Upcoming Events

NDAL is planning several new and exciting programs for 2020-2021! Due to COVID-19 precautions, we will be offering webinar courses this summer.   

NDAL Events

Summer 2020 Webinars

July – August | Ecology, Culture, and the Designed Landscape: Professional Practice Across Disciplines and Scales

For Professional Practitioners including landscape architects & designers, restoration ecologists, and horticulturists

Session & Registration Details

CEUs offered: APLD, ASLA, ISA, SER

Garden Ecology for Landscape Professionals: A Workshop Instructed by Larry Weaner

November 5th, 2020 | Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA

Coordinated and sponsored by Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association

Developed by Larry Weaner & New Directions in the American Landscape

This intensive, indoor, full day workshop will describe specific design, planting, and management techniques for contractors to effectively integrate “wild” landscaping into their repertoire, and grow with the burgeoning ecological landscape market.

An extensive Field Manual will be provided outlining all described approaches and techniques. Attendees will be provided with a password allowing ongoing access to all course materials as well as all displayed PowerPoint images on NDAL’s website post workshop.

For program and registration information, view the workshop brochure or visit mnla.com.

Natural Design Workshops


Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia, PA | Coordinated and sponsored by Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania*

*Due to COVID-19 precautions, our March 2020 workshop in PA has been postponed (details TBA).

This intensive, interactive, indoor two-day workshop will provide concrete, real world guidance for designing and documenting all phases of native landscape development. Topics will include plant selection criteria, plant recommendations, ecological process-based management specifications, and guidance for maximizing the aesthetic and experiential appeal these landscapes can provide.

32nd Annual Landscape Symposium

UPDATE: NDAL’s 2021 Annual Symposium will be in webinar form.

Normally held every January in the Philadelphia area and New London, CT, NDAL’s 32nd Annual Symposium will be moved online due to COVID precautions. While we are deeply disappointed that we will not be able to meet with everyone in person – to see many familiar faces as well as new ones – we are grateful to be able to present our Symposium via live webinar sessions.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for finalized Symposium webinar dates, which will be around late January – early February of 2021!

Peer Organization Events

Plant It Native Landscape Conference

September 16-18, 2020 | Presented by Deep Roots KC (formerly KC Native Plant Initiative)

Click here to register.

Reading the Landscape
A five-day short course with Michael Gaige

October 25th – 30th, 2020 | Presented by Oak Spring Garden Foundation

Application period begins in July.

Click here to visit the course page on Oak Spring’s website.


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