APLDWA Sponsorship Benefits Program

Become a sponsor of APLDWA and showcase your company to over 500 committed Landscape Design members, contractors, allied members and associates.

Cost per year. Limit of 1 sponsor per/service/product per region (N, S, E, W). Yearly dues will be renewed on October 1st of each year.
For more info contact Lisa Bauer at 208.891.4736 / lisa@chartreuselandscape.com or Robin Parsons at 206.769.8392 / robin@springgreenworks.com

The Association of Professional Landscape Designers—Washington Chapter is actively recruiting Sponsors for 2021 and beyond. The APLDWA membership is primarily professional designers and design students along with contractors and affiliates. We currently have over 70 members and meet monthly throughout Washington with a focus on the Seattle area.

Our members seek to collaborate with Sponsors and believe in forming lasting relationships to foster education and networking in the landscape design community. APLD membership and sponsorship is one way that we can continue to strengthen and deepen those connections. We hope you will consider that an investment in our Sponsorship program will be a well-spent portion of your marketing budget for 2021-2022.


New Year's Special Incentive

All new sponsors can take advantage of a special incentive from our website developer, Pritchard Websites. Any new sponsor that signs up from now until January 31st can also receive one of the following:

  • 1 Year Free Website & Domain Name Hosting ($179 value)
  • 2 Hours Website Software and/or Content Updates ($190 value)
  • Setting up Google Tracking ($150 value)
  • ADA Compliance Report on Your Website ($229 value)
  • Privacy Policy Review ($59 value)
  • Social Media Review & Setting up Sample Posts ($149 value)
  • Set up Google Ad ($199 value)
  • Search Ranking Assistance ($159 value)
  • Email Newsletter Setup ($199-$299 value)
  • Print Media Discount (15% discount)


Sponsor-Vendor Spotlight Series

(Note: Non-Sponsor Vendors pay $500 to avail this marketing opportunity. These programs are planned 6 months to a year in advance.)

The Program committee, in creating education for our members, seeks to bring in sponsor/vendors that complement our education program for the year. These series will feature one sponsor/vendor for each seminar. Sponsor/Vendors will get a chance to introduce their line products / services to us and more importantly, educate our members on the application / installation of their products and services.

Each Sponsor / Vendor will be given 30-40 minutes for a presentation and 10-15 minutes for Q/A.

Fees to present at our seminars are as follows:

Platinum: FREE

Gold: $100

Silver: $150.00

Bronze: $250.00

Vendors who are not a current APLDWA Sponsor/Vendor: $500.00

All Sponsor-Vendor Spotlight webinars will be free for members, but they must register in advance to get the Zoom meeting link and password. Members of the Virtual Chapter and other chapters of APLD are welcome to join these webinars for free as well.

Non-members can attend these webinars for $25. Recordings will be available for attendees (for free).

We will apply for CEUs, most likely we will get 0.5 CEU for each webinar.

The following programs are planned for 2021:

February: New and Exciting Plants for 2021 – Northwest Nurseries

June: Container Gardening -

August: Outdoor Kitchens -

December: Tree Management -

For 2021 series - please get in touch with Kryssie Maybay (kryssie@kismetdesignco.com) of the Program Committee if you are interested in the above topics.

For 2022 series – please get in touch with Kryssie Maybay (kryssie@kismetdesignco.com) of the Program Committee no later than May 2021.


What is a POD?

APLDWA Peer Organized Discussion (POD) groups

All APLDWA members are eligible to join a POD group. Each POD meets periodically throughout the year to support and discuss issues that are pertinent to its individual members. Mentors in each POD help to coordinate topics and logistics.

The program is structured to suit its POD members’ needs. In general , each pod:

  • is comprised of members who live in the same geographical area; meetings occur at a mutually agreed location or video conference.
  • has 3-9 members and a mentor.
  • meets every 4-6 weeks for about 2hrs; this is determined by the pod members.
  • sets an agenda ahead of time and discusses topics timely to its members; meetings are respectful of people’s time.
  • is collaborative in nature, respects each other’s knowledge, experience level, and aesthetics.
  • is committed to supporting the needs of our newest designers.

Currently APLDWA has 5 PODs in the Seattle area

Eastside - Sammamish, Kirkland, Bellevue, North Bend… Mentor Laura Kleppe lbkleppe@comcast.net

South/West Seattle - Rainier Valley, Madison Park, West Seattle, Madrona… Mentor Tom Lawson madgardener@mac.com

Seattle - Wallingford, Greenlake, Ballard, Mapleleaf… Mentor Kevin Monohan kevin@avalonnw.com

North Seattle - Seattle, Shoreline, Lynnwood, Lake Forest Park… Mentor Barbara Lycett blycettalandscapes@gmail.com

South Sound – Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Bainbridge Island … Coordinator Susan Ryan sryan@harbornet.com

If you are interested in offering a presentation or tour of your business with a POD, contact the POD mentors/coordinators. They can propose and facilitate any arrangements.

Thank you for supporting APLDWA!

Gretchen Bauer, POD group Chairperson
g.bauer.design@gmail.com
206-403-3347



Sponsorship Application

Please fill out the application below and then make payment.

Please note: Sponsorships run from 10/1 to 10/1 every year.
If you are joining mid-year please contact: Lisa Bauer at 208.891.4736 / lisa@chartreuselandscape.com or Robin Parsons at 206.769.8392 / robin@springgreenworks.com for information on payment options and prorated fees.

If you would like to pay by CHECK please send to our Treasurer Susan Picquelle at 11924 Lakeside Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

Sponsorship Levels

Company Name
Platinum $1,000
  • Website and Monthly Email Newsletter - Get listed on our website and email newsletter: Top listing
  • Meetings - Opportunity to give a short introduction of your business: 2 times per year
  • Email Blast - Emailed to over 500 recipients. $250 per email blast: 1 time per quarter
  • Pod Meeting Host - Opportunity to host monthly meetings at your location: 2 times per year
  • 20 word tagline on sponsor page
  • Sponsor /Vendor Spotlight- FREE
  • APLDWA Newsletter & announcement emails

Company Name
Gold $750
  • APLDWA Website and Monthly Email Newsletter - Get listed on our website and email newsletter: Second listing
  • APLDWA Meetings - Opportunity to give a short introduction of your business: 1 time per year
  • Email Blast - Emailed to over 500 recipients. $250 per email blast: 1 time per year
  • Pod Meeting Host - Opportunity to host monthly meetings at your location: 2 times per year
  • Sponsor /Vendor Spotlight- $100
  • APLDWA Newsletter & announcement emails

Company Name
Silver $500
  • APLDWA Website and Monthly Email Newsletter - Get listed on our website and email newsletter: Third listing
  • Email Blast - Emailed to over 500 recipients. $250 per email blast: 1 time per year
  • Pod Meeting Host - Opportunity to host monthly meetings at your location: 2 times per year
  • Sponsor /Vendor Spotlight- $150
  • APLDWA Newsletter & announcement emails

Company Name
Bronze $250
  • APLDWA Website and Monthly Email Newsletter - Get listed on our website and email newsletter: Fourth listing
  • Pod Meeting Host - Opportunity to host monthly meetings at your location: 1 time per year
  • Sponsor /Vendor Spotlight- $250
  • APLDWA Newsletter & announcement emails