“Sustainable Landscapes at the Arboretum: A Field Day for Landscape Professionals” was held April 23, 2016 at the US National Arboretum (USNA) in Washington, DC. This CCLC event was co-promoted by the USNA and the Potomac Chapter of ASLA.
The Field Day included three different topics: the use of grasses in landscape design, stream restoration, and native plant species.
The first part of the morning was spent with Grass Roots exhibit curator, Geoff Rinehart, and landscape designer, Jenny Wienckowski, who walked the group through this new exhibit showcasing different types of ornamental grasses and turf grasses, including a rain garden planted entirely with grasses. After the Grass Roots walk, the group returned to the visitor center for refreshments and a slide presentation given by curator Joan Feely, about the planned Springhouse Run stream restoration project. The group then visited the Springhouse Run/Hickey Run site to talk more about the existing conditions and plans for the site. The event concluded with a guided walk through the Fern Valley native plant collection, with Joan Feely.
Stay tuned to more upcoming CCLC Field Days at chesapeakelandscape.org/our-programs/field-days