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  • LWLA contributes to American prairie project at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

    LWLA is proud to be part of a team designing an American prairie installation at Wakehurst at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. Find out more about this exciting project and check out this video from Kew’s recent seed collecting trip to Illinois.

  • Larry Weaner publishes in forthcoming book: Garden Design Master Class

    We are thrilled to announce Larry Weaner’s contribution to the forthcoming book, Garden Design Master Class: 100 Lessons from The World’s Finest Designers on the Art of the Garden edited by Carl Dellatore.  This title will contain Larry’s chapter on meadow creation, and is scheduled for release on April 14th, 2020.

    You can pre-order the title at Rizolli Books or Amazon.

  • 31st annual New Directions in the American Landscape conference

    LWLA’s educational affiliate New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL) has released the program for its 31st annual conference.  The conference is January 9-10, 2020 (Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA) and January 16-17, 2020 (Connecticut College, New London, CT). Speakers include Michael Gaige, Abra Lee, William Bryant Logan, Anne Penniman, Przemek Walczak, and more.

    Photo: by Mark Weaner of a LWLA project
  • Glenstone receives 2019 ASLA Honor Award

    LWLA congratulates PWP Landscape Architecture for receiving a 2019 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Honor Award for its work at Glenstone, a private contemporary art museum in Potomac, MD.  LWLA was proud to serve as Meadow Consultant on this exciting project.

    Read about the award here.

  • Larry Weaner and Ethan Dropkin publish in August ELA newsletter

    The August 2019 edition of the ELA (Ecological Landscape Alliance) newsletter features articles by LWLA’s Larry Weaner and Ethan Dropkin.

    Larry’s article Ten Elements of Natural Design explores helpful principles for incorporating natural processes and native plants into designed landscapes.  Ethan’s article Urban Landscape Inspirations from Native Plant Communities explores specific native plant communities that can provide inspiration and guidance for planting design in extreme urban conditions.

    ELA’s newsletter always features helpful and thoughtful articles — we’re so pleased that Ethan and Larry could contribute to this important resource!

    Photo: Meadow by LWLA in collaboration with Alive Structures
  • Larry Weaner and Jenna Webster publish in the June 2019 issue of the Connecticut College Arboretum Bulletin

    Larry Weaner and LWLA designer Jenna Webster contributed to the 44th volume of the Connecticut College Arboretum Bulletin series (June 2019).  Jenna wrote the introduction to the Bulletin and Larry’s article “Reflecting on New Directions in the American Landscape” explored existing and new directions for ecology-based design.

    Select presenters from the 2019 New Directions in the American Landscape conference (founded by Larry Weaner) also contributed, including: Chad Adams of Ground Plan Studio, author and photographer Rick Darke, landscape architect and scholar Kofi Boone, and Thomas Woltz, Thomas Baker, and Jeffrey Longhenry of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects.

    Check out the Bulletin.

    Cover image by Max Touhey of the Memorial Meadow in the Naval Cemetery Landscape in Brooklyn, NY.  Landscape architects: Nelson Byrd Woltz, meadow design: Larry Weaner Landscape Associates.
  • Larry Weaner lectures at the New York Botanic Garden

    The New York Botanic Garden’s 2018 “Cultivating a New Garden Ethic” symposium featured Larry Weaner, who presented on “Integrating Restoration Techniques and Garden Design.”

    Check out Larry’s lecture (advance to 32:55 minutes into the video).

    Photo: Bob Gutowski


  • LWLA designer Ethan Dropkin featured on Native Plant Podcast

    LWLA designer Ethan Dropkin (shown below in a meadow by LWLA) was recently interviewed on the Native Plant Podcast.

    Check out Ethan’s interview.


  • LWLA featured in Martha Stewart Living

    A lakeside garden and meadow project by our office is featured in the July/August 2017 issue of Martha Stewart Living.  Tom Christopher authored the article with photographs by Winona Barton-Ballentine.

    We’re so pleased to have this beautiful garden and meadow celebrated!

    Larry Weaner in Martha Stewart Living

  • Lead article by Larry Weaner and Tom Christopher in the latest issue of Wild Seed journal

    Larry Weaner and Tom Christopher co-authored the lead article in the latest issue of Wild Seed, an annual publication of the Wild Seed Project, a non-profit dedicated to ethical collection of wild and uncultivated forms of native plants and promotion of native plant populations.  Check out the good work of Wild Seed and their beautiful magazine.

    Education of Wild Landscape Designer

  • Article on Joe-Pye by LWLA project consultant Ian Caton in the May 2017 ELA Newsletter

    LWLA Project Consultant Ian Caton is authoring a series of articles for the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) newsletter.  Ian’s first article on offers an informative assessment of the genus Eutrochium for designers and gardeners.  Ian’s article is full of great information.  Check out the article as well as Ian’s nursery, Wood Thrush Natives.

    Eutrochium fistulosum (photo: Ian Caton)
  • Larry Weaner’s book Garden Revolution wins American Horticultural Society Book Award

    Larry Weaner and Tom Christopher’s book Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change has received an American Horticultural Society Book Award.  The 2017 awards will be presented on June 8 during the Great American Gardeners Awards Ceremony and Banquet at the River Farm in Alexandria, VA.

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  • Garden Design magazine profiles a LWLA project in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

    Garden Design magazine profiled a LWLA project in its latest issue (Winter 2017).  Written by garden writer Tovah Martin and featuring photographs by garden photographer Rob Cardillo, the article tells the story behind the creation of a native meadow and woodland landscape surrounding a historic Arts-and-Craft-style house on a small, steeply sloping lot overrun with invasive plant growth.

    Referred to as a “New World Garden” by the clients, the garden merges historic and ecological restoration with garden design traditions.

    LWLA_Going Native Garden Design

    Click here to see a photo portfolio and profile for the project.

  • LWLA installs a native meadow at the historic Tregaron Estate in Washington D.C.’s Rock Creek Park

    This fall LWLA worked with the Tregaron Conservancy to seed a native meadow on the grounds of the historic Tregaron estate, one of the few remaining naturalistic landscapes designed by Ellen Shipman, a doyenne of American landscape architecture.  The seeded meadow will replace large swathes of invasive exotic vegetation that had colonized the site during a long period of neglect in the latter half of the twentieth century.

    LWLA_Tregaron Conservancy 1

    Our office has been involved in a number of historic landscape restoration projects, including at nearby Dumbarton Oaks Park.  Such projects have the significant and distinct challenge of restoring intended aesthetic experiences while balancing ecosystem restoration and interpretation for contemporary audiences.

    LWLA_Tregaron Conservancy 2

    We’re so pleased to be working on these historic grounds with the good folks at the Tregaron Conservancy, who have done a masterful job of overseeing the restoration of this piece of American landscape history.  Click here to read an article by The Cultural Landscape Foundation about the Conservancy’s work.