Landscape Design Association Presidents

  • Noreen Edwards 2016
  • Julia Bunn 2015
  • Chris Carey 2014
  • Cathy Litrofsky 2013
  • Karen Koerth 2012
  • Anne Flannery 2011
  • Brian Shea 2010
  • Patty Glicksberg 2009
  • Shannon Hackett 2008
  • Steve Marzahl 2007
  • Todd Hayden 2006
  • Ruth Ward 2005
  • Kathy Robin 2004
  • Steve Boese 2003
  • Dean MacMorris 2002
  • Sharon Anderson 2001
  • Nancy Sauerberg 2000
  • Pam Duthie 1999
  • Marcia Ellis 1998
  • Tim Christie 1997
  • Margaret Morris 1996
  • Rosalind Reed 1995
  • Mitsy Granzow 1994
  • Sheila Hollander 1993
  • Mary Jane Klein 1992
  • Pam Duthie 1991

LDA Looks Ahead

March 23, 2016; 9:30-noon. LDA presents: Tips for Small Urban Gardens at the Evanston Ecology Center.

Presented by Kathy Molnar Simpson of KMS Gardens, Rinda West of Rinda West Design and Suzanne Frank, Bluestem Garden Design. Will include: Tricks to Make a Small Yard Look Bigger, New and Old Plant Choices, Hardscapes, Layering Plants, Water Features, Access Problems, Stormwater Solutions. Email Suzanne to RSVPat The program will be at the Evanston Ecology Center at 2024 McCormick Blvd in Evanston. Click here for flyer. Free for members. Guests, $30. Pay at door.  For the program, Kathy Simpson has shared a helpful article, written by Doug Hoerr in the June/July, 2014 issue of Organic Gardening, entitled: The Straight and Narrow: the Skinny on Designing Gardens in Narrow Places.  Find it here and here. She has also shared some good articles from Houzz:  

April 14, 2016: 3-4:45 PM. LDA presents Jennifer Brennen at the Education Center of Chalet Nursery, 3132 Lake Avenue, Wilmette, IL. Get Ready For Spring. Jennifer is president of Perennial Plant Association and Mgr. of the Ed Center at the Chalet. She will let us in on her favorite landscape products, old and new, and, of course, Perennials and the PPA are in the palette for the program. Please RSVP with Mary Jane Klein at 

April 14, 2016: 5PM. LDA Spring, 2016 Networking Happy Hour following the program. Hackneys On Harms, 1241 Harms Road, Glenview, IL. It's a 10 minute drive to Hackneys and if the weather cooperates, we can sit on their lovely patio under the Poplars. As this is a networking opportunity, LDA buys the first round! Meet some new or experienced members and chat about projects and find new connections. Even if you can't make the program, you may join us at Hackneys. Please rsvp with Noreen at

Watch for upcoming LDA programs: Soils, tour of 606, Garden Walk and Summer party in Lake Forest...


Recent LDA Events 

February 19, 2016 9:15-3 pm. LDA presents Rick Darke, The Living Landscape Workshop at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Rick Darke, Author, Landscape Ethicist, Designer and Photographer: Habitat, sustainability and eco-system enhancement; Layers, Edges, Functions, Connections and Wildness.

January 12, 2016    LDA, All-Day Business Workshop at The Grove

November 17, 2015      LDA Annual Meeting & Renovating Existing Landscapes

July 24, 2015 2:00 pm, LDA Garden Walk & BBQ, Evanston/Wilmette

Sept. 13, 2015 LDA Tour of Intrinsic Nursery, Brent Horvath presents, Hebron, IL

Oct. 20, 2015 LDA Growing Fruit, Midwest Fruit Explorers

March 17, 2015 LDA Permits and Regulations Panel, Wilmette, IL Flyer

Feb. 23, 2015 LDA Design Off, Chicago Botanic Garden Flyer

Jan. 27, 2015 LDA Gorgeous Low-Maintenance Garden Design with Roy Diblick, 10:00 am at Oak Park Conservatory Flyer

Nov. 18, 2014 LDA Annual Meeting & Butterfly Program, 9:30am Peggy Notebaert Museum



LDA Landscape Design Association 

APLD Assoc. of Professional Landscape Designers  (717) 238-9780

APLD -  Midwest Chapter,

CBG Chicago Botanic Garden  (847) 835-5441

IAA Illinois Arborist Association  (877) 617-8887 

IGIA  Illinois Green Industry Association

ILCA Illinois Landscape Contractors Association  (630) 472-2851

ISA International Society of Arboriculture 

MELA  Midwest Ecological Landscaping Association

OGA Ornamental Growers Association  (630) 879-0520 &nbs p;

PPA Perennial Plant Association  (614) 771-8431

TMA  Morton Arboretum  (630) 719-2468


LDA Expense Voucher in PDF form