Adkins Arboretum Offers Landscape Design Workshop Sept. 22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (RIDGELY, MD - SEPTEMBER 15, 2010)

Eastern Shore homeowners face a bevy of challenges when landscaping their property. Adkins Arboretum's landscape design workshop on Wed., Sept. 22 will address these challenges. In this all-day intensive session led by four experienced landscape designers and avid gardeners, participants will bring their property plat and photos and leave armed with a landscape plan, ideas and confidence to transform their home landscape. Topics include analyzing the property's challenges and opportunities; developing a plan for circulation and unique features; designing "rooms" for outdoor living; choosing materials for patios and walks; incorporating sustainable practices; and selecting ornamental plants.

Workshop leaders are Arboretum Executive Director Ellie Altman; Washington, D.C., landscape designer Ed Colahan; landscape architect Barbara McClinton, formerly of the Baltimore landscape architecture and land planning firm Daft, McCune, Walker; and landscape designer and native plant enthusiast Chris Pax, a graduate of the George Washington University sustainable landscape design master's program.

The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; registration is $75 for Arboretum members, $90 for the general public. Register online at www.adkinsarboretum.org">www.adkinsarboretum.org, or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre living museum, native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org">www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.