Larry Weaner, President
Jenna Webster, Curator
Advisory Board:
Charles Birnbaum, FASLA
Glenn Dreyer
Carol Franklin, FASLA
Robert E. Grese, ASLA
Richard W. Lighty, PhD
Jim MacKenzie
Darrel Morrison, FASLA
David Robertson, PhD
Leslie Sauer
Douglas Tallamy, PhD
Gerould Wilhelm, PhD


New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL) advances the art and science of natural landscape design by collaborating with design, horticulture, and environmental organizations across the United States to provide innovative, high-quality programming for landscape practitioners. NDAL's forums explore issues and techniques relating to the design, implementation, and management of landscapes based on natural models.

Founded by Larry Weaner in 1990, NDAL partners with the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania and the Connecticut College Arboretum on an annual symposium for landscape professionals.
This two- day program has developed a dedicated following within the professional landscape community and has featured many of the leading figures of contemporary landscape design. To express the importance of interdisciplinary interaction, the series has also presented experts from related fields including ecology, architecture, history, anthropology, photography and art.

Other NDAL programs have been co-sponsored by numerous horticultural and ecological organizations across the United States, including the Brooklyn Botanic Garden; the Atlanta Botanic Garden; The National Wildlife Federation; the Morton Arboretum in Chicago, Illinois; and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas.

In order to further its mission, NDAL regularly engages in new educational partnerships with ecologically oriented institutions throughout the United States.


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