The National Capital Area Garden Clubs’ Landscape Design Consultants Council was established in 1969 to promote good landscape design. The Council has a vibrant Beautification Awards program for cities and counties and by assisting community groups with landscape projects. The Landscape Design Consultants Council is recognized as a group of earnest individuals devoted to promoting the principles of landscape design and to sharing the love of gardening knowledge with the public. As such, the Landscape Design Consultants Council is welcomed into private gardens and given special behind-the-scenes tours of public gardens. Past adventures include:
Exploring gardens of Long Island, The Hamptons, Derek Fell’s farm in Pennsylvania and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Inspecting McCrillis Gardnes in Bethesda, Maryland on a private guided tour.
Visiting the home and garden of U.S. Botanical Garden’s director, Holly Shimizu.
Traveling to Maryland’s Eastern Shore for a wetlands expedition of bogs, marshes and swamps.
Touring the Historic Delaware Valley - Winterthur, Mt. Cuba, Bartrams’s Place and Chanticleer
LDC CALENDAR 2015-2017
September 9, 2015- 10:30 Brookside Garden Tour, lunch following at near-by restaurant
November 11, 2015-10:30 U.S. National Arboretum
February 10, 2016 -10:20 U.S. National Arboretum: Speaker James Gagiardi,topic, Beauty in Winter Gardens
April 13, 2016- 10:30 London Town Gardens Tour: 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD 21037
June 8, 2016 Picnic (Looking for a volunteer from VA)
Save the dates below:
September 14, 2016; November 9, 2016; February 6, 2017; April 12, 2017 & June 14th Installation