Landscape Design School

Another Rewarding Course in Landscape Design

The 2018 Landscape Design School was held March 20-21.  The interesting topics offered this year included “Designs for the Future,” “Redesign of Areas,” and “Evaluating Landscape Designs of Residential, Public and Business Property.

The Special Interest Topic was “Out-of-doors:  The Creation of Fabulous Outdoor Spaces,” taught by Allan Broadbent, Landscape Architect.

2019 Class Announced

We hope you can join us on March 26 and 27, 2019. To review the 2019 Landscape Design School Brochure, click here.

Learn to Design Your Garden

or to help with community gardens

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.



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.