Landscape Design Workshop (lead by certified landscape architect)

Landscape Design Workshop


Thursday, June 20th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm


UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center (IRREC)

2199 S Rock Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34945


Dr. Gail Hansen is our guest speaker for this exciting event. Visiting us from Gainesville, Florida, Dr. Hansen has a PhD in Landscape Architecture and serves as the State Extension Specialist for Sustainable Landscape Design and Urban Ecology.

Dr. Hansen will be leading a lecture on the basic elements and principles of urban landscape design. She will first cover how to conduct an inventory and analysis of a site and how to interview a client. Then, she will cover style themes and plant characteristics such as form, texture, color, and size and how to best utilize these in the landscape. Finally, she will cover design principles such as repetition, unity, dominance, scale, and composition, and how an aesthetically pleasing design incorporates each of these.

Elise Schuchman, the St. Lucie County Urban Horticulture Extension Agent, will discuss how the science of proper plant selection informs the design.


At the end of the lectures, we will participate in a hands-on activity to implement what we have learned. Florida Friendly Landscape Design books will be handed out to all audience members for you to take home and reference for your own landscapes.

What to bring

Please bring a reusable water bottle, a pencil and a notepad. Lunch will not be provided, although there will be refrigerators for you to store your packed lunch. There are also many excellent restaurants within a short drive.


9:00 am – 10:00 am – How to Conduct an Inventory and Analysis of a Site

10:00 am – 10:10 am – Break

10:10 am – 10:40 am – Style Themes and Plant Characteristics

10:40 am – 11:00 am – Plant Selection and Placement

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Lunch (bring your own or go out)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Design Principles

1:00 pm – 1:10 pm – Break

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Workshop


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Registration is $25 for the general public.


Extension programs are open to all people without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, sex, age, disability, religion, or national origin. People seeking accommodation can make requests two weeks prior to start of events.


Posted: May 28, 2024

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Design Landscape, Design Workshop, Florida Friendly Landscape, Gardening, Home And Garden, Landscape Design, Landscaping, Plant Selection

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