The Association of Professional Landscape Designers Presents Annual Design Symposium: Three Secrets Used by Successful Landscape Designers to Cultivate Happy Clients

Monday, January 26, 2015
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98105

Head back to school for a day with Mary Palmer Dargan, APLD, RLA, as she leads us in an advanced workshop for landscape design professionals. This workshop will provide you with a unique opportunity to focus on one of your own landscape designs right in our APLD classroom.  

Mary Palmer is a renowned landscape architect and sought-after lecturer to students, design professionals, and homeowners. She will share with us tricks of the trade learned from her more than 40 years of designing landscapes for private clients from the coast of California to the low country of the Carolinas.  She has a sharp eye for detail and a humorous, no nonsense approach to getting things accomplished.

Mary Palmer and her husband Hugh Dargan, RLA, are the award-winning principals of Atlanta-based Dargan Landscape Architects (read more about them at Although our workshop will be lead by Mary Palmer, Hugh will also join in with his unique wit and wisdom. For an introduction to the workshop, check out this video.

The workshop’s agenda:

● Secrets Used by Successful Landscape Designers

● “Form Follows Function” then Beautify (see video)

● X-ray vision: Layers for Success (see video)

● Design for the Future: Lifelong Landscape Design (see video)

The workshop’s take-aways include how to:

● Improve functionality using the 4 Part Master Plan

● Organize & estimate site improvements using an innovative layer system

● Create a sustainable philosophy using lifelong landscape design principles

Bring to the workshop (all hard copy):

● Base map at 1/8” of front or rear of project

● Aerial photograph (Google Maps works great!)

● Three site photographs at letter size

Cost for this event (includes lunch on-site & workbook):

Members: $150; non-members: $200; students: $100

Late registration (after 1-12-15): $250

Note: late registrants cannot be guaranteed a workbook

5 CEU credits for APLD, 6 CEU credits for WSNLA, and credits pending for ASLA

Register on-line at

For more information, contact Susan Picquelle at [email protected]


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