Landscape Design Students And Alumni Series

Tuesdays, 1–3 p.m., After LDSA Meetings
Come hear award-winning and nationally renowned professionals share their expertise on a diversity of topics in landscape design. These popular afternoon lectures coincide with monthly morning meetings of the Landscape Design Students and Alumni Association (LDSA). All are welcome to register for this series.


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Innovative landscape design in public spaces can create both economic and social vibrancy in the community. Award-winning horticulturist and landscape designer Patrick Cullina will share vital lessons learned from The High Line, Bethlehem Steel, and the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, more...
10/24 Tu 01:00pm-03:00pm Cullina
An expert designer blends shapes and forms—plants, pathways, sculptures, and surroundings, to create an evocative whole, resonant like a painting. Internationally recognized for his stonework, Lew French carefully combines natural materials, from lichen-encrusted granite slabs to weathered driftwood, in ways more...
11/14 Tu 01:00pm-03:00pm French
Having co-evolved with New Yorkers for centuries, our native plants are uniquely suited to thrive in the built environment. Heather Liljengren, a field botanist and seed collector, will discuss the advantages of using species native to your design site's specific more...
12/12 Tu 01:00pm-03:00pm Liljengren
Long celebrated as a jewel in the National Trust crown, Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent, England is currently undergoing a vigorous renewal under the direction of its head gardener, Troy Scott Smith. In this talk, Smith will describe how he more...
01/31 We 01:00pm-03:00pm Scott Smith
Landscape designers are always on the lookout for new cultivars of beloved classics, such as azaleas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, and magnolias. Curator Deanna Curtis will discuss how NYBG has modernized historic plant collections during recent dynamic renovations, including the Burn Family more...
02/20 Tu 01:00pm-03:00pm Curtis
Celebrated as havens of tranquility and beauty, Japanese gardens integrate profound spiritual attitudes and cultural values with superb design and refined craftsmanship. Over the centuries, poets, emperors, religious leaders, and aestheticians have created Japan's finest gardens. Peter Grilli, a leading more...
03/20 Tu 01:00pm-03:00pm Grilli