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Landscape Design Schools

Helping members become accomplished landscape designers

The Landscape Design Study Courses offer a series of four 10-hour courses. The courses cover the history of landscape design as well as instruction from landscape architects in a variety of design techniques used in home and municipal settings.

The curriculum covers a wide range of subjects: from landscape design history to landscape architecture in the year 2000 and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, professional instructors have maintained the high standards originally incorporated in the study program. Also offered are many optional programs, such as conferences, symposia and tours. Students acquire the tools for making their own gardens more beautiful and easier to maintain. Many 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.

2014 Landscape Design Study Courses

April 15-16, 2014 | Madison, WI
Course: 1
State Chairman: Gretchen Vest | (262) 338-6645

April 15, 16 & 18, 2014 | East Brunswick, NJ
Course: 2
State Chairman: Peggy Koehler | (908) 526-1309, cell (908) 705-0723

April 30-May 1, 2014 | Ann Arbor, MI
Course: 2
State Chairman: Terry Harding | (231) 947-0568, cell (231) 735-4315

April 30-May 1, 2014 | Auburn, AL
Course: 3
State Chairman: K.T. Owens | (251) 743-3846

May 3, 2014 | Davis, CA
Refresher
State Chairman: Ingrid Elsel | (530) 263-0003

May 7-9, 2014 | Louisville, MS
Course: 2
State Chairman: Melanie Gousset | (662) 226-9666

May 14-16, 2014 | Morgantown, WV
Course: 4
State Chairman: Donna L. Davis | (304) 684-3136, c(304) 299-1503

May 16-18, 2014 | Helena, MT
Course: 4
State Chairman: Mary Olsen | (406) 266-5695

June 25-26, 2014 | Akron, OH
Course: 3
State Chairman: Barbara Shepard | (614) 890-4627

September 16-18, 2014 | Annapolis, MD
Course: 1
State Chairman: Diana Bonner | (410) 643-6779

October 1-3, 2014 | Chappaqua, NY
Course: 1
State Chairman: Antoinette Babb | (845) 246-4445

October 28-30, 2014 | Fulton, MO
Course: 3
State Chairman: Linda Houston | (573) 642-9419

October 30 - November 1, 2014 | Wellesley, MA
Course: 1
State Chairman: Maureen O'Brien | (781) 407-0065

For information about a course near you, contact the Chairmen listed, or:
Jane R. Bersch, NGC Landscape Design Chairman

Required Reading

The reading for this course is the book "Stewards of the Land" along with the NGC subscription publication The National Gardener magazine.

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