had a deck built and I purchased a Costco gazebo. Laura took pictures and measurements and had very workable recommen...Read More

Wayne Powers
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2017

My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Laura on several landscape projects over the last few years. The first time we met with Laura I was impressed by the pure joy she displayed about her cr...Read More

Nancy Gillespie
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2019

Every Spring I would buy a lot of annuals and work hard to make the garden look good. Although I was enthusiastic, I wasted a lot of money because even though some worked, a lot failed. I didn’t hav...Read More

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Awards
Houzz Pro Software UserBest of Houzz 2020 - Client SatisfactionBest of Houzz 2019 - Client SatisfactionBest of Houzz 2018 - Client SatisfactionRecommended on Houzz100 Ideabook Saves