Event Schedule

  • Sept. 25, 2017 The Liberated Landscape: Letting Nature Do the Work, a webinar with Larry Weaner view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    Ecological Landscape Alliance
    Location:
    Online webinar
    Contact:
    Ecological Landscape Alliance

    Over thousands of years plants have evolved to reproduce and proliferate on their own. Yet we often go to great effort and expense to carefully place every plant in our designed landscapes. How can we capitalize instead on the reproductive abilities of plants and actively encourage planted as well as existing species to colonize our landscapes? In this webinar, sponsored by the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA), Larry Weaner will discuss principles and protocols for creating dynamic, ecologically-rich landscapes where nature does much of the planting. The webinar will include detailed case studies that demonstrate how practical plant proliferation strategies can be applied at diverse scales, from the intimate garden to large multi-acre landscapes.

  • Oct. 3, 2017 Living in the Wild: My House, a lecture by Larry Weaner for the Westhampton, Remsenburg, and Bellport Garden Clubs view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    1:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    Westhampton, Remsenburg, and Bellport Garden Clubs
    Location:
    Westhampton Beach, N.Y.
    Contact:
    Westhampton Garden Club

    Experiencing wild nature needn’t be limited to the remotest regions of the world. It can occur in even the smallest backyard garden. Learn how noted landscape designer Larry Weaner interacts with and responds to ecological processes to create an ever-evolving wild yet still ornamental garden in his small property outside Philadelphia. Learn how this brains-over-brawn approach goes beyond simple editing of what occurs naturally and incorporates natural processes and plants’ reproductive abilities to achieve common aesthetic and functional goals. And perhaps most importantly, discover how loosening the reins can bring a newfound mystery and discovery to even the smallest garden.

  • Oct. 7, 2017 The Liberated Landscape, a lecture by Larry Weaner at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown, N.J. view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    1:00 pm
    Sponsor(s):
    Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
    Location:
    Morristown, N.J.
    Contact:
    Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

    All too often in our gardens and landscapes we think of static compositions of carefully placed and managed plants. But our approach can be more dynamic–and arguably more rewarding–than that by taking advantage of plants’ natural abilities to reproduce and proliferate. Learn how designer Larry Weaner 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 show 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.

  • Oct. 17, 2017 Finding Your Niche: Establishing an Ecological Focus for Your Firm, a keynote lecture by Larry Weaner at the inaugural “Impact” conference at the Chicago Botanic Garden view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    8:45-10:00 a.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    Illinois Landscape Contractors Association in partnership with the Chicago Botanic Garden
    Location:
    Alsdorf Auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago, IL
    Contact:
    Impact Conference

    Larry Weaner will provide the keynote lecture at the inaugural conference “Impact: Building Sustainable Landscapes,” held at the Chicago Botanic Garden. His lecture, Finding Your Niche: Establishing an Ecological Focus for Your Firm, will explore how businesses with an ecological focus realize an expanded client base and an invigorated creative atmosphere. Offering an ecological approach, however, requires knowledge and skills rarely taught in horticulture and design programs. His presentation guides landscape architects, designers, contractors, and others through what’s needed to establish a respected, visible presence in the fields of ecological landscape design and management. Participants gain a new understanding of local plant communities, learn about design projects modeled on regional ecosystems, acquire practical design, restoration, and management techniques, and discover new ways grow their skills and businesses.

  • Nov. 2, 2017 Native Wildflower Meadows: Let’s Get Real, an all day meadow workshop with Larry Weaner view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Sponsor(s):
    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    Contact:
    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania (scroll down for Larry's workshop)

    Demand for native meadows, particularly as alternatives to lawn, is increasing and yet few types of landscape plantings are more misunderstood than native meadows, with failures often resulting from inadequate planning and the use of poorly adapted plants. Better results can be achieved when the design reflects the ecological character of naturally occurring meadows. More than one-year wonders, meadow plantings modeled on actual meadow communities provide long-term, easily managed landscapes that harbor a myriad of birds and butterflies, and provide color and texture throughout the year. This presentation discusses meadow design, implementation and management strategies using a series of case studies ranging in age from three to ten years.

  • Dec. 14, 2017 Larry Weaner to lecture at Green-Wood Cemetery view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    TBD
    Sponsor(s):
    Green-Wood Cemetery
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Contact:
    Green-Wood Cemetery

    Larry Weaner will present at Green-Wood Cemetery as part of Green-Wood’s “Cemetery as Cultural Landscape” series. Lecture details and time to be posted here shortly.

