2022 APLD International Landscape Design Conference

July 21 – 25, 2022

Here’s what we have planned for our first in-person conference in two years!

Thursday, July 21: Pre-Conference Tour to Ball Horticultural and Hursthouse Garden Design

This full-day tour will start with an exclusive look at the newly renovated Ball Horticultural company campus and the new Helix Innovation Center. The recent campus site design is by Chicago Landscape Architects Hoerr-Schaudt. The superior exhibit gardens feature a plethora of flowering and foliage plants. We will have lunch on site; and then tour a private, residential, award-winning design by Hursthouse Landscape Architects. The site and its spaces are fully established and wonderful, so don’t forget to bring your camera!

Friday, July 22 – Sunday, July 24: Main Conference Featuring Informative Education & Exclusive Garden Tours

The main conference will feature two days of garden tours in the city and North Shore; as well as a day of education from speakers, including: Margie Grace, CPLD, Craig Bergmann, RLA, ASLA, Giacomo Guzzon, Joe Hanauer, ASLA, and Jack Pizzo.

Monday, July 25: Post-Conference Tour of Pizzo Native Plant Nursery & Jack Pizzo’s Home

Jack Pizzo is regarded as the expert in successful natural areas restorations, sustainable landscapes and growing native plants. During the Post-Conference Tour we will visit the 8-acre Pizzo Native Plant Nursery headquarters, with production of 1,200,000 native plants. There is also 32.5 acres of restored prairie and wetland including a glacial kame with dry prairie. It is home to over 200 species of native plants including three species of native orchid. Then, we will tour Jack Pizzo’s home, 40 acres of former beanfield and farmed wetland that has been restored with 200 species of native plants. Both sites are beautiful and peaceful; and a great way to end an amazing APLD conference!

Book your hotel room now! Conference registration will open next week.

Hotel Reservation Information

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago – Magnificent Mile
300 E. Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611

All rooms in our block are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The negotiated room rate is only available until our block is full or the deadline date is reached. The reservation deadline is June 29, 2022.

Make your reservations online or call 1800-HILTONS and use group code: APL to receive the discounted rate.

APLD has secured a block of rooms at a discounted rate. Rooms can be booked at the discounted rates from July 19 – 26, 2022, based on availability until the room block is sold out or until the reservation deadline is reached. Reservations attempted after June 29 or after the room block has been filled may not be available or may be subject to higher rates. We encourage you to make your reservations quickly for the best price and availability.

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