Edinburgh Garden and Landscape Designer Karen Laing

Hello.  My name is Karen Laing I am an Edinburgh based RHS and RCHS award-winning garden and landscape designer, providing garden design services throughout Scotland. You can rely on me to bring inspiring and responsive garden design solutions to your outdoor projects, whatever it is. Whether your project is large or small my design focus in on creating individual, stylish and special outdoor places that respond to your dreams. Special places that result in a true reflection your home, personality and lifestyle.

Welcome to the start of something really special - the start of your garden landscape design transformation.

The garden landscape around your home is the first impression the outside world gets of you and your home. It is the first threshold to be encountered, your introduction to newcomers, and most importantly the “welcome home” to you, your family and friends.

Such a significant asset to your life and home should be enjoyed on a daily basis. As an extension of your living space, to both occupy and look upon, your garden can add value to your life and home in so many ways more than just financially.

Good garden design will enhance your daily living experience in ways that reflect your lifestyle, interests and values. Which is why choosing the right designer  - with the right insight and experience to produce the best design solution for your aspirations - is the crucial start to getting your ideal garden. To see why you should contact me follow this link to my profile

Your garden - your special outdoor place.

Whether you’ve come to this site to look for a professional garden design consultation or for full garden and landscape plans  from an Edinburgh garden and landscape designer working throughout Scotland. You’ve made the first of many good decisions by visiting Laing Landscape Design.

Ready to begin your conversation with me about inspired garden and landscape design services tailored to your individual requirements? Then please get in touch with me today by calling or using my contact form.


We asked Karen for a design for a wheelchair friendly productive garden.

The site was a blank canvas with the exception of four large sycamore trees and a slope from left to right. The garden she designed was exactly what we wanted, with raised beds for growing herbs and vegetables. The area of the garden that is inaccessible to a wheelchair because of the slope has been kept to a minimum. It also looks good with the materials in keeping with our bungalow.

It was a pleasure working with Karen, because we felt fully involved in the design process. She listened to our ideas as well as putting forward her own. Without her, we would not be enjoying our stylish, practical garden.

K and D Lamb, Midlothian

Karen is a gem of a landscape designer, she has in depth knowledge of plants and trees, and on the top a creative eye for design. Her approach to our brief was conscientious of it location and supportive of our needs as a young family. She was really helpfull during the construction, being on site when the contractor needed a little guidance. We are delighted with the result, thank you Karen.

J Holland, Edinburgh

Karen Laing designed the East Haven Beechgrove Community Garden which was awarded Gold in the Beautiful Scotland competition in 2015. She created a community garden that met the needs and aspirations of the whole community. Her ideas were inspirational and the final design integrated our maritime heritage right into the heart of the village. Karen consulted with us at every stage and took everybody's ideas into account. As a result we have the most amazing gardens with beautiful plants which provide colour all year round. As a community, we can't recommend Karen highly enough. The gardens in East Haven have now become such a special place to visit and we are inundated with tourists. Karen must surely be one of the most talented garden designers/ landscape architects in the UK.

W Murray, Easthaven

I have had the pleasure of of working with Karen on several projects in my garden over the past 2-3 years. I have been delighted with the results. She listens to her customers (me!) and has infinite patience as ideas float in and out of the evolving plan. I have appreciated her suggestions, her attention to detail and the creativity and artistic 'eye' she brings to her designs. Karen makes planning a garden a remarkably happy, stress-free occasion!

S Mackie, Edinburgh

Karen has made an excellent design for our back garden including keeping our budget under control! We cannot wait to see the result of it! Then we will post some pictures.

P Cacho, Edinburgh

Karen Laing

Garden Design

Transforming your outdoor spaces into truly special places