Member of the Month for APLDWAOctober 2012
Member since the beginning
Tina Nyce, FAPLDNyce Gardens
Tina is co-owner and the lead designer at Nyce gardens in Sammamish, WA. She studied Landscape Design at Temple University and has been a practicing designer since 1980 having worked in NC, PA, NY and VT before moving to Washington. Her design work includes complete residential landscapes, outdoor rooms, perennial gardens, and estate landscapes, with a particular emphasis on outdoor living. Tina has had several of her works published but what brings her the most joy is succeeding in creating spaces that meet the owner’s needs and desires rather than her own.
She is a founding member of APLD, established in 1989. Tina has served the association in many capacities over her 24 year membership, receiving the Harry Schuster service award in 2006. In 2011 she was designated a Fellow for demonstrating a mastery of design exemplified by the creation of significant projects which have advanced the art, stewardship and social responsibility of landscape design; and for demonstrating a significant commitment of time and energy to the advancement of APLD. Tina also is the founder of the Washington Chapter of APLD. APLDWA was the first APLD chapter to be established.
Tina enjoys enhancing people’s lives by making their outdoor spaces just as beautiful and comfortable as their indoor environments. The challenge is to find out what makes each family tick and translate it into a yard that complements their lifestyle.
With this full sun location a variety of plants from Stipa, Sedums, Rosemary, Nepeta, Lonicera, Acer griseum, Pinus and others give color all year long. Edibles adorn the walking paths for easy access and delight the senses.
A terrace was added off the kitchen with covered cooking space and a fireplace (with catalytic converter) which attaches to the vegetable garden and pitching court. Life is central to this space. Remote sitting areas and a deck give other vantage points of the beautiful woodland.
Plantings surround the area that provides color in all seasons. Amelchanier, Oxydendron, Taxus, Vaccinium, Viburnum and Exbury Azaleas blend the ornamental landscape into the natural setting. Blueberries and grapes give entry to the edible garden and feed the wild life kept out by a fence.
Learn more about Tina Nyce's design firm Nyce Gardens, that serves the Seattle area landscaping needs.
Nyce gardens provides design, installation and care of outdoor spaces.
Tina can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (425)260-4646.