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
8 Reviews
Stephanie Reynolds
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2018

Our 1923 stucco craftsman style house had lost its curb-side pizazz. Unruly bushes and choking juniper bushes flanked the sidewalk, ground cover was patchy, and a row of hostas needed to relocate. We ...Read More

S Campbell
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2010

Laura landscaped our 1+ acre lot starting from scratch eight years ago. Today, the yard is a mature, beautiful garden paradise thanks to her. Her ongoing care has helped us maintain our lovely yard. H...Read More

JJ
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Mar 2014

Laura was delightful to work with and her expertise and relationships within the landscape community of KC was deep and professional. My project had the advantage of being a blank slate after buildin...Read More

Dori Brown
Relationship: ClientProject Date: May 2017

I have worked with Laura for a number of years on a variety of projects. She has provided beautiful and creative solutions to areas which flummoxed me and made suggestions that I would never have com...Read More

PlantTimes
Relationship: ColleagueProject Date: Apr 2015

While working for wholesale nurseries and growers in the Kansas City area, I enjoyed seeing Laura Stack at the nursery and helping her select plant material. She is welcome to suggestions of new plant...Read More

Todd Hicks
Relationship: Colleague

I have enjoyed partnering with Laura on several projects. Once so much is poured into an architectural design, I trust Laura to take over the landscaping and see to it that the theme is continuous an...Read More

S Enger
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2017

Over the past five years, Laura has transformed our yard into a beautiful and tranquil retreat. Other than her incredible talent as a designer and knowledgable landscaper; what I most appreciate about...Read More

ojkathy
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2014

Laura had a creative vision for our property and we had never imagined. The results were impressive and are beautiful year after year. We appreciate the fact that Laura worked within our budget and u...Read More

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Awards
Best of Houzz 2019 - Client SatisfactionBest of Houzz 2018 - Client SatisfactionRecommended on Houzz100 Ideabook Saves