Landscape Design Study Course IV, Series XIX

February 21-22, 2005

Christ United Methodist Church, 4201 State Hwy 6, College Station, TX
Presented by Texas Garden Clubs, Inc. and Texas Cooperative Extension

This is the fourth in the Landscape Design Study Course series which is offered in four separate schools, approximately six months apart, in the Bryan-College Station area. Participants may take the four courses in any sequence. Garden Club members, Master Gardeners, nurserymen and others who are interested in furthering their knowledge of landscape design are welcome to attend.

For Course IV a very interesting Special Topic lecture, 'Green Roofs,' will be presented by Karl Schaack, President, Price Consulting, Inc. This presentation will focus on roofs composed of living plant materials and their environmental advantages.

After the completion of the course a special independent bus trip to Tyler and adjoining areas will be offered. The group will tour the H&G TV network's Idea House and gardens as well as several local gardens, nurseries, and the home and garden of Greg Grant. This will be the height of the bulb flowering season in East Texas. To view details on this trip, go to, then Southern garden/tours.

Master Gardeners who complete a course may apply 12 hours of credit to their requirements for continuing education. Texas Garden Club members who successfully pass the examination for all four courses are eligible to become nationally accredited Landscape Design Consultants. Texas Certified Nursery Professionals who pass the course may apply this to their requirement for recertification with the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association (TNLA).

Registration materials may also be requested from Lenora Sebesta, Department of Extension Horticulture, 2134 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-2134, by telephone (979) 845-7342 or by e-mail at .

You may also download the application form from the internet at Registration for the course will be $85 (two lunches included). The text, good for all four courses, is Stewards of the Land. It may be purchased for an additional $40. The book will be reserved for participants to pick up the first morning of the course. This text replaces in large part the syllabus that accompanied the course in previous years.

Accommodations: Overnight accommodations have been reserved for course participants at Quality Suites, 1010 University Drive, College Station, Tx 77840 (979) 695-9500 and Manor House Inn, 2504 Texas Avenue South, College Station, Tx 77840, (979) 764-9540.

The REGISTRATION FORM may be downloaded and sent in at any time before February 15th.

The TENTATIVE SCHEDULE lists the topics to be presented in the course.