APLD CT at the Connecticut Flower Show

APLD CT at the Connecticut Flower Show

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.

APLDCT booth at the 2013 Connecticut Flower Show

APLD CT Booth at the 2013 Connecticut Flower Show

APLD CT Booth at the 2013 Connecticut Flower Show

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.

APLDCT & the Connecticut Flower Show ~ A Great Way to Promote Your Business

CT Flower Show 2012APLDCT is proud to once again sponsor a booth at the Connecticut Flower & Garden Show.  

Taking place from Feb 23rd – 26th at the Convention Center in Hartford, thousands of Connecticut homeowners come to see the fabulous show gardens, shop the garden-themed vendors and get inspiration for their own gardens.

It’s also the ideal place for them to find a professional landscape designer to work with in 2012!

APLDCT’s presence at the Connecticut Flower  Show helps promote our organization, the value of professional landscape design and our chapter member’s very own businesses.

But we need your help to staff our booth. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to promote yourself, your landscape design business and potentially get some new business.

To find out more about volunteering — and all the extra perks that will be afforded to APLDCT volunteers — please contact Amy Schuster at Amyeschuster@aol.com.

See you at the Flower Show!

APLD CT Visits Hollister House Gardens

In September, APLD CT members and their guests were treated to a very special personal tour of the Hollister House Gardens, located in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut.  The tour was hosted by George Schoelkopf, the owner and designer of this garden conservancy property.  Hollister House Gardens is visited by thousands of people annually.


Our group had a unique opportunity to query Mr. Schoelkopf himself on his design, choice of plant materials and their care, all while ambling through the 25-acre property on a spectacular fall day. Here’s a quick peek at this wonderful garden…


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Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, George offered us a rare glimpse inside his 18th century private home at Hollister House.  He said he did so because our group asked intelligent questions and we knew enough not to step on the plants or pick the flowers!


It was terrific day trading knowledge with one another and learning many “behind the scenes” secrets from Mr. Schoelkopf, a truly brilliant garden maker.  Many thanks, George!


Note:  This event recap was written by APLD CT’s DeDe Delaney, owner of Red Twig Garden Design, LLC.