Upcoming Events

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August 11th - Garden Tour and Vendor Spotlight

The Water-Themed Garden: Spas, Poolettes, and the Post-Pool Landscape

Date: August 11th, 2022 (Thursday) 10:00am
Location: Meet at Mercer Island Park & Ride, 8000 N. Mercer Way

This year’s garden tour will feature three beautiful gardens that deal with water in various ways and offer us the opportunity to peer behind the surface of the elegant designs to understand the technical challenges and thoughtful design solutions involved. Learn from our Chapter Sponsor Aqua Quip about their offerings and the collaborative process with designers, hear designers talk about their processes, network with colleagues, and enjoy lunch al fresco.

Meet up: 10:00-10:15am Mercer Island Park & Ride. In order to accommodate limited parking access at gardens, we will carpool in eight or fewer cars. We will distribute a printed map, which will be essential for navigating to one garden in particular, as navigation apps are incorrect.
Note: please arrive on time in order to receive your map and join the carpool.

Garden 1 ~ 10:25-11am
backyard with paver titles, small lawn and jacuzzi See outdoor entertainment for the whole family, including a spa incorporated into existing decking, custom concrete and steel water feature, outdoor living room with built-in fireplace, putting green, and fire pit. Tiah Kimbrough of AquaQuip will provide a presentation on this APLDWA sponsor’s offerings and Robin Parsons of Spring Greenworks will provide an overview of the garden design process and collaboration with AquaQuip.

Garden 2 ~ 11:30am-noonside yard with gate and custom path with concrete and styled glass
Explore the exciting potential of a post-pool landscape. Designer Lisa Port of Banyon Tree Design Studio will discuss the challenges and creative solutions of designing a new function for a space containing an aged-out pool, referencing the history of the site through flowing hardscape details, and weaving the thread of this design into the landscape over multiple phases.

Garden 3 ~12:20-2:30pm
backyard with steps, pavers and poolette with lawn and curved wooden fence End the day with lunch at another garden designed by Lisa Port. Hear Lisa and the project installer discuss the process of translating mathematical concepts into spatial form with a curved steel retaining wall and complicated hardscape details surrounding a custom, in-ground poolette and the ins and outs of designing the custom water feature and rill that run throughout the space.

Registration is now closed.

APLD: 2.25, CPH and ecoPRO: 3
Questions – contact Sarah Van Sanden at sarah@svslandscapedesign.com

Refund Policy - In the event that APLDWA has to cancel any APLDWA sponsored event for any reason, we will provide upon request, refunds to the maximum extent possible. Attendee refunds will be available, upon request, if the cancellation is made no later than one week in advance of the event.

October - Save the Date

Lecture and Workshop with Annie Guilfoyle

Dates: October 27th and 28th, all-day
Locations: Heronswood Garden and The Point Casino & Hotel, Kingston

Annie Guilfoyle
Photo Credit: Learningwithexperts.com
This is a very special in-person event with Annie Guilfoyle, British garden designer, Chelsea medal winner, awards judge, educator and, together with Dr Noel Kingsbury, co-founder of Garden Masterclass. This will be Annie’s first trip to Western Washington!

Day 1 will see Annie give a lecture on landscape design, followed by a Q&A and/or panel discussion with local experts.

On Day 2, Annie will lead a workshop on landscape model building. We will be working in two small groups, in the inspiring setting of Heronswood Garden. An extra bonus will be a guided garden tour with Ross Bayton.

Day 1 will be open to all, with limited availability. Day 2 will be APLD Members only. We will communicate more details and start of registrations closer to the event. To never miss a date, please check back regularly on this page, on our Facebook and Instagram pages, and subscribe to our Newsletter.