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Ecological Landscape Design

September 29 @ 9:30 am - October 1 @ 3:30 pm

In this three-day intensive design class focusing on natural systems, or landscape design inspired by and inclusive of nature, landscape architect Lisa Cowan will introduce students to essential design principles. Landscape designer and horticulturist Irene Barber will help students recognize and incorporate the components of an ecological landscape design. Students will examine naturally occurring systems that influence design decisions, practice environmental site analysis, and design conceptual plot plans for a selected site. Instruction will take place online for days one and two. On day three, students will meet at the Gardens to critically examine applied design features that address ecological principles and components.

To provide safe, in-person classes at the Gardens, classes are held entirely outdoors and have been reduced to 12 students. We are practicing Maine CDC social-distancing protocols.

Reading for this Class:
Integrated Landscaping; Following Nature’s Lead, Mary Tebo Davis, Lauren Chase-Roswell, Katherine Hartnett and Marilyn Wyzga. 2012
This book will be available for purchase at the Gardenshop at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
Rain Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021



September 29 @ 9:30 am
October 1 @ 3:30 pm
$155 – $180
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Irene Barber


Online / at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
132 Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME 04537 United States
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