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Discover how to bring nature back to your yard in aesthetically pleasing ways that also benefit the “ecosystem services” that nature provides—controlling erosion, pollinating flowers, cleaning the air and waterways, sheltering wildlife and providing beauty. Whether you are interested in adding native plants into existing planting beds, incorporating water harvesting techniques, or converting your whole yard to a purer landscape, we’ve got you covered! This series is based on a program developed by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, US Botanic Garden and the American Society for Landscape Architects and tailored for West Michigan by landscape architect and native plant enthusiast, Rebecca Marquardt. The class will include lecture and studio time as well as a field trip outside the classroom to discover some of the sustainable practices and plants at Meijer Gardens. Discover how careful observation will reveal the “sense of place” for your unique property, how to analyze your site and learn creative solutions to problems through case studies and design styles. Learn how to landscape for life while exploring a variety of design, installation and care techniques to maximize ecosystem services for your yard. Class is limited to 20 students.

Landscape for Life
  • Times:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • September 10, 2018 to October 8, 2018
  • Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
  • Member Cost: $125 Non-Member Cost: $135