Aug. 20, 2016

Media contact: Andrew Aldrich
410-259-9695 (cell)

BALTIMORE, MD – The Lake Roland Nature Council and Guilford Garden Club will hold a presentation by author and landscape designer Larry Weaner and colleague Jenna Webster Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Nature Center at Lake Roland. Weaner and Webster will discuss science-based natural landscape design, their past projects and landscape design vision for Lake Roland.

As part of the presentation, Webster will deliver a lecture, “Landscape Redux: A Tale of Management Balancing Acts, Synthesis, and Big Visions,” discussing a past project that combined crowdsourced data, scientific research, field experience and consideration of site history.

Larry Weaner, principal and founder of Larry Weaner Landscape Associates, has over 30 years of landscape design and installation experience, combining expertise in horticulture, environmental science and garden design. His award-winning design and restoration work spans more than 10 states and has been profiled in national publications, including The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

Weaner developed New Directions in the American Landscape, a conference and workshop series dedicated to advancing natural landscape design, and he regularly presents at events for national landscape and conservation organizations. His book, “Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change,” co-authored with Tom Christopher, was released earlier this year.

Jenna Webster, designer with Larry Weaner Landscape Associates, has been involved with master plans for residential projects as well as meadow and habitat plans for public parks. She previously worked for Natural Landscapes Nursery and land preservation agencies in southeast Pennsylvania.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the lecture will begin at 7 p.m. Parking will be available at the Falls Road light rail station near the Lake Roland entrance at 1000 Lakeside Drive. The light rail parking lot provides boardwalk access to Lake Roland. For more information, call Lake Roland at 410-887-4156.

Lake Roland Nature Council plans recreational and educational programs and activities for Lake Roland, which encompasses over 500 acres of walking and biking trails, a playground and dog park, pavilions and water for activities like canoeing and kayaking. Lake Roland preserves diverse ecosystems, including wetlands, meadows, hardwood forests and rare grasslands, as well as two national historic districts. (