• APLDWA - Association of Professional Landscape Designers Washington State Chapter
  • APLDWA - Association of Professional Landscape Designers Washington State Chapter
  • APLDWA - Association of Professional Landscape Designers Washington State Chapter
  • APLDWA - Association of Professional Landscape Designers Washington State Chapter
  • APLDWA - Association of Professional Landscape Designers Washington State Chapter
  • APLDWA - Association of Professional Landscape Designers Washington State Chapter
  • APLDWA - Association of Professional Landscape Designers Washington State Chapter

APLDWA offers monthly programs designed to meet the goals of our chapter and the needs of our members. Programs address issues related to professional growth, design exposure, national certification and business/legislative advocacy. Unique venues and fresh approaches are always sought, and networking is integral to every program. Programs evolve from member suggestions, so be sure to share your thoughts with the program committee!


Please Register Soon!

APLDWA Study Weekend
in Mount Vernon and Bellingham

July 17 – 18, 2015
Friday, 8 am – Saturday, 7 pm
Members + one guest: $75 per person per day; non-members: $100 per day
(We’ve reduced the price!)
Includes breakfast, lunches, happy hour, and transportation
Lodging and dinner are not included

Join us for a weekend of touring and learning (and having fun!)
in private gardens and nurseries in Mount Vernon and Bellingham.


You have the option of a one-day (Friday only) or two-day tour. On Friday we'll be in the Mount Vernon area where we’ll focus on wholesale and retail nurseries (with a few special private gardens sprinkled in). Those continuing the tour for the second day will stay the night in Bellingham (see lodging details below). Saturday's touring in Bellingham will focus on private gardens, but will also include a visit to the studio of Architectural Elements, our APLDWA 2014 Platinum Sponsor.

Tours of private gardens will be more than simply wandering through beautiful gardens. Each garden will be discussed by the gardens’ designers and will feature the sites’ challenges, their clients’ goals, how their designs addressed these issues, and what lessons they learned in the process. This is a study weekend after all! APLD and WSNLA CEUs are pending.


Our itinerary:
Friday: 8 am – 6:15 pm (departing Seattle at 8:15 am and the Eastside at 8:00 am)


Western Nursery Sales, Arlington - westernnurserysales.com


Western Nursery Sales
APLDWA 2015 Platinum Sponsor. Mike Keeling will lead us on a tour of this unique wholesale nursery. Western specializes in total plant procurement and jobsite delivery. The folks at Western house and care for 20 acres of nursery stock on site, and can also order from local growers and from specialty growers from as far as Canada and California. This is truly one-stop shopping!


Barford Garden, Mount Vernon


Barford Garden

Barford Garden
The entrance along an allée of flowering pear trees sets the stage for a formal yet exuberant garden that encircles this unique Cape Dutch house. The English style garden in the front is overflowing with a variety of perennials and shrubs chosen for their colorful foliage and variety of textures. On the north side of the home is a meadow where thousands of daffodils bloom for early spring color. For outdoor dining, an inviting French styled gravel courtyard graces the entire west side. Before the home was built, the layout of the gardens was designed and installed by the owners, Klara and Donald. They personally maintain the lawns and sumptuous plantings.


Wakefield Farm & Garden, Conway


Wakefield Farm & Garden

Wakefield Farm & Garden
Landscape designer Dawn Chaplin and husband David cultivate approximately 3 acres out of this 24-acre site that was once used for grazing dairy cattle. Situated on a bluff overlooking fertile farmlands and Skagit Bay, this distinct home and garage was constructed with multiple overhanging structures supported by cedar posts and rafters, and was designed to support an amazing collection of vining plants. The owners constructed the patios and pathways surrounding the home and gardens using a variety of hardscape materials. With a heavy clay substrate, severely sodden soils and invasive weeds, these avid plant collectors have struggled to cultivate hundreds of trees and shrubs, including some rare and unusual varieties. Edible fruits and vegetables abound, and most are grown from seed in large, well-built, raised beds. Lunch will be served on the patio adjacent to the soon-to-be-completed reflective pond/water feature.


