Native Garden Design

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Date(s) - Mon Apr 19, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Native Garden Design

Presented by Landscape Designers:
–Amy Heilman, Owner, The Living Garden
–Rebecca Marquardt, Owner, Revery

Using the Wild Ones booklet, Creating Your Own Native Garden Design, Amy and Rebecca are going to expand upon the contents. Rebecca will present on plant selection based on site conditions, designing new gardens and editing existing ones. Amy will cover installation phases & strategies and maintenance for long-term success.

ZOOM Webinar – Link to register for this webinar will be posted when available.


Rebecca Marquardt has over twenty years of experience as a landscape architect with an emphasis on ecological restoration. She has spent most of those years in the Great Lakes region. Growing up in and studying the oak savanna landscapes of Madison, Wisconsin and being surrounded by prominent influences of conservationist Aldo Leopold and pioneer native plant designer, Jens Jensen, provided an important foundation to the work she has been doing the last six years in Michigan. The complex and diverse plant communities found in West Michigan have required careful study and observation, which are essential in designing with native plants. Rebecca regularly provides instruction in sustainable landscape practices and her company, Revery, specializes in ecological landscape design and place-based education.



Amy Heilman has been designing and implementing gardens for 20 years and her business The Living Garden specializes in creating habitat gardens of function and beauty using native plant species. Her goal is to encourage home owners to take an active role in the planning and care of their gardens and to use these spaces to learn about the natural world and the web of life they can support.

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