NEWS

  • We’re hiring! Field Operations Coordinator wanted.

    LWLA seeks a versatile landscape professional who can assist with the installation and maintenance of meadow, woodland, and garden projects in the mid-Atlantic region (from New Jersey to Virginia). Support to LWLA projects in Connecticut and New York (southeastern NY and Long Island) will be required as individual projects dictate.

    This is a year-found, full-time position that reports directly to the jobsite. Salary based on experience. Benefits to include health, dental, retirement contribution, and funding for continuing education. This a new position with room for advancement for the right person.

    Find out more about this position. To apply, submit a brief cover letter and resume in PDF format to rkagle AT lweanerdesign.com by April 23. No telephone inquiries please.

  • Larry Weaner receives 2021 Landscape Design Award from the American Horticultural Society

    photo by Marli Milano

    As part of their annual Great American Gardeners Awards, the American Horticultural Society (AHS) has awarded Larry Weaner their 2021 Landscape Design Award. This award recognizes individuals whose work has demonstrated and promoted the value of sound horticultural practices in the field of landscape architecture. Congrats, Larry!

    For more about Larry and the award, see the March/April issue of American Gardener magazine or visit the American Horticultural Society.

    Larry in the landscape (photo by Mark Weaner)

  • Mt. Cuba Center interviews Jenna Webster

    The Mt. Cuba Center, an acclaimed native plant botanical garden in Hockessin, Delaware, recently interviewed Jenna Webster, Senior Associate at LWLA. Jenna has taught in Mt. Cuba’s certificate program for the past five years. In the interview she discusses what inspires her and shares insights on some of her favorite projects at LWLA.

    Check out the interview and learn more about the Mt. Cuba Center.

  • Ethan Dropkin featured on Growing Greener podcast

    LWLA’s Ethan Dropkin is featured on Thomas Christopher’s Growing Greener podcast. Ethan discusses the role that native annuals play and how designers can use them.

    Check out the interview!

  • Distance Over Time

    This article discussed a series of webinars developed by Larry Weaner and NDAL (New Directions in the American Landscape).  Read the article.

  • Webinars developed by Larry Weaner and NDAL featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine

    Webinars developed by Larry Weaner and NDAL (New Directions in the American Landscape) were recently featured in a post by Landscape Architecture Magazine.

    Founded by Larry Weaner in 1990, NDAL has provided educational programming for the advancement of ecology-based landscape practices. NDAL has presented programs throughout the US focusing on innovative theory, practical application, and an expansive vision of “Natural Design.” Programs draw from across disciplines, including agriculture, anthropology, history, and fine art.

    Click here to see the NDAL program offerings. To register for sessions, please visit ndal.org.

  • New Directions in the American Landscape Presents Webinars for Home Gardeners & Educators

    A renowned group of instructors including Douglass Tallamy and Larry Weaner will illustrate landscaping techniques that make our little corners of the world more ecologically sound and enjoyable to experience. Whether you choose to learn how pollinators, people, and plant communities interact; how to share concepts of ecoliteracy with your children; or how to collect your own seeds, this series will cover an eclectic variety of topics while generally emphasizing the importance of place-based ecological landscapes.

    New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL) has provided educational programming for the advancement of ecology-based landscape practices since 1990. Founded by Landscape Designer Larry Weaner, NDAL has presented programs throughout the US focusing on innovative theory, practical application, and an expansive vision of “Natural Design.” Programs also draw from a variety of disciplines including agriculture, anthropology, history, and fine art.

    Click here to see our brochure. To register for sessions, please visit ndal.org.

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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.

  • Articles for the Connecticut College Arboretum Bulletin

    Larry Weaner and LWLA designer Jenna Webster contributed to the 44th volume of the Connecticut College Arboretum Bulletin series.  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 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.