Nature & the Residential Property: Liberating Your Landscape - August 24


Saturday, August 24
12:30– 2 p.m.

In 2023 and 2024, Adkins Arboretum was awarded funding by the Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT) to provide outreach and education to local HOAs in support of environmentally-friendly landscaping practices. This speaker series was developed as part of the Naturally Better Landscaping project in partnership with ShoreRivers and Queen Anne’s County officials and is free for HOA members thanks to CBT funding and open to the general public. All presentations will be held at the Arboretum unless otherwise noted.

Ecology-based gardens can reduce maintenance, improve the environment, and enhance the beauty of any residential property. In this presentation, ecology-based landscape designer Larry Weaner will illustrate techniques for integrating native plant communities and ecological processes into small and medium-sized  residential properties. Real-world projects will be presented from inception to  maturity, providing behind-the-scenes models for transforming your property into a personal and environmental haven. Join us after the program for a walking tour of the Arboretum’s native meadows.

Larry Weaner, FAPLD, president and founder of Larry Weaner Landscape Associates, established New Directions in the American Landscape in 1990. He is nationally recognized for combining horticulture, landscape design, and ecological restoration expertise. His design and restoration work spans more than twenty US states and the UK and has been profiled in national publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Garden Design, American Gardener, Wildflower Magazine, and ASLA’s “The Dirt” blog. Larry has presented at the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) annual and state chapter meetings, Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) events, and many others. His book, Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change (2016), received an American Horticultural Society Book Award in 2017. In 2021, he received the AHS Landscape Design Award and the APLD Award of Distinction.

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