Landscape Design School

Landscape Design, Course I of IV

March 26 and 27, 2019

Registration is full for the 2019 Landscape Design School scheduled for March 26 and 27, 2019 at CAES in New Haven, CT.  To add your name to a waiting list, contact Karin at ldschair@ctgardenclubs.org.

The interesting topics offered this year included “Landscape and Elements; Landscape Design Resources; Design for the Environment; Planning our Home and Private Gardens; Basics of a Site Plan; Public Landscapes; Color in the Landscape; and Space, Design and People. The Special Interest Topic is How to Improve the Curb Appeal of your Home.

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For those interested in certification, they may complete all 4 of the series, each of which is offered annually in March as a 2-day event. Courses may be taken in any order. The courses are taught by Landscape Architects, Landscape Designers, and other area specialists.

Upon completion of any two courses of the series of four, garden club members may join the Landscape Design Council and participate in the fun and educational activities of that group.

Anyone who wishes to familiarize themselves with the principles and practices of landscape design is welcome to attend Landscape Design School. Attendees include those who wish to create their own landscape, professional landscape designers, town committee members, and many garden club members who wish to expand their knowledge.

As educated stewards of the land, attendees may choose to contribute to their communities’ awareness of a well-designed landscape by serving on town committees with the objective or improving playgrounds, parks, or curb appeal in downtown areas.

The school’s curriculum offers a wide range of subjects in Landscape Design including designing landscapes with plants and hardscapes (sidewalks, patios, sculptures), or redesign, with both the historical and future perspective. In addition the school discusses the creation of landscapes that evoke a particular feeling and purpose in both the public and private sectors.

The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut has been offering Landscape Design School courses since 1978. We look forward to continuing to educate others about good landscape design practices.

What attendees have said about the school.


Well organized; accomplishes a lot in 2 days.


Learned so much, met great people/contacts and exchanged new ideas.


Kudos! Thank you for all the “before” “during” and “after” efforts to make this such a great conference


So excellent.  I have learned so much!  I hope to share info with my gardeners friends!


All presenters had a lot to offer! Very organized!  Nice to have presentation about lab and site in the beginning of Day 1.