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NDAL Webinar: The Bower

March 23, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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This class is part of this years virtual education series: "Expanding the Practice of Landscape Design" presented by New Directions in the American Landscape and cosponsored by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Join this years group of accomplished presenters including influential Landscape Designer Larry Weaner, as they explore the practice of landscape design in this spring's virtual education series. This multi-session virtual series will take place March - April 2023. Open to both professionals and non-professionals.

See and register for the entire series on NDAL's website.​

The Bower: Native Plant Landscape and Sculpture Park

Thursday, March 23, 1 – 2:30 p.m. CST

Part 1: Case Study Presentation
This case study describes the conception, planning, design, procurement, installation and management of a native plant landscape and sculpture park through the eyes of the founders. A whirlwind three years began the transformation of the 36-acre residential property with large native plant gardens, an enhanced natural meadow and savanna matrix, a series of six small constructed wetland pools, and forest habitat all organically maintained with limited staff. The Bower opened in 2021 and continues to grow, evolve, and demonstrate the rewards of combining ecology and art. 

Part 2: Panel
Landscape designer Ethan Dropkin will join the Allis’s in an informal discussion on the processes, challenges, and results of their collaboration at The Bower. Attendee participation and questions will be encouraged.

Speaker: Bill Allis, Jane Allis & Ethan Dropkin

Register at NDAL

This course is part of the 2023 Virtual Education Series: Expanding the Practice of Landscape Design.

Questions? Email Sara Weaner at NDAL


March 23, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States


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