August 16 (Tentative)
Watch for details on date and time for a special guided tour of the state-of-the-art hanging gardens at the Field Museum, featuring over 1,000 plants living during the time of the dinosaurs (ferns, cycads and arum) plus a guided tour of the native gardens designed by Roy Diblik at the Shedd Aquarium.
The Landscape Design Association’s activities and programs are usually “on hiatus” beginning April 1st, when our members gear up for the incredibly busy design and installation season. Toward the end of summer, we plan to have a “garden walk” event in combination with an evening social and dinner. Details will be coming soon.
Here’s a quick review of LDA’s recent programming:
An inspiring conversation with Mark Dwyer, Director of Horticulture at Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, Wisconsin, sharing his passion for plants and design as well as the teamwork required (thanks to a battalion of volunteers) to plant and maintain the numerous specialty gardens and displays. Mark also shared his favorite plants, combinations, and design techniques.
A panel discussion and round-robin table mixer with suppliers, contractors and designers. Specialty contractors and providers of nursery stock, irrigation, stone, lighting, and tree services shared their perspectives on working cooperatively and successfully with their designer partners and customers.