I look forward to the conference each year as an important part of growing my business and improving my skills as a designer. Sharing design and business ideas with fellow APLD members inspires and challenges me to become a better designer and business person. I volunteer my time as a national board member, but always feel I take away from APLD much more than I can give.
Paul Connolly, FAPLD
It’s such a breath of fresh air to leave what you are doing and see how (great) garden designers work in different parts of the country with their own climates and plant materials. I also really relish meeting with scores of like-minded design professionals to exchange ideas, philosophies and business practices.
Debbie Gliksman, Urban Oasis Garden Design
I had a great time experiencing new environments, networking with other like-minded business owners/designers and getting tons of new inspiration to take home with me. Relaxing educational, and refreshing. I look forward to this conference each year.
Joshua Gillow, MasterPLAN
The APLD annual conferences are a terrific opportunity to learn from other members, from international design experts and from gardens in various geographic and cultural areas. The rich experience allows us to detach from our daily design work and to imagine new possibilities for our businesses and lives. Best of all is the opportunity to network with our peers.
Cathy Carr, FAPLD