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To advance the profession of landscape design and to promote our members as qualified and dedicated professionals. 

Calendar of Events 2017 Upcoming 

1st Annual Membership Kickoff – Mosaics in the Garden

October 11th  

Wednesday 5:30 pm -7:30 pm
Location: Ecoscape Environmental Design 3075 N.75th Street #2 Boulder CO

Join us for an evening at Ecoscape.  We will tour the new site, including a showcase of Ecoscape’s unique approach to Permaculture in design.  Sign up for a national APLD national membership and we will cover the cost of the Colorado membership, one night only ($35 value).  Raffle to include an APLD national year long membership ($325 value) and other prizes.  Live music, food and drinks will be provided.

Event is free.  Join us for some late season fun with an array of designers in the area.


Coffee Talk – Promoting the Value of Design 
April 12th  

Wednesday 7:30 am -8:30 am
Location: Brewing Market Lafayette
Gain insight on how to promote your design business. Lively conversation with experienced professionals that utilize their industry knowledge to reach the ideal client through key marketing strategies.


Insider’s Tour – Nursery and Landscape Showcase
May 17th  

Wednesday 10 am -2 pm (CEUs)
Location: Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery

Members $5,  Nonmembers $20
Join us for a dynamic educational nursery tour hosted by Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery. The propagation and care of native shrubs and trees will be discussed.  Following the nursery tour hang around for special garden tour with our members


The 2nd Annual Gardens of Boulder Tour 
June 14th  

Wednesday 2-6 pm  (CEUs)
Location: Boulder – map will be sent out prior to event to registered attendees

Members $10,  Nonmembers $25
Enjoy the afternoon touring professional gardens. First, we will tour three gardens designed and built by LID, followed by a tour of two additional gardens designed  by Altgett and Associates. The garden tours are always inspiring and a great way to network and learn about different construction methods.


2017 APLD International Design Conference 
July 13th-17th  
Location: Boston MA

(CEUs )
This year’s annual conference will be a mesmerizing grand de force of business tools, networking and award-winning gardens. Talk shop, get education and  network with successful professionals from around the country. See you in Boston!


Past Events 2017- Meeting Images

ProGreen Expo Booth #2326
Febuary 8th-10th

Wed-Thurs 8:30-4:30
Location: Denver Convention Center
We are hosting a booth to promote professional landscape design , showcasing the design process, award winning projects, member benefits, advocacy efforts and more. Come hang out in our design studio and talk shop! Get a free expo pass register below to visit us int he booth.  

Our booth was a huge success! Special thanks to Dancing Grains, Harlequin Gardens, CPS and Putting Greens Plus for their support of our booth at the event.

A Watershed Approach to Landscape Design
March 15th 

Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Location: CPS Westminster
Join us to find out how to create drought resilient landscapes that conserve water, reduce pollution, invite habitat and are just plain gorgeous! Lunch is included. The morning session will cover six key concepts in suing a watershed approach o create professional design that utilize water resource widely . The afternoon will be an interactive workshop for designing a successful watershed wise landscape design where we will learn through hands on design in groups. .  

Attendees said —–

Wonderful!   Educational , informative and proactive! Great application for water resource management.

We had a wonderful time at the Watershed Symposia presented by G3 Green Gardens Group and hosted by CPS Westminster.