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


'Covering Ground' - the LDA quarterly publication

Started in 1992, Covering Ground is the Landscape Design Association’s unique quarterly publication. Read interesting articles provided by our membership. Learn about programs and keep up to date with all that is important in our association and the green industry.

Read the current issue of Covering Ground. Members are welcome to browse through past issues of Covering GroundPast issues are in a 'member protected area'.

We would love to hear from you.  Have you recently seen a special garden that inspired you? Write about it.  Do you know a tidbit of information for the 'Wheelbarrow', or heard something you want to share through 'the Grapevine'? Submit an article or topic idea to Covering Ground.


Jardincito, article from Chicagoland Gardening about natural play parks

Jennifer Brennan from Chalet Nursery shared her top products with us on April 14, 2016, including Earth Friendly Naturals, lawn treatments, rabbit control and even indoor plants. Find the un-edited notes here.

Plant Lists from March 23, 2016 Program on Small Gardens, contributed by Kathy Molnar Simpson, Suzanne Frank and Rinda West

Evergreens for Smaller Gardens, Shrubs That Fit, A Few Perennials, Small Garden Trees

Program Information

This page contains information from programs held by the LDA for its members. The opportunity to view this information is a privilege extended to LDA members only. Please click on the Program Information title to access this information.

LDA is LinkedIn!

The Landscape Design Association has formed a group on LInkedIn, the business oriented professional networking site.  The LinkedIn group will facilitate communications among members by allowing users to post questions, take part in discussions and alert members to job openings and other business opportunities.  Join LDA LInkedIn!

Employment Opportunities

In order to serve our membership better, LDA offers a Web Page devoted to promoting business and employment opportunities.  We will do our best to alert our membership to opportunities in a timely fashion, but the Landscape Design Association is not responsible for missed opportunities  LDA encourages members to check the Employment Opportunities page.  If you would like post a position on this page, please email.

LDA Policies and Guidelines

We pride ourselves on our well run, all volunteer organization.  If you would like to learn more about the current Board Policies and Guidelines or the Communications Policies of the Landscape Design Association, they are available for review.  If you have further questions, feel free to contact any board member.

Board of Directors and Committee positions descriptions.

If you are considering participation in our organization in a leadership position or simply would like to pitch in with our group to network, please review the volunteer job opportunities on our Board and Committee description page.  Board and Committee members are always available for questions.

Industry Resources

LDA provides its members with quick links to a number of online resources for our industry. Find direct links to Educational Facilities, Industry organizations, magazines, Environmental issues, plant information resources as well as the latest drafting software on our Educational Resource Page

Illinois Nursery Plant Lists, uploaded January 28, 2016

Native Forbs and Grasses, plugs and containers, plant lists xls

Native Shrubs and Tree Seedlings, in bulk, bare-root

Native Forbs and Grass seed

Instructions for ordering