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St. Charles, IL: Claudia West

  • Midwest Groundcovers LLC 6N800 Illinois 25 St. Charles, IL 60174 USA (map)

Inspired by Nature: Naturalistic Design Education, Garden Tours, and Social Mixer at Midwest Groundcovers

About this Event

Midwest Groundcovers is pleased to offer a day of education, tours, and socializing for green industry professionals. Featured speaker Claudia West is a leading voice in the emerging field of ecological planting design. Known for her passionate advocacy of plant-driven design, Claudia is a widely sought out speaker and consultant who applies the technologies of plant systems to bring essential natural functions back into our cities and towns. Come for a session or two, or stay for the entire day!

  • Admission for the entire day is $25. Admission for the Social Mixer only is $10.

  • 4 LA CES Education Credits Available

Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the ILCA PAC Fund, the IGIA GIPAC Fund, the ASLA Illinois Advocacy, the Peter & Irma Orum HRI Fund.


Claudia West, Wild and Neat: Bridging the Gap between Great Garden Design and Ecology. 1 LA CES Education Credit

Kevin Donnelly, The Manufactured Soil Environment: Turning Specifications into Deliverable Soil Blends. 1 LA CES Education Credit

Claudia West, Stormwater Management Solutions: Inspired by Wild Plant Communities. 1 LA CES Education Credit

Garden Tours:

Walking tour of Midwest Groundcovers' 12 carefully curated gardens including the Piet Oudolf "New Wave" Garden. 1 LA CES Education Credit

Social Mixer:

Enjoy beer and wine on the Midwest Groundcovers patio

Earlier Event: July 26
Seattle, WA: Claudia West
Later Event: September 19
Austin, TX: Thomas Rainer