Libby Tudor, Landscape Designer
What are some exciting and progressive innovations you are seeing in design? New things you are incorporating in your work?
Seating, patios, and fire-pits can be common elements seen in a landscape, but I’ve been seeing and designing more of those items for the front yard instead of the traditional back yard space. Many people are wanting to have a more inviting place in their front yard to interact with their neighbors and watch their children play. Whether it’s a patio extended from the front walk or your favorite chairs positioned in your garden bed or lawn, these ideas can add a new creative space for one to enjoy their outdoor space.
What drew you to this field of study and career?
I grew up on a farm, so I was always loved being outside and helping my mother and grandmother in the vegetable and flower gardens. Then as I got older, I was fascinated by architecture and art, so when I discovered landscape architecture it seemed to be the perfect field for me to study and start my career.
What is your favorite type of land/naturescape?
I’ve been intrigued by the new modern landscapes that are being created with clean and rhythmic planting designs, but I would say my all-time favorite type of landscape would be naturalistic/rustic landscapes. I love that they can be created to have balance and cohesion without looking too manicured. The large natural sweeps and massed drifts of colorful plants can add many textures to the landscape and make quite the impact as well.