Upcoming Events

  • Larry Weaner to present at Green-Wood Cemetery

    Larry will present at the historic Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn as part of Green-Wood’s “Cemetery as Cultural Landscape” series.  Larry will discuss LWLA’s recent design work for Green-Wood’s Chapel Slope and the ways in which historic landscapes like Green-Wood can serve as pioneers in advancing sustainable landscape design.

    The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m.  For more event details, visit Green-wood’s listing for the event.

     

     

  • Larry Weaner and Thomas Rainer to teach a Master Class at the Northern Green Conference

    Larry and landscape architect Thomas Rainer will teach Revolution in Planting Design, an all-day Master Class at the annual Northern Green conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    Larry’s portion of the class–“The Liberated Landscape: Integrating Ecological Processes into Landscape Design”–will explore how to work with ecological processes and patterns of change over time to create dynamic, beautiful, and rewarding landscapes.  Learn how Larry combines basic design principles and practical management techniques with an  understanding of ecological patterns and processes to create ever-evolving landscapes that bring new meaning to the idea of partnering with nature.  Using examples from diverse meadow, shrubland, and woodland projects, Larry will share how this give-and-take approach can result in low-maintenance, aesthetically-compelling landscapes.

    Please check Northern Green’s website for more information and to register.

  • 29th annual New Directions in the American Landscape conference

    NDAL conference 2017

    Since its founding in 1990, this natural design conference–organized by LWLA’s educational affiliate New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL)–has avoided trendy jargon in favor of landscape techniques that succeed in the real world. The 29th annual NDAL conference explores a core challenge of contemporary landscape design: blending plants, wildlife, and people in spaces that advance ecological function and are enjoyable to be in. While the destination is clear, the route is complex and often ill-defined or nonexistent. Learn from real world experiences of a select group of landscape architects and designers who are successfully navigating this challenge.

    Download the conference brochure.  The event, co-sponsored by NDAL and Morris Arboretum of the Univ. of Pennsylvania, is held at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA.

  • Larry Weaner to present to the Chestnut Hill Garden Club and Random Garden Club

    Lecture details to be posted here shortly.

  • 29th annual New Directions in the American Landscape conference

    NDAL conference 2017

    Since its founding in 1990, this natural design conference–organized by LWLA’s educational affiliate New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL)–has avoided trendy jargon in favor of landscape techniques that succeed in the real world. The 29th annual NDAL conference explores a core challenge of contemporary landscape design: blending plants, wildlife, and people in spaces that advance ecological function and are enjoyable to be in. While the destination is clear, the route is complex and often ill-defined or nonexistent. Learn from real world experiences of a select group of landscape architects and designers who are successfully navigating this challenge.

    Download the conference brochure.  The event, co-sponsored by NDAL and Connecticut College Arboretum, is held at Connecticut College in New London, CT.

  • Larry Weaner to present to the Prince William Wildflower Society

    Larry Weaner will present his Living in the Liberated Landscape lecture to the Prince William Wildflower Society, a chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society. The event is co-sponsored by the Prince William Master Gardeners, Prince William Conservation Alliance, and the Merrimac Farm Master Naturalists.

    In this lecture, Larry explores how a dynamic approach to gardening that takes advantage of plants’ natural abilities to reproduce and proliferate is more rewarding–and ecologically beneficial–than static compositions of traditional horticulture. Learn how Larry combines design with the reproductive abilities of plants as well as ecological processes to create compelling, ever-evolving landscapes that bring new meaning to partnering with nature. Using examples from his own property as well as diverse client projects, Larry will share how this give-and-take approach can result in compelling, low-maintenance landscapes that free plants to perform according to their natural abilities and liberate people from having to cater to their landscapes’ every need.

    Following the lecture, Larry will sign copies of his book Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change (Timber Press, 2016).

    The event is held at 2:00 p.m. at the Manassas Park Community Center in Manassas, VA. Find out more on the Prince William Wildflower Society website.

  • Larry Weaner to present at the 2018 NJ-ASLA Annual Meeting

    Larry Weaner will present at the annual meeting of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects in Atlantic City, NJ.

    The lecture will be held on Feb. 12 or 13, 2018 at a time TBD.  Watch for event details here and on the NJ-ASLA website.

  • Larry Weaner to present at the 2018 Land Ethics Symposium

    Larry will present at the 2018 Land Ethics Symposium organized annually by the Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve.

    Nature has spent millennia perfecting plants’ abilities to reproduce and proliferate on their own, and yet we often go to great effort and expense placing every plant in our designed landscapes. How can we capitalize on plants’ reproductive abilities, and actively encourage planted as well as existing and new species to colonize our landscapes? Join Larry Weaner as he discusses principles and protocols for creating dynamic, ecologically rich landscapes where nature does much of the “planting.” The lecture will include detailed case studies that demonstrate how practical, concrete strategies for assisted plant proliferation can be applied at diverse scales, from the most intimate garden to large multi-acre landscapes.

    The lecture will begin at 9:00 a.m.  To register, visit the Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

  • Larry Weaner to present at the Shenandoah Valley Plant Symposium

    Larry Weaner will present at the Shenandoah Valley Plant Symposium sponsored by the Waynesboro Parks and Recreation Department in Waynesboro, VA.

    Lecture details will be posted here shortly!

  • Larry Weaner to present at the annual Spring Symposium organized by the Master Gardeners of St. Clair County in Michigan

    Larry will present at the 11th annual Spring Symposium organized by the Master Gardeners of St. Clair County in Michigan.  In his lecture, Larry will explore how we can take advantage of plants’ natural abilities to reproduce and proliferate and in the process achieve a more dynamic and more rewarding approach to our gardens and landscapes.  Learn how Larry combines design principles with the reproductive abilities of plants as well as ecological processes to create compelling, ever-evolving landscapes that bring new meaning to partnering with nature. Using examples from his own property as well as diverse client projects, Larry will share how this give-and-take approach can result in compelling, low-maintenance landscapes that free plants to perform according to their natural abilities and liberate people from having to cater to their landscapes’ every need.

    The event is held at the Landmark Academy in Kimball Township, Michigan. Watch for event details here.

  • Larry Weaner to present to the Litchfield Garden Club

    Larry Weaner will present to the Litchfield Garden Club in Litchfield, CT at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018.

    Watch for event details here and on the Litchfield Garden Club website.

  • Larry Weaner to present at the 2019 GardenWise Conference

    Lecture and registration details to be posted here shortly. This event is sponsored by York County Master Gardeners and Penn State Extension Master Gardener Program.

    The lecture is scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

    For more information about the event, visit the GardenWise website