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Webinar: Native Plant Gardens: Designing for Beauty

Wed, August 24, 2022 @ 2:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT

Now that we understand why native plant gardens are so important for creating habitat and supporting pollinators,  it’s time to kick things up a notch! Can native plants be used to design a stunning garden? Indeed they can! Whether you are designing for an exacting client, or spiffing up your own gardens, learn some design tips and tricks for a native plant garden that is not only ecologically sustainable, but beautiful also.

Presenter Bio

Amanda Sloan has 28 years of experience on a wide variety of projects in landscape design, including native plant gardens, dog parks, accessible trails, school and playground gardens, rain gardens, and environmental design throughout New England. Her experience includes project design and management from conceptual design through bid documents, peer review, presentation illustrations, and writing. She has lectured throughout New England on ecological landscape design topics. Bringing her strong interest in the connections between people and nature to her work, Amanda is well versed in the use of native plants and ecological approaches to design.
Before recently forming Raingarden Design Studio and becoming an independent consultant, Amanda worked long term as a landscape architect for BETA Group, Inc. in their Norwood, MA office, focusing on bringing knowledge about ecological approaches to a traditional design office. Previously to that she was a landscape designer with Julie Moir Messervy Design Studio (Wellesley and Vermont), and then a landscape architect with GLA Landscape Architecture (East Providence, RI). She currently serves on the boards of the Ecological Landscape Alliance and of Rolf Sylvan Gardens in Chatham, MA.


Continuing Education Credits are being sought for this program. 


Wed, August 24, 2022
2:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
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