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..
** Jan. 30, 2014 LDA Program: "Organic Vegetables from Your Own Back Yard", Jeanne Nolan, Evanston Public Library, 4-6pm.
** Feb. 5-7, 2014 ILCA "iLandscape" - The Illinois Landscape Show, Schaumburg, IL (Replaces MidAm)
** Feb. 12, 2014 APLD Webinar 'Finishing Touches: Using Outdoor Fabrics in the Landscape', 2-3pm. Must register by Feb. 7th.
** Feb. 21, 2014 CBG Structres for the Residential Garden, 10am - Noon.
** Mar. 1, 2014 'Landscape Residential City Parkways' lecture by LDA member Kim Kaulas at the Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento Blvd, 10am - Noon. There is no cost for the lecture but you must pre-register at www.chicagogreentech.org/green-tech-u-classes/schedule-and-registration.
** Mar. 6, 2014 MELA Annual Winter Conference 'Sites Simplified: Building a Sustainable Future' 8am-5pm at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle.
** Mar. 11, 2014 LDA Board Meeting 8:30am at Lurveys.
** Mar. 15-23, 2014 Chicago Flower & Garden Show, Navy Pier, www.chicagoflower.com
** Mar. 17-31, 2014 CBG SketchUp Fundamentals - 3 Mondays 6-9pm.
** Mar. 17, 2014 Chicago Center for Green Technology 'Mid-Century Modern Residential Landscape Design: Form, Function and Drainage' by Greg Pierceall, 2:00-3:30pm.
** Mar. 18, 2014 IGIA Pro Hort Symposium at IL Central College, East Peoria Campus.
** Mar. 24, 2014 CBG Fergus Garrett: A Conversation on Color joined by local plantsman Roy Diblik 2-4pm.
** July 28-Aug. 1, 2014 PPA Perennial Plant Symposium, Cincinnati, OH.
** Aug. 2-6, 2014 ISA Annual International Conference & Trade Show, Milwaukee.
Recent LDA Events
** Dec. 9, 2013 LDA Holiday Party and Potluck Luncheon, Noon to 3pm, 2551 Shannon Rd., Northbrook.
** Nov. 12, 2013 LDA Annual Meeting & Living Wall Program, Chicago Center for Green Technology, 9:30am-noon, RSVP by November 8th.
** Nov. 4, 2013 MELA Lecture 'Informed Decision Making to Adopt & Prepare for Climate Change, Wicker Park Fieldhouse, Chicago.
** Oct. 22-23, 2013 IAA Annual Conference & Trade Show, Tinely Park, IL
** Oct. 3, 2013 LDA Business Plans for Landscape Designers, 3:00-6:00 pm, Elawa Farm, Lake Forest, IL. Flyer.
** Sept. 26, 2013 MELA Sustainable Maintenance Conference, Location TBD
** Sept, 18, 2013 CBG 'Sustainable Urban Greening - Macro to Micro', 11:00-4:00pm, Glencoe, IL. Flyer.
** Sept. 6, 2013, The Gardens at 900 Welcome the LDA. Flyer. Tour Group and Direction Information.
** Aug. 15, 2013, MELA Eco-Tour & Ice Cream Social, 5-7pm, Chicago, IL
** Aug. 14, 2013, Hardscape Illinois, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm, Lombard, IL. More info and registration: https://www.ilca.net/education/hardscape_illinois/hardscape_illinois.aspx. Flyer.
** 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
** July 21-27, 2013 PPA, Symposium, Vancouver, British Columbia.
** July 26 LDA, Garden Walk - BBQ. Flyer
** Feb. 15-17, 2013 PPA, 6th Annual International Perennial Plant Conference, Grunberg, Germany.
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
** 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