It’s hard to believe the season is basically over and the holidays are right around the corner. That means it’s time to start thinking about the annual APLDCT Holiday Party and Annual Meeting.
Last year’s holiday party was a huge success so we decided to host this year’s party at the same location – The Gelston House in East Haddam. Formal invitations are already in the mail but here’s a sneak peek.
Remember, the APLDCT Annual Holiday Party is free for members and a guest. So mark your calendar for Sunday, December 15th.
Hope to see you there!
Schooner Mary E © Connecticut River Museum
Ahoy Mateys! Our sunset river cruise is set to depart on Sunday, August 25 from the Connecticut River Museum in Essex Village.
Parking is available at the museum and directions are listed below. If you are using a GPS, please note that the museum is in Essex Village.
Why not plan to arrive early and visit the museum which celebrates the rich cultural heritage of life near the Connecticut river. Keep in mind that the museum closes at 5pm.
Please be at the dock by 5:30. Dress appropriately and bring a small cushion to sit on if you are so inclined!
APLD CT will provide a picnic supper and bottled water but don’t forget to B.Y.O.B.
If you should have a last minute change of plans, please contact us via text at 203 685 4541 or 203 417 2833.
Directions to the Connecticut River Museum and the Schooner Mary E.
From Interstate 91, take Exit 22 (CT Route 9 South). Take CT Route 9 South (26 miles) to Exit 3 (Essex) and follow signs to Connecticut River Museum and Essex Historic Waterfront. The Connecticut River Museum at Steamboat Dock is located at the foot of Main Street on the Connecticut River.
From Interstate 95, take Exit 69 (CT Route 9 North). Take CT Route 9 North to Exit 3 (Essex) and follow signs to Connecticut River Museum and Essex Historic Waterfront. The Connecticut River Museum at Steamboat Dock is located at the foot of Main Street on the Connecticut River.
See you there!
OK, maybe not the ‘High Seas’ but definitely the gentle waters of the Connecticut River.
Join your fellow APLD CT chapters members and their guests on Sunday, August 25th for a relaxing night of lively conversation and lovely sights.
Treat yourself to one of Connecticut’s finest attractions and forget about the stresses and hassles of work for a few hours. We’ll provide the schooner and a boxed supper. All you need to bring is your favorite beverage … and a friend…
Reserve your spot on the Schooner Mary E today…
Please note, if you’d like to pay for more than one person, please go through the payment process for each person.
Members & Guests
The outdoor kitchen design event held at Albano Appliance in Pound Ridge, NY, co-hosted by APLD CT and APLD NY, was a huge success. Members of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers from the Connecticut, New York and New Jersey chapters, and their guests, were treated to an evening full of laughs, gossip and industry best practices as well as a delicious dinner.
The evening started with drinks and networking, followed by a fun an educational presentation about outdoor kitchen design presented by Donald Sivesind of Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet. Attendees even received a certificate in outdoor kitchen design.
After the presentation, Albano Appliance treated attendees to a gourmet dinner cooked on their outdoor appliances. Hors d’oeuvres, pizzas, vegetables, beef, pork and chicken were all expertly prepared by their chef and enjoyed by all.
If you weren’t able to join APLDCT for this special event, we hope you’ll be able to join us for our next one.
Join Us For A Fun-Filled Evening Devoted to Design
APLD CT is pleased to join our sister chapter, APLD NY in hosting a workshop entitled Winning Kitchen Design.
This timely educational and networking event is open to APLD members and non-members alike.
We hope to see you at Albano Appliance in Pound Ridge on Saturday, April 6th.
To reserve you spot today, just scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on one of the PayPal buttons.
Reserve Your Spot Today
APLD members (all Chapters)
Non-members & Guests
APLDCT’s latest Designer Forum for Connecticut Gardener magazine focuses on Fashioning Focal Points. From focal point fundamentals, to movable focal points and using focal points to tell a story, this month’s article helps readers figure out to make their gardens more compelling.
Through our partnership with Connecticut Gardener, three members of the Connecticut chapter of APLD, all professional landscape designers, offer their take on the same topic, allowing readers to gain a small insight into the garden design process.
Upcoming topics for the Designer Forum include Tips for Rejuvenating Foundation Plantings, Groundcovers for Connecticut Gardens and Reducing Your Use of Chemical Fertilizers .
We’d like to thank everyone who stopped by and visited our booth at the 2013 Connecticut Flower Show. It was such a treat to meet you all and to have a chance to see all the amazing displays this year.
And a special thank you to our members who volunteered to help out in the booth. We couldn’t do it without you!
Remember, if you live in Connecticut and you’re looking for a professional landscape designer, you can find one on our Find A Designer page.
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Friday, March 1st at 10:00 am
Eckstrom Hall, Room E440
Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury
Walk-ins are welcome!
Please visit the NVCC website for directions, a campus map and to check for any weather-related closings.