The Landscape Design Association sponsors programs, workshops, garden walks and social events!
We encourage our members to suggest topics for our programs that they believe will help further knowledge and enhance their businesses. If you have a suggestion, please contact the LDA Program Committee.
For member convenience we also note other relevant industry events on our calendar. For more information regarding non-LDA events, go to the sponsoring association's website conveniently posted below. You will find helpful acromyns noted at the bottom of page. If you would like to submit an event, please email our Liaison Committee. Please note that we do not allow advertising in our calender or Covering Ground and events are subject to approval.
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Review previous LDA Events in our Program History.
Upcoming LDA and Relevant Industry Events
Some activities may require an additional fee. It will be clearly noted..
** Dec. 9, 2015 LDA Holiday Party
** Nov. 17, 2015 LDA Annual Meeting, Renovating Existing Landscapes
** Oct. 17, 2015 LDA Growing Fruit, Midwest Fruit Explorers
** Sept. 13, 2015 LDA Tour of Intrinsic Nursery, Brent Horvath presents, Hebron, IL
Aug. 8 - 12, 2015 ISA Annual International Conference & Trade Show, Orlando, Florida
July 27 - Aug. 1, 2015 PPA Symposium, Baltimore, Maryland
** July 17, 2015 LDA Garden Walk & BBQ, Evanston/Wilmette
May 13, 2015 CBG Gardens That Heal, A Prescription for Wellness, 9am - 5pm
Mar. 26, 2015 ILCA Hardscape Illinois-Designing & Constructing with Stone, Lombard, IL
** March, 2015 LDA Municipal Regulations Panel, Musjgerd Residence
Feb. 28, 2015 PPA Central Regional Symposium, Lisle, IL
Feb. 25-27, 2015 ILCA iLandscape: The IL & Wisc. Landscape Show, Schaumburg
** Feb. 23, 2015 LDA Design Off, Chicago Botanic Garden Flyer
Feb. 8 & 15, 2015 CBG Drawing & Visualization Skills for Designers, 9am - 1pm
** Jan. 27, 2015 LDA Gorgeous Low-Maintenance Garden Design with Roy Diblick, 10:00 am at Oak Park Conservatory Flyer
Jan. 23, 2015 CBG SketchUp Fundamentals, 9am-3pm
Jan. 21-22, 2015 ILCA SketchUp Workshop, Hoffman Estates, IL
Jan. 20, 2015 CBG Drawing and Visualization Skills for Designers FREE Preview Session, 7:30 pm
Jan. 17 - Feb. 21, 2015 CBG Sustainable Gardener Series, 11am - 2pm
Recent LDA Events
** Dec. 10, 2014 LDA New/Old Board Meeting, 10am at Pam Duthie's, Northbrook
** Dec. 10, 2014 LDA Holiday Party, noon to 3pm - follows the board meeting
Dec. 4, 2014 MELA Season Wrap Up, 4-7 pm. Ball Horticultural Company. Flyer
** Nov. 18, 2014 LDA Annual Meeting & Butterfly Program, 9:30am Peggy Notebaert Museum
Nov. 4-7, 2014 APLD Intl. Design Conference, Orlando, FL
Nov. 2 & 9, 2014 CBG Garden Graphics: Color Tips & Techniques, noon - 4pm
Oct. 23, 2014 MELA:: The Roadshow, Lurveys Des Plaines 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Flyer
Oct. 21-22, 2014 IAA Annual Conference & Trade Show, Tinley Park
Oct. 15, 2014 CBG & Bartlett Tree Experts 'Planting for the Future in a Changing Climate' 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. CBG-Alsdorf Auditorium.
Oct. 2, 2014, at 6pm - The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust presents a lecture by Navy Pier landscape architect James Corner on 'The Ecological Imagination: Life and the Design of Urban Public Space' at the Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 W. 60th St., University of Chicago. Non-member tickets $25 at www.flwright.org.
** Indicates LDA Events
LDA Landscape Design Association www.ldaonline.org
APLD Assoc. of Professional Landscape Designers (717) 238-9780 www.apld.org
APLD - Midwest Chapter, www.apldmidwest.org
CBG Chicago Botanic Garden (847) 835-5441 www.chicagobotanic.org
IAA Illinois Arborist Association (877) 617-8887 www.illinoisarborist.org
IGIA Illinois Green Industry Association www.ina-online.org
ILCA Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (630) 472-2851 www.ilca.net
ISA International Society of Arboriculture www.isa-arbor.com
MELA Midwest Ecological Landscaping Association www.melaweb.org
OGA Ornamental Growers Association (630) 879-0520 &nbs p; www.ogaoni.com
PPA Perennial Plant Association (614) 771-8431 www.perennialplant.org
TMA Morton Arboretum (630) 719-2468 www.mortonarb.org
LDA Expense Voucher in PDF form