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The 26th Annual Winter Landscape Design Symposium

Evolving Strategies for Evolving Landscapes: Beyond the Garden Bed

Date and Location:

Thursday, January 8 – Friday, January 9, 2015
Science Center Auditorium, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA

This two-day conference will explore how to interact with the complex, evolving realities of today’s landscapes and those of the future. To work with the land today means dealing with dramatic change. Factors from landscape fragmentation to accidental species introductions have made it difficult to establish resilient plant communities. Yet increased interest in ecology, landscape performance, and natural aesthetics has created significant need to establish these landscapes successfully and consistently.

Featured Speakers:

CEUs available for landscape architects, APLD members, arborists, and horticulturists, click here for details.

Complete Agenda

For a printable PDF of the Agenda click here.

For a printable PDF of the Brochure click here.

Sponsored by
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
New Directions in the American Landscape (developed by Larry Weaner Landscape Associates)

Co-sponsored by
PA/DE Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

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Register Today!


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Normandy Farm Hotel, for a group rate of $109/night. To book a room using the group rate, either call (215-616-8500) and mention the group name, “Landscape Design Symposium”, or go to and use the group code, “MAB0107”. Reserve before December 18 for discounted rate.


Click here to download a printable PDF of directions to the conference »

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The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.

Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.