Photo of a misty garden landscape

2019–20 Landscape Design Students & Alumni Series

Select Tuesdays; 1–3 p.m.

Come hear award-winning and nationally renowned professionals share their expertise. These popular afternoon lectures coincide with monthly morning meetings of the Landscape Design Students and Alumni Association. All are welcome to register. Registration fee for each class: $29/$35. Register for three or more over the phone (718.817.8747) and receive a 10% discount.

CEUs available: APLD and LA CES

A Gardening Life: James Alexander-Sinclair

October 22, 2019

“Gardens are never finished and most of the pleasure is in their creation rather than their completion.” So says James Alexander-Sinclair, one of the UK’s foremost garden designers.

Learn More

Photo of a British countryside

The Art of Photographing Landscapes: Ngoc Minh Ngo

November 19, 2019

Ngoc Minh Ngo’s images of gardens and landscapes—from Lowther Castle in England to the wildflowers of Morocco—go “beyond mere beauty and into the sublime.”

Learn More

Photo of a sunset garden

Farming in the Concrete Jungle: Ben Flanner

December 17, 2019

Co-founder of Brooklyn Grange, the world’s largest rooftop soil farm, Ben Flanner shares his insights about the future of urban agriculture and what it takes to run a commercial farm on manufactured land.

Learn More

Photo of rooftop farmers

A Gathering of Stones: Dan Snow

January 21, 2020

Dan Snow’s work brings stone into sharp focus by elevating this humble, natural material to new heights, fusing environment and art, and offering new perspectives on both.

Learn More

Photo of the Diamond Mines sculpture

Plants for Reclaimed Land: Andi Pettis

February 18, 2020

Drawing on her experience turning once-feral urban landscapes such as Governors Island and the High Line into thriving natural ecosystems, plantsperson Andi Pettis will help you select plants that work best on challenging land.

Learn More

Photo of plants thriving on reclaimed land

Federal Twist: James Golden's Daring Dance with Nature

March 17, 2020 – CANCELLED

James Golden set out to create a wet prairie in Jersey. Faced with a challenging setting, he planted into the existing weedy matrix, creating a lauded garden by eschewing traditional techniques.

Learn More