Cedar Bluff Cottage, Conway


Cedar Bluff Cottage
Because 24 acres is not quite enough, the Chaplins are creating a new woodland garden located on the same road as their home. This high bluff 4-acre site surrounds a 100-year-old cottage. The entry gate, constructed from a fallen cedar tree, is rough sawn with the bark intact. This very new garden has been planted with choice ferns, large leaf perennials, and deer resistant plants.


Skagit Gardens, Mount Vernon - skagitgardens.com
Perennials and annuals from wholesale growers Skagit Gardens are ubiquitous and rightfully so! We’ll enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of their perennial growing operations that result in plants that are vernalized and ready to perform in our clients’ gardens.


Urban Forest Nursery, Mount Vernon - urbanforestnursery.com


Urban Forest Nursery
At our 2013 APLDWA Symposium, Jim Barborinas gave an excellent presentation on new and underutilized trees for urban gardens (you can download his handout from that presentation here). Jim will lead us through his wholesale tree nursery where we’ll see some of the trees that he featured at the Symposium as well as other new and exciting trees.


Azusa Farms and Gardens, Mount Vernon - azusafarm.com


Azusa Farms and Gardens
APLDWA member Everett Chu owns this fun retail nursery and runs his landscape design/build business through the nursery. We’ll get to examine his business model and see his unique design process, in which he assembles vignettes of actual plants from the nursery for his clients to view and approve, right inside his studio. He will show us two of his recent designs from project inception to design presentation, including a backyard retreat for a private residence, and a therapeutic garden for a health clinic. For added fun and learning, we’ll have the opportunity to refine these designs by rearranging the garden layouts and swapping out plants from the nursery!


Wiggin’s Nursery, Mount Vernon - wigginsnursery.com


Wiggin’s Nursery
This is a one-of-a-kind nursery and spans 65 acres. Terry Wiggin and his staff grow tree and shrub specimens that are larger than are available anywhere else! Talk about instant gratification, which most clients love. We’ll cap off our day with a Happy Hour of libations and comestibles right in the nursery.


Saturday: 9:30 am – 5 pm (returning to Seattsle and the Eastside by 7 pm)


Five Fabulous Private Gardens, Bellingham
These gardens will be presented to us by Susan Harrison, past APLDWA member and owner of Private Gardens Design, Inc., in Bellingham. Rather than describe each garden here, we’ll simply tantalize you with a few photos. We’ll enjoy our catered lunch in the spectacular Kaiser Garden.


Knops Garden

Aarstol Garden

Ennen Garden

Jarzembowski Garden

Kaiser Garden


Architectural Elements, Bellingham - archele.com


Architectural Elements
APLDWA 2014 Platinum Sponsor. Architectural Elements designs, builds, and installs architectural elements for the home or business environment. The firm works on a wide range of projects, all of which involve fabricated elements. So whether you need a sculpture, a grand staircase, or numerous fabricated elements for a themed environment, Architectural Elements can turn your vision into reality. Joe Clark and his staff will show us their operations in their unique fabrication facility, and highlight a few of the architectural structures that are currently being fabricated.


WWU Design Competition, Bellingham - Youtube Video


Architectural Elements
Architectural Elements has teamed up with Western Washington University’s Industrial Design program for this intriguing design exhibition. The exhibit’s structures were designed by WWU students and built by Architectural Elements; each structure presents an innovative solution for the architectural and landscape markets. We’ll finish our day in Bellingham with a no-host Happy Hour at Luna’s Bistro, whose courtyard looks over the exhibit.


