Leading landscape designers will walk you through award winning landscapes and share their philosophies on design. This event will highlight landscape creativity, craftsmanship and the diversity of ideas and materials used in the landscape.
Tentative Schedule: Wednesday, August 15:
7:30 am: Depart from Okemos, MI
9:00 am: Pick up additional passengers in Kalamazoo, MI
10:30-11:30 am: Tour 2 private landscapes in Stevensville, MI
11:30am-1:30pm: Drive to Chicago, lunch on bus
1:30 - 5:00 pm: Tour private landscapes/estates in Chicago
5:00 - 6:30 pm: Dinner
6:30 - 8:00 pm: Tour of Lurie Garden
Thursday, August 16:
8:00 am: Board charter bus from host hotel and drive to Chalet Nursery
9:00-11:00 am: Tour of Chalet Nursery, as well as their behind-the-scenes business and grower operations
11:00 am-1:00 pm: Tour two private landscapes/estates in Chicago
1:00-2:30 pm: Drive from Chicago to Stevensville
2:30-4:00 pm: Tour two gardens in Stevensville, MI
4:00 - 5:00 pm: Drive to Kalamazoo, MI to drop off passengers
6:30 p: Arrive in Okemos, MI and finish tour.
Health, Safety and Welfare
Identify new plants, products, and materials that were used in a design.
Analyze and discuss landscape designs based on design principles after having visited the sites.
Formulate aspects of each site that could be replicated in future designs.
Dr. Robert Shutzki
Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association