  • Jan. 2, 2018 Larry Weaner and Thomas Rainer to teach a Master Class at the Northern Green Conference view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner & Thomas Rainer
    Time:
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    Northern Green
    Location:
    Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Contact:
    Northern Green

    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.

  • Jan. 11-12, 2018 29th annual New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL) conference in Pennsylvania view more
    Speakers:
    TBD
    Time:
    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    New Directions in the American Landscape and the Morris Arboretum of the Univ. of Pennsylvnia
    Location:
    Blue Bell, PA
    Contact:
    info@ndal.org

    Since its founding in 1990, this natural design conference–organized by our educational affiliate New Directions in the American Landscape–has avoided trendy jargon in favor of landscape techniques that succeed in the real world. Speakers represent a wide range of fields and often provide information rarely found in traditional landscape programs. The varied experiences of our conference attendees, many of whom attend year after year, enhance our program and offer excellent opportunities for professional interaction. Check back here in late summer for a preliminary listing of speakers and topics!

  • Jan. 14, 2018 Larry Weaner to present to the Chestnut Hill Garden Club and Random Garden Club view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    2:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    Chestnut Hill Garden Club and Random Garden Club
    Location:
    TBD
    Contact:
    Chestnut Hill Garden Club and Random Garden Club

    Larry will present to the Chestnut Hill Garden Club and Random Garden Club. He will present on meadows and natural areas.

  • Jan. 18-19, 2018 29th annual New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL) conference in Connecticut view more
    Speakers:
    TBD
    Time:
    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    New Directions in the American Landscape and the Connecticut College Arboretum
    Location:
    New London, CT
    Contact:
    info@ndal.org

    Since its founding in 1990, this natural design conference–organized by our educational affiliate New Directions in the American Landscape–has avoided trendy jargon in favor of landscape techniques that succeed in the real world. Speakers represent a wide range of fields and often provide information rarely found in traditional landscape programs. The varied experiences of our conference attendees, many of whom attend year after year, enhance our program and offer excellent opportunities for professional interaction. Check back here in late summer for a preliminary listing of speakers and topics!

  • Feb. 11, 2018 Larry Weaner to present to the Prince William Wildflower Society view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    TBD
    Sponsor(s):
    Prince William Wildflower Society, a chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society
    Location:
    Manassas, VA
    Contact:
    Prince William Wildflower Society

    Larry Weaner will be presenting to the Prince William Wildflower Society, a chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society. The lecture will be followed by a book signing of Larry’s book Garden Revolution. Event details to be posted here shortly!

  • Feb. 12-13, 2018 Larry Weaner to present at the NJ-ASLA annual meeting view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    TBD
    Sponsor(s):
    New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
    Location:
    Atlantic City, NJ
    Contact:
    New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

    Larry Weaner will present at the annual meeting of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Lecture details to be posted here shortly!

  • March 15, 2018 Larry Weaner to present at the Land Ethics Symposium view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    TBD
    Sponsor(s):
    Land Ethics Symposium
    Location:
    Doylestown, PA
    Contact:
    Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

    Larry Weaner will present at the 2018 Land Ethics Symposium organized by the Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. Lecture details to be posted here shortly!

  • March 16, 2018 Larry Weaner to present at the Shenandoah Valley Plant Symposium view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    TBD
    Sponsor(s):
    Shenandoah Valley Plant Symposium
    Location:
    Waynesboro, VA
    Contact:
    Waynesboro Parks and Recreation

    Larry Weaner will present at the 2018 Shenandoah Valley Plant Symposium. Lecture details to be posted here shortly!

  • March 24, 2018 Larry Weaner to present at the annual Spring Symposium organized by the Master Gardeners of St. Clair County, Michigan view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    TBD
    Sponsor(s):
    Master Gardeners of St. Clair County
    Location:
    Landmark Academy, Kimball Township, MI
    Contact:
    Master Gardeners of St. Clair County

    Larry Weaner will be presenting at the annual Spring Symposium organized by the Master Gardeners of St. Clair County, Michigan. Watch for details here and from the Master Gardeners of St. Clair County

  • Oct. 18, 2018 Larry Weaner to present to the Litchfield Garden Club view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    2:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    Litchfield Garden Club
    Location:
    Litchfield, CT
    Contact:
    Litchfield Garden Club

    Larry Weaner will present to the Litchfield Garden Club. Lecture details to be posted here shortly!

  • March 9, 2019 Larry Weaner to present at the annual GardenWise Conference view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    2:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    York County Master Gardeners and Penn State Extension Master Gardener Program
    Location:
    York, PA
    Contact:
    GardenWise

    Larry will present at the annual GardenWise conference. Lecture details to be posted here soon.