Leaders in Landscape Design to Attend APLD Conference in Dallas

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“Big D: Discovery, Dreams, Design” is a fitting slogan for the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) Annual International Design Conference in Dallas, Texas from Sept. 27- Oct. 2. Hundreds of top landscape designers will attend workshops, garden tours and an awards ceremony. James Doyle Design Associates will receive the "Landscape Designer of the Year" award at a reception at the Fairmont Hotel. A wide variety of workshops will be presented, including Irrigation 101, Water Management and Drip Irrigation, Exploring the Social Media and Plant Driven Design: Creating Gardens for a Changeable Climate. Visit http://www.apld.org for a full list of activities and registration information.

The Association of Professional Landscape Designers Host Annual International Design Conference Sept 27-Oct. 2 in Dallas. "Landscape Designer of the Year" Awarded

The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) Annual International Design Conference will be held in Dallas, Texas from Sept. 27- Oct. 2.

Much more than a meeting, APLD is planning a spectacular conference highlighting the hottest trends in landscape design. Workshops and lectures span such timely topics as creating sustainable designs using 3D modeling tools, marketing through social media, discovering and using new plants and water-wise irrigation practices. A full list of conference workshops, garden tours and exhibitor showcase participants is available at http://www.apld.org.

Annual International Landscape Design Awards program winners will also be recognized. Each year, APLD bestows the coveted title of “Landscape Designer of the Year” to the highest valued entry in this competition. The 2010 APLD International Landscape Designer of the Year is James Doyle Design Associates in Greenwich, CT, for the Harmony Farm project.

The opening reception being held at the Nasher Sculpture Center is being catered by Wolfgang Puck. Tours of some of Dallas’s finest gardens are also planned. “Dallas has always been a city of innovation and boldness," says Patricia St. John, president of APLD. “Those attending the conference will be impressed by the dramatic approach landscape designers have taken to incorporate sustainable initiatives, art and horticulture in their gardens.”

APLD is an international organization representing over 1,200 members in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and other countries. Its goal is to advance landscape design as an independent profession and to promote the recognition of landscape designers as highly qualified, dedicated professionals. APLD was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa.

Additional information on conference registration, membership and sponsorship opportunities can be found at http://www.apld.org or by calling 717-238-9780.

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