Lodging Details: If you are participating in both days of the tour, you need to secure your own hotel reservation at the Holiday Inn Express in Bellingham. Go to the link that the Holiday Inn Express has set up for our group, Association of Professional Landscape Designers. This link includes our group code APL which gives us our discounted rate of $148.70 plus tax (for a total of $164.61). Or you may telephone the hotel at 1-360-671-4800 and reserve your room; you simply need to tell them that you’re booking with the APLD group. Our group rate is valid through Tuesday, June 30. We have set aside 10 rooms for our tour, each with two queen beds, which will accommodate room sharing if you prefer. We will be arriving at the hotel on July 17 and checking out on July 18. We will arrive at the hotel late, around 7 pm (after their 6 pm cutoff for holding a room without a payment card), so be sure to enter your credit card information when you reserve your room. Our discounted rate is essentially the same as the discounts available with AAA, AARP, and the Entertainment Card, so if you miss the June 30 deadline, you may use these other discounts if available to you, but we cannot guarantee that they will still have rooms available.

Many more important details will be sent to you in your registration confirmation email. Please register soon as this will help us to organize our transportation and meals.
Space is limited!
Registration deadline is Friday, July 10
but the tour will likely fill up before that!

If you have any questions about the study weekend, please send them to Susan Picquelle at susan.picquelle@hotmail.com.

Step One:

Study Weekend in Mt Vernon and Bellingham
Names of Those Attending

Step Two:

After making payment you will be forwarded to our registration page. If the process is interrupted, after you complete you payment return to this page and click below.
Sponsor registration here.

 
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.

From the Board

Membership Renewal for Mid-Year 2015…
is underway.
If your membership period is July to June, please renew by June 30th. Better yet, how about now.
Renew here.

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New APLD Website Launch – August 2015
To support the transition in membership changes (among many other enhancements), APLD’s new website will streamline the process of joining APLD and tracking CEUs. More details in Design Online June 2015

Get Ready for a Monumental Conference! The APLD International Design Conference - Oct 8-12th (including garden tours in Maryland and N. Virginia) – You won’t want to miss this one.

Winners of our drawing for APLD National Design Conference Fees
Congratulations to Lisa Bauer and Sue Goetz. Start packing your bags. Very exciting and we hope many of you will be able to join them.

Katie Weber on Sunshine Blue
(Vaccinium of course)
Katie’s critique.

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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.

From the Board

Membership Renewal for Mid-Year 2015…
is underway.
If your membership period is July to June, please renew by June 30th. Better yet, how about now.
Renew here.

APLD Membership Changes Coming in 2016
Participate, Validate, Educate: Be Market Strong
New APLD Website Launch – August 2015
To support the transition in membership changes (among many other enhancements), APLD’s new website will streamline the process of joining APLD and tracking CEUs. More details in Design Online June 2015

Get Ready for a Monumental Conference! The APLD International Design Conference - Oct 8-12th (including garden tours in Maryland and N. Virginia) – You won’t want to miss this one.

Winners of our drawing for APLD National Design Conference Fees
Congratulations to Lisa Bauer and Sue Goetz. Start packing your bags. Very exciting and we hope many of you will be able to join them.

Katie Weber on Sunshine Blue
(Vaccinium of course)
Katie’s critique.

Visit our Facebook page to see photos of our events and what our active membership are up to.

Other Events

Association of Professional Landscape Designers, Oregon Chapter
News & Events

Evoking Natural Landscape: A Total Immersion Workshop

The scope and scale of this workshop makes this a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn and internalize the power of rock and plants to evoke entire scenic events. This is an in depth design and construction workshop that involves every learning style and every participant. For more info go to: evoketheessence.com/upcoming-workshops.

American Society of Landscape Architects, Washington Chapter
Calendar
Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association
Calendar
Washington Association of Landscape Professionals
Upcoming Events
12,000 Rain Gardens
Workshops
LANDSCAPES 2015 (formerly PLANET’s Green Industry Conference)
The largest and most highly anticipated landscape and lawn care industry educational and networking experience of the year. Oct. 21-23, 2015 in Louisville, KY.
More info here.


Click here to notify us of an upcoming event, news, or member activity.