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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

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

November 4-6, 2014 | Louisville, MS
Course: 3
State Chairman: Melanie S. Gousset | (662) 229-8114

November 11-12, 2014 | Charleston, SC
Course: 4
State Chairman: Susan McLeod Epstein | (843) 556-5343

November 12-13, 2014 | St. Petersburg, FL
Course: 1
State Chairman: Jayne Hemstreet | (813) 977-5156

November 16-18, 2014 | Lancaster, PA
Course: 3
State Chairman: Vivian Abel | (717) 872-0991

November 18-19, 2014 | Miramar, FL
Course: 3
State Chairman: Jayne Hemstreet | (813) 977-5156

December 1-2, 2014 | Marietta, GA
Course: 1
State Chairman: Jane Whiteman | (404) 252-4473

2015 Landscape Design Study Courses

January 5-6, 2015 | Marietta, GA
Course: 2
State Chairman: Jane Whiteman | (404) 252-4473

March 24-26, 2015 | New Haven, CT
Course: 1
State Chairman: Susan Laursen | (203) 415-2077

April 14,15 and 17, 2015 | East Brunswick, NJ
Course: 3
State Chairman: Peggy Koehler | (908) 526-1309

May 7-8, 2015 | Ann Arbor, MI
Course: 4
State Chairman: Terry Harding | (231) 947-0568

May 20-22, 2015 | Morgantown, WV
Course: 1
State Chairman: Donna L. Davis | (304) 684-3136

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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