Landscape Design and Measurement Seminars
LG032: Garden Photography
This full-day seminar will help landscapers and designers capture images they will be proud to share. A great picture tells not only the story of your project, but also why your work deserves recognition. Good images are essential for your portfolio, website or to submit to the L.O. Awards of Excellence Program.
What makes a great image? We will review aperture, shutter speeds, ISO, composition skills and making the most of natural light. We will also touch on handy apps and software for editing your images to give them a professional finish. Illustrated with beautiful images and packed with practical tips, this session will teach you how to capture stronger images.
Note: This seminar is geared for photographers with a working knowledge of their camera. Weather permitting time will be spent outside practicing your new skills, suitable footwear is recommended. Participants will need a digital camera, charged batteries and a blank memory card. A tripod would be helpful. If your able to bring a laptop, we also look at editing the images shot in the morning session.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Theresa Forte
Date: Thursday August 24, 2017 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD037: New- Small Garden Design
This seminar will key on properties where space is at a premium, either by virtue of lot size, or redevelopment that has seen a larger residence built on it. These small spaces pose many design challenges with mistakes and shortfalls apparent. We will analyse and explore how the principles and elements of design apply to these restricted spaces and how they can avert design mishaps. Particular attention will be directed to visual framing and perspective techniques that can make the small property seem larger than reality. Plants suitable for tight spaces and specific site conditions, along with related plant maintenance, will also be discussed. Numerous examples of small garden designs both in slide and plan format will be reviewed providing useful insights for participants. These same participants are encouraged to share their design ideas and challenges encountered from their own with small garden design.
This course would be applicable to a wide audience of design practitioners with special relevance to those starting their design careers.

LO member price: $62.00
Non-member price: $120.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Frank Kershaw
Date: Tuesday November 14, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LP046: New-Perennials and Bulbs in the Landscape
This seminar explores the many special considerations of using spring flowering bulbs and colourful perennials in the landscape. Learn more about where, what and how to plant. Also covered are maximizing impact with colour and design, how to achieve continuous bloom through-out the season, bulb varieties, care considerations and more. Great seminars for designers, landscape install foreman and maintenance firms.

LO member price: $62.00
Non-member price: $120.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Nancy Christie
Date: Wednesday November 15, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LC044: Rain Garden Design and Construction Seminar
Learn to design and construct rain gardens and understand the key design features that make these landscape features effective in storm water management in southern Ontario. Determine how to calculate size and determine location of rain gardens while taking into consideration the soil properties. Proper seasonal maintenance of rain gardens as well as how storm water credits are calculated on behalf of the client will also be discussed.
This seminar is for landscape designers and landscape practitioners interested in Ontario's expanding industry of creating Low Impact Development features.
Note: Weather permitting participants should be prepared for a portion of outdoor hands-on learning. PPE required (safety shoes and gloves).

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Date: Thursday November 16, 2017 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD027: Portfolio Preparations: Grading, Drainage and Construction Details
Technical drawings such as construction details,grading and drainage plans have presented some of the biggest challenges Landscape Designers and CLD candidates face when developing a conceptual design into a construction plan. The information required to clearly communicate the intent of a design for a landscape contractor can be challenging to determine. This one-day seminar will provide attendees with the opportunity to assess the technical information they should collect from a residential site before starting a design and how to communicate their intent to a landscape contractor through complete and concise details and drainage plans.
Who should attend: CLD candidates who want to improve their portfolios and landscape designers who want to communicate how to build their projects in a professional style. CLD applicants are welcome to bring details and drainage plans and/or questions in relation to their portfolio submissions to review at the end of the class.
What to bring: Imperial architectural scale, graph paper, technical pencil, set squares or laptop with CAD program.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Jen Cuddie, Cuddie Landscape Planning
Date: Friday November 17, 2017 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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