Learn to address the typical landscape challenges of homeowners in the Chesapeake Bay region when Adkins Arboretum offers a landscape design workshop on Sat., Oct. 13. Three experienced landscape designers and avid gardeners will lead participants through an all-day intensive design session. Come with your challenges and dreams, and leave with a landscape plan, ideas and confidence to transform your home landscape for your enjoyment and price.
Topics include analyzing the challenges and opportunities of your property; developing a plan for circulation and unique features; designing “rooms” for outdoor living; choosing materials for patios and walks; incorporating sustainable practices; and selecting ornamental plants. The day will be organized around presentations followed by breakout sessions for participants to work one-on-one with designers. The instructions will offer practice advice on getting started, laying out a path, addressing wet areas, screening an undesirable view, and plants for specific conditions. Step by step, participants will develop their own landscape designs.
Workshop leaders are Arboretum Executive Director Ellie Altman; landscape architect Barbara McClinton, formerly of the Baltimore landscape architecture and land planning form Daft, McCune, Walker; and landscape designer and native plant enthusiast Chris Pax, a graduate of the George Washington University sustainable landscape design master’s program.
The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants should bring lunch, a property plat, photos and other documentation of their property. Worksheets and handouts, as well as break refreshments and a continental breakfast, will be provided. The program is $85 for members, $110 for the general public. For more information or to register, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410.634.2847, ext. 0
Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.