S. Walsh Landscaping, a full-service landscape design-build company, announced that Laurent Pamela recently joined the business as a lead landscape designer. He has more than twenty-five years of combined experience in the landscape design/build and landscape architecture industries.


“Laurent has a strong practical understanding of landscape architecture and a keen sense of design,” said Robert Walsh, owner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping.  “His passion, versatility, innovative thinking, and attention to detail result in creative, buildable, and sustainable design solutions.”


“I find inspiration in and appreciate architecture, design, botany, visual arts, and foreign cultures,” said Pamela.  “I have expertise in utilizing an original combination of native plant species and contemporary plant palettes.  In addition, I incorporate water and apply lighting techniques for maximum impact.”


Born and raised in France and a naturalized American citizen, Pamela completed his ornamental horticulture science/landscape studies in France.  He began his career in the United States in 1982.  Pamela completed additional studies in site design, urban planning, architecture, and tropical ornamental vegetation at Christopher Newport University, the University of Florida, and Florida Atlantic University.  He then moved to the Cayman Islands and Bermuda, collaborating with prominent architectural firms, a renowned botanist and artist.


Pamela most recently worked as a high-end residential landscape architectural designer in the Naples area.  He contributed to the designs of several award-winning projects.  He received recognition from the American Institute of Architects, Florida with an Award of Excellence for a private garden/pool landscape project, from the Collier Building Industry Association for best landscape design/outdoor amenity for a private residence, the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects award of honorable mention for a private residence and the Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association award of excellence for single-family renovation.


  1. S. Walsh Landscaping is a family-owned and operated, full-service landscape design-build company specializing in landscape design, installation, and maintenance. For more than 30 years, R. S. Walsh has been committed to superior workmanship, the highest standard of materials, and the constant pursuit of excellence. R. S. Walsh – In The Garden is the company’s Retail Garden Center and Outdoor Showroom located at 3889 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel Island.  Open Tuesday-Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  For more information, call 239-395-5859 or visit www.rswalsh.com.