Lecture 3/15 - Landscape Design

posted Feb 28, 2012, 8:48 AM by Marty Nielsen

Landscape Design for Pollinator Diversity 

Thursday, March 15 at 7:30 pm

Join Susan Abraham for a slide lecture that will showcase the use of native plants in area landscapes to enhance wildlife diversity, with particular emphasis on enhancing pollinator diversity. Too often, public perception of “native plant gardens” is limited to images of weedy patches by the side of roads. In her talk, Susan will use examples from her work and the work of other Landscape Designers to show that beautiful and artistic outdoor spaces are being achieved with use of native plants – and an aesthetic design approach. 

Every garden (and every gardener) is unique, but there are underlying principles of sustainable gardening which a designer can use to foster “the wild” in our communities.   Susan will discuss the principles and processes which she uses to work with her clients to achieve beautiful and artistic outdoor spaces which at the same time nourish the wildlife and especially the native pollinators in the community.   

Susan Abraham is the owner and principal designer at Lush Life Sustainable Landscape Designs in Waterford, VA. Susan designs landscapes exclusively with native plants. She is on the faculty of The George Washington University and teaches in the Landscape Design program. 

VNPS programs are free and open to the public.  No reservations are necessary.

Green Spring Gardens

4603 Green Spring Road

Alexandria, VA


 Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society
PO Box 5311
Arlington, VA 22205

www.vnps.org and www.vnps-pot.org