Landscape Design Schools

Overview

Helping members develop greater appreciation of the environment, both natural and manmade.

Landscape Design Schools offer a series of four 10-hour courses. The courses cover learning about your ecosystem, the principles and elements of landscape design, the landscape design process, the history of landscape design and designing for the environment, among many other topics.

Since its founding in 1958, professional instructors have maintained the high standards originally incorporated in the study program. Students acquire the tools for making their own gardens more beautiful and easier to maintain. Students have been motivated to serve in political decision-making areas where awareness of the impact of a well-designed landscape can enhance the beauty and enjoyment of life in the public arena.

The courses are intended primarily for garden club members, but are open to the general public. Courses may be sponsored by member clubs, groups of clubs, councils, districts and state garden clubs. Garden club members completing the series of four courses are awarded the designation of NGC Landscape Design Consultant. To maintain Consultant status, continuing education is required. Single-subject and Multiple Refreshers provide advanced study opportunity and the occasion to interface with other Consultants. Participation in Consultant Councils is encouraged as one means of using the knowledge gained from this educational program.

NGC Schools Handbook and Forms

Landscape Design Courses

Course 1


August | 
8/28
 - 
8/29
, 2019 | 
Baton Rouge, 
LA
Course: 1
Contact Person: Clara Earl | Phone: (225) 937-5570
October | 
10/29
 - 
10/30
, 2019 | 
Granville, 
OH
Course: 1
Contact Person: Debbie Sickmiller | Phone: (419) 281-4336
November | 
11/1
 - 
11/2
, 2019 | 
Lancaster, 
PA
Course: 1
Contact Person: Vivian Abel | Phone: (314) 776-7574
February | 
2/3
 - 
2/4
, 2020 | 
Lakewood Ranch, 
FL
Course: 1
Contact Person: Sheryl Perkins | Phone: (941) 708-2963

Course 2


September | 
9/30
 - 
10/1
, 2019 | 
Richmond, 
VA
Course: 2
Contact Person: Glenda Knowles | Phone: (757) 651-0401
October | 
10/9
 - 
10/10
, 2019 | 
Rochester, 
NY
Course: 2
Contact Person: Roberta Saraceno DuBeshter | Phone: (585) 230-7587
October | 
10/21
 - 
10/22
, 2019 | 
South Barrington, 
IL
Course: 2
Contact Person: Dorie Lederer | Phone: (847) 381-5828
October | 
10/24
 - 
10/25
, 2019 | 
Lexington, 
MA
Course: 2
Contact Person: Georgia Papavasiliou | Phone: (508) 429-1026
November | 
11/20
 - 
11/21
, 2019 | 
Rome, 
GA
Course: 2
Contact Person: Judy Howerton | Phone: (706) 295-4982
January | 
1/25
 - 
1/26
, 2020 | 
Phoenix, 
AZ
Course: 2
Contact Person: Judy Tolbert | Phone: (602) 421-5290
February | 
2/5
 - 
2/6
, 2020 | 
Lakewood Ranch, 
FL
Course: 2
Contact Person: Sheryl Perkins | Phone: (941) 708-2963

Course 3


September | 
9/10
 - 
9/12
, 2019 | 
Springfield, 
MO
Course: 3
Contact Person: Josie Raborar | Phone: (417) 818-4780
September | 
9/23
 - 
9/24
, 2019 | 
College Station, 
TX
Course: 3
Contact Person: Michele Wehrheim | Phone: (313) 649-1067
October | 
10/9
 - 
10/10
, 2019 | 
Bowling Green, 
KY
Course: 3
Contact Person: Jim Mullen | Phone: (270) 350-5566
October | 
10/25
 - 
10/26
, 2019 | 
Ft. Myers, 
FL
Course: 3
Contact Person: Vicki Williamson | Phone: (802) 324-3847
November | 
11/22
 - 
11/23
, 2019 | 
Denver, 
CO
Course: 3
Contact Person: Gail Fischer | Phone: (303) 809-7094
February | 
2/12
 - 
2/13
, 2020 | 
Rome, 
GA
Course: 3
Contact Person: Judy Howerton | Phone: (706) 295-4982

Course 4


April | 
4/28
 - 
4/29
, 2020 | 
Rome, 
GA
Course: 4
Contact Person: Judy Howerton | Phone: (706) 295-4982

Required Reading

Recommended Reading List

Newscape the NGC Landscape Design Newsletter

Resources

For information about a course near you, contact the event chairmen listed, or:
Greg Pokorski, Chairman: Landscape Design Schools

Click here for the LD Directory.