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

Late May – June | Ecology and the Residential Landscape: At Home with Nature

For Home Gardeners & Educators

A renowned group of instructors including Douglas Tallamy and Larry Weaner will illustrate landscaping concepts and techniques that make our little corners of the world more ecologically sound and enjoyable to experience.

Session & Registration Details

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

Program and registration details to be announced soon!

CEUs anticipated: LACES (ASLA), APLD, 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

Demand for ecology-based landscapes is increasing faster than the information available on how to provide them. Consequently, converting a lawn to a meadow, or an invasive plant dominated woodland to a graceful fern glade, will require landscape practitioners to expand their toolbox.

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


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.

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).

32nd Annual Landscape Symposium

Jan. 7-8, 2020 | Connecticut College, New London, CT | Cosponsored by Connecticut College Arboretum

Jan. 14-15, 2020 | Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA | Cosponsored by Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Peer Organization Events

Tennessee ASLA 2020 Conference

Cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions (originally May 28 – 29, 2020)

Click here to visit the TN ASLA site for more details about this event.

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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