Photos of the Month:
A public sculpture garden in Franklin, MA (top) and a storied seaside estate (below) designed by groundSwell Designs were each honored with professional awards for 2016. See our 'Members in the News' section below for details.
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO STAFF APLD INTERNATIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN CONFERENCE IN BOSTON, JULY 13th-17th
If you’re interested in volunteering and helping make our many APLD colleagues and fellow professionals feel welcome during their visit, we would love to hear from you!
We will be in need of greeters, event staffing, bus captains for tours, and other volunteers. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get to meet and connect with your peers in the profession. You can contact Ruth Riske at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Love Albrecht Howard at: email@example.com
The Boston Conference is shaping up to be tremendous! We hope to have all of our New England chapter members join us!
Members in the News
groundSwell Designs receives two 2016 design awards
Stating that "Good design is the basis for any exceptional landscape," the Rhode Island Nursery & Landscape Association (RINLA) has awardedgroundSwell Designs first place recognition for professional excellence in landscape design. The project Franklin Sculpture Garden was chosen among a field of entries throughout the state for outstanding design in the public division.
"As nerve-wracking as it is to be evaluated by your colleagues, it is sheer delight when they give you an 'attaboy'", writes groundSwell's principal designer Shawn Mayers.
groundSwell Designs also received a 2016 Landscape Design Award of Merit from the Perennial Plant Association (PPA), headquartered in Hilliard, OH. groundSwell’s project entitled Namcook: A Breezy, Coastal Summer Cottage (an estate located in Narragansett, RI) was recognized by PPA judges for outstanding design and implementation in the Residential Design Class.
“We are quite honored to have our work acknowledged by such an esteemed group,” said Mayers. “With windswept views of Narragansett Bay, herds of grazing deer, poor soils, blazing sun, invasive species – even wild turkeys – the site, albeit spectacular, was indeed a horticultural challenge. It is quite rewarding to have our vision translated into an award winning garden,” she added.
According to the PPA, the organization recognizes design projects from across the US that are “exemplary in use of herbaceous perennials to help create balanced and beautiful landscapes.”At Namcook, PPA judges commented on the garden's "lovely design elements," and particularly noted the "perfect" selection of plants for summer bloom, patterned walkways and drifts along the stone wall. Mayers said that the English cottage architecture of the historic home was the inspiration for the landscape with a “New American” twist: a profusion of color and texture, utilizing planted drifts of predominantly native plant materials rather than fussy, high maintenance flowers. “With all the challenges that this site presented,” said Mayers, “we had to focus on tough plants, arranged creatively, that are well adapted to the rigors of the coastal climate.”
If you or any APLDNE member you know has achieved a milestone, been profiled in local media or recognized with an award, please send us a notice for inclusion in our next newsletter.
Cape Cod Landscape Association Professional Education Seminar and Landscape Trade Show
Resort & Conference Center at Hyannis
35 Scudder Lane, Hyannis
The Cape Cod Landscape Association will be holding their 22nd Annual Professional Education Seminar & Trade Show (PES) on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017, from 8 am to 3 pm at the Resort & Conference Center in Hyannis. This year’s Keynote Speaker will be Eric Fisher, Chief Meteorologist for CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV News.
Dan Foley, Success Coach, Advisor, Strategist and Consultant with DHCC Management, an industry entrepreneur and veteran, will be the Featured Speaker for the event and will show some "lessons learned" in 30 years of experience within our industry. Dan will discuss concepts, strategies and actionable tactics that can be utilized and adapted by attendees to achieve success in business and and in life.
The Professional Education Seminar and Trade Show is a day of training, networking and hands on learning. It offers top notch speakers and training sessions where employees and owners can gain valuable knowledge, keep apprised of the industry changes and earn continuing edu- cational credits for MCLP, PACE, ICPI, ISA, MCH and others. The trade show features over 70 indoor booths, many outdoor demonstrations, and a live remote broadcast from PIXY 103. Classes will be from 8 am to 3 pm and the Trade Show will be from 9 am to 3 pm.
You may preregister online at a cost of $30 through March 7th at www.capecodlandscapes.org. As of March 8th, if space allows, tickets will be $40.
Boston Flower & Garden Show
Seaport World Trade Center
200 Seaport Avenue, Boston
The Boston Flower & Garden Show will return to the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston on Wednesday, March 22 through Sunday, March 26, 2017. You’ve probably heard of Comic-Con, the huge celebration of comic books, video games and popular culture. This year’s Flower Show will be a veritable Horti-Con, honoring the crusaders, innovative tools and legendary plants helping to make us all champions in the battle for garden supremacy!
For tickets and additional information, visit http://bostonflowershow.com