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!
Holiday Party and Book Swap!
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 5-8 pm
Home of Barbara Lycett and John Parchem
10219 Richwood Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98177
'Tis the season for good food, good drink, good fun, and great designers! Come celebrate our wonderful profession and the warmth of the holidays with your fellow APLDWA members and their guests.
Our holiday gathering will be at the home of APLDWA member Barbara Lycett and her husband John, near Carkeek Park in Seattle. Bring a dish to share, your choice of beverage, and – should you wish to participate in a fun game of swap – an unused book that would be a welcome addition to a fellow designer's library (minimum value, $15).
This celebration is free to APLD members and their guests.
For more information, contact Susan Picquelle at email@example.com.
APLDWA Annual Design Symposium
Influence of Asian Garden Styles on Pacific Northwest Gardens
January 23, 2014 Thursday, 9:00am to 4:35pm
Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st Street
Seattle, WA 98105
The Pacific Northwest has a long history of cultural exchange with Asia and
as a result we have embraced various Asian aesthetics. As landscape designers, there is a wealth of Asian garden design theory and philosophy to draw upon
for our clients. At this all-day symposium, we will add new skills to our design toolbox
by learning about basic theory of Asian garden styles, comparing Japanese and Chinese gardens, and exploring specific design elements.
Enjoy an informative day with our speakers:
Sadafumi Uchiyama is the Garden Curator of the Portland Japanese Garden and a third- generation Japanese gardener. His family has been involved in gardening since 1909 in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. A traditional apprenticeship in Japanese gardening combined with formal training in Western landscape architecture prepared Sadafumi to design and build unique and wide ranging private and public landscape projects.
Read more about Sadafumi Uchiyama here...
Dan Hinkley is a plant explorer, author, lecturer, teacher, horticultural consultant, founder of fabled Heronswood, and creator of Windcliff. Dan has traveled extensively around the world in his quest to explore the treasures of nature. Dan will share stories and plant discoveries from his travels in China and beyond and will highlight Asian plants of special merit for our Pacific Northwest gardens.
Read more about Dan Hinkley here...
Mark Bourne studied Japanese garden design in Kyoto for four years as an apprentice to one of Japan’s foremost living niwashi, or master garden creators. Mark will give two presentations using the gardens of Kyoto to illustrate his concepts. The first presentation will examine several gardens as a whole and will focus on the gardens’ spatial relationships and flow. The second presentation will explore details and characteristics of stone and theories of stone placement.
Read more about Mark Bourne here...
Phil Wood is a well known landscape designer, lecturer, and author. He currently heads the Horticultural Committee on the Board of Directors of the Seattle Chinese Garden. Phil will share his knowledge and affection for Asian gardens by comparing Japanese and Chinese garden styles and how they can inspire Pacific Northwest garden design.
Read more about Phil Wood here... and here...
Marilyn Tsuchiya is a docent at the Japanese Garden in Seattle's Arboretum. She has extensive knowledge of Japanese gardens, cultural traditions, and arts and crafts. Marilyn and her husband Kazuo lead small tours of Kyoto, Tokyo, and other areas on Honshu, Japan's main and largest island.
Read more about Marilyn Tsuchiya here...
Len Cullum is an expert craftsman of Japanese-style garden structures and architectural elements. Len will explore how to incorporate these elements into Pacific Northwest gardens.
Read more about Len Cullum here...
Christine Charonneau is a koi enthusiast and expert. Christine will address how traditional koi garden design translates to modern Pacific Northwest gardens.
Cost for this event (includes lunch on site):
Members: $125; non-members: $160; students: $100
Late registration (after 1-16-14): $185
CEU Credits pending for APLD, ASLA, ISA, and WSNLA
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.
New Sponsorship Committee Chair: Daniel Lowery, APLD is the new Chair for the Sponsorship Committee-thank you Daniel. He supports and grows the Sponsorship Program put in place by Tina Nyce, FAPLD. APLDWA currently has 10 sponsors that support us with event hosting, plant and product loans and donations, professional education, and more! Learn more about our sponsors by clicking here...
Membership Renewal Time: Please renew your APLD membership by December 31 to receive uninterrupted benefits. As a one-time offer, you may renew for six months now and then renew for one year on July 1, 2014, and then continue on a July 1 renewal cycle thereafter.
Flower and Garden Show Time: The Northwest Flower and Garden Show is coming up soon, February 5-9. Volunteers are needed for garden set up and take down. If you've already volunteered, thank you. If you'd like to volunteer please call or e-mail Susie Thompson, APLD, 206.724.5020 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Susie will also be taking sign-ups for garden docents during the show-more about that coming soon.
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