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..
** April 25, 2013 MELA GreenTown Conference, Naperville, IL
** June 6-7, 2013 IAA Summer Conference, Monticello, IL
** June 23-25, 2013 IGIA Summer Conference, Milwaukee, WI
** July 11, 2013 MELA Summer Meeting, Location TBD
** July 26 LDA, Garden Walk - BBQ
** July 21-27, 2013 PPA, Symposium, Vancouver, British Columbia.
** Aug. 1, 2013 ILCA Summer Field Day, Ball Horticultural, West Chicago, IL
** Aug. 2-4, 2013 APLD Intl. Design Conference, Detroit, MI
** Aug. 3-7, 2013 ISA Intl. Conference & Trade Show, Toronto, Ontario
** Sept. 10, 2013 LDA Board Meeting, 8:30 am at Lurvey's
** Sept. 26, 2013 MELA Sustainable Maintenance Conference, Location TBD
Recent LDA Events
** Feb. 15-17, 2013 PPA, 6th Annual International Perennial Plant Conference, Grunberg, Germany.
**Dec. 12, 2012 LDA, Board Meeting at Northbrook home of Pam Duthie with Winter Social to follow. Invitation Flyer.
**Feb. 7, 2013 LDA, "Water Management Workshop" 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Tyner Center, Glenview. Invitation Flyer.
2012 LDA Events
**Nov. 13, 2012 LDA, 13th Annual Membership Meeting and Program, "SketchUp: A Versatile Tool for Landscape Designers" Invitation.
**Sept. 22, 2012 LDA "Finding Inspiration Tour", Anderson Japanese Garden and J. Carlson Growers, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Flyer
**Sept. 11, 2012 LDA Board Meeting 8:30-10:30am, Lurvey Landscape Supply, Des Plaines
**Mar. 22, 2012 LDA Spring Program - "New Flowering Shrub Selections" and "Native Plants for the Residential Garden" at Midwest Groundcovers, LLC. Flyer.
**Mar. 13, 2012 LDA Board Meeting at Lurvey’s, 9AM - 11AM
**Mar. 1, 2012 LDA Design Off, Design Workshop at the Chicago Botanic Garden Fairchild Room. Updated Flyer
**Feb. 2, 2012, LDA - Panel Discussion "From Design to Installation", 10:00am - Noon, Lurvey Landscape Supply. Flyer
2011 LDA Events
** Feb. 25 -26, the 2011 LDA Workshop/Symposium.
**Feb. 25, 2011, CBG, APLD & LDA Design Symposium "A Sense of Place" with Darrel Morrison, FASLA, Gerould Wilhelm, Charles Birnbaum and Rosalind Reed.
**Feb. 26, 2011, LDA enjoyed a private Design Workshop with Darrel Morrison at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
**Mar. 8, 2011, LDA - New Member Greet/Coffee, 9:30am - 10:00, immediately prior to Program
**Mar. 8, 2011, LDA - Panel Discussion of Plant Palettes, 10:00am - Noon, Chicago Botanic Garden/Linnaeus Room with panelists Pam Duthie, Kim Kozimor, Deirdre Toner and Brian Shea as they discuss plant palettes. RSVP
**Mar. 8, 2011, LDA - Board Meeting, Noon - 2pm, Brown Bag Lunch, immediately following Program
**Jul. 9, 2011 LDA Field trip to Northwind Perennial Farm. Plantsman Roy Diblik will provide a tour of his acclaimed nursery located on a century old dairy farm, just north of Lake Geneva, WI. Program Details.
**Aug. 2, 2011 LDA Join Jeanne Nolan www.theorganicgardener.net for a tour of her personal organic vegetable garden in Glencoe, preceded by a presentation on growing food on urban and suburban sites. Program Details.
**Sept. 12, 2011 LDA Board Meeting at CBG, 10am
**Sept. 23, 2011 LDA September Garden Walk & BBQ, Lake Forest and Lake Bluff, 1 - 4 PM. Invitation.
**Nov. 8, 2011 LDA Program with Sima Dahl on Social Media, Website Marketing and Social Networking at the Chicago Center for Green Technology.
**Dec. 7, 2011, LDA Board turnover, 10am – noon, prior to Holiday Party at 2551 Shannon Rd.
**Dec. 7, 2011, LDA Holiday Party / Potluck Luncheon, Noon to 3pm at Pam Duthie’s, 2551 Shannon Rd., Invitation
** 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