Renovating the Mature Landscape: An APLD-CA Full-Day Seminarin Partnership with Pacific Horticulture Magazine and Heather Farms

Landscape design and photo by Katie Creighton

Landscape design and photo by Katie Creighton

On October 12th, APLD members along with avid horticulturalists and other landscape professionals will experience a day filled with inspiration and new ideas for restoring and rejuvenating mature landscapes to meet today’s standards for beauty and sustainability—a very common scenario for landscape designers. The event will be held at The Gardens at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek, approximately 25 miles east of San Francisco.

In September, local APLD members will be teaming up with the folks at the Gardens at Heather Farm to transform an outdated garden using the techniques we will discuss in the seminar. This will allow the attendees to see a real-life application of what they are learning.

Heather Farm has served the local community as a sprawling public park and gardens since the early 1970s. The updated garden will offer participants of the event a living example of how an established outdoor space can maintain its sense of place and maturity while being modified and beautified into a watershed-wise landscape.

Speakers include Laura Forlin, co-chair of the Landscape Horticulture Department at Merritt College; Cheryl Buckwalter, Landscape designer and principal, Landscape Liaisons; and Rebecca Sweet, APLD member, garden blogger and author of Refresh Your Garden Design with Color, Texture, and Form. APLD CEUs 3.75

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