This landscape design series culminates with the Spring Garden tour on May 30, 2020, when you can see some of these examples put to work. Check back soon for ticket information.

Unsure how to incorporate native plants into your landscape? Interested in learning how to work them into your design? The 2019 Native Landscape Design Series will answer your questions and set you on the path to a beautiful landscape that benefits wildlife and helps to protect the soil, water, and air. Each program is $15 for members/$20 for non-members.

These programs count as continuing education for Master Gardeners and Maryland Master Naturalists.

Designing with Natives
Sunday, April 7, 1–2:30 p.m.
Introducing native plants in your landscape can land you in new and challenging design territory. Let veteran landscape designer Chris Pax make it easier by sharing some powerful design tips and techniques that work particularly well with natives.

Native Plants: Planting and Care
Sunday, May 5, 1–2:30 p.m.

You've brought home your plants—now what? There are holes to dig, beds to decide on, grass to kill, mulching, watering...and questions to answer! Chris Pax has been helping clients with these issues for many years. She will share state-of-the-art techniques to make your natives easier to maintain and enjoy.

Native Alternatives to Invasives
Sunday, June 9, 1–2:30 p.m.

If you are irritated by ivy and piqued by privets, join Sylvan Kaufman, the Arboretum's science advisor, to learn about native alternatives to these and other ornamental invasive plants. Our often-overlooked local flora can provide beauty and diversity in your garden for years to come.

Building Diversity in the Garden
Sunday, August 4, 1–2:30 p.m.

One of the key principles in creating a Bay-friendly garden is to increase the variety of plants. Join Barbara W. Ellis, author of Chesapeake Gardening & Landscaping, to learn about the value of diversity in the garden and the fun of cramming as many plants as possible into every corner of your yard.

Garden Hardscaping
Sunday, November 3, 1–2:30 p.m.

Michael Jensen and a design team from Unity Landscape Design/Build will help you plan for garden circulation and unique features, design "rooms" for outdoor living, choose materials for patios and walks, and incorporate sustainable practices.