Mini-Workshops and Special Events

LCA offers mini-workshops and events targeted to landscape professionals on a wide variety of topics—from business and design to technical issues such as construction, installation, maintenance, and disease identification. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to register yourself and others for the events.

Upcoming Mini-Workshops and Events

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

State of the Industry

Industry Panel

LCA is gathering together leaders from many facets of the landscape industry to share how the market has changed their business and strategies for success in the future. This will be a great opportunity for you to pick up some new ideas and strategies to take your company to the next level. Confirmed panelists include:

  • Don Smedberg, Site One Landscape Supply
  • Mark Gionet, ASLA, AICP, LSG Landscape Architecture
  • Michael Martin, Live Green Landscapes Associates LLC
  • Kevin McHale, McHale Landscape Design, Inc.
  • Tom Barry, Ruppert Landscape

Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County Campus, Rockville, MD
(Networking lunch at noon included)


Wednesday, May 30, 2018 • 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

New Trends in High-End Residential Landscape Architecture

Presented by Frank Mariani, Mariani Landscape, Inc.

Sponsored by and held at McHale Landscape Design, Inc.

McHale Landscape Design, Inc.
6212 Leapley Road
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

September 2018

Ruppert Landscape Sponsored Event

Date and speaker to be announced.

Ruppert Landscape
23601 Laytonsville Road
Laytonsville, Maryland 20882

Registration will be open soon.


October 2018 (Date TBD)

10x10 Designs

Industry Panel

Award-winning landscape architects, designers, and design/build contractors will showcase their most inspirational work in what is known as a 10 x 10 design presentation format. Professionals from various landscape design disciplines will present 10 photos in 10 minutes, covering both residential and commercial projects.

Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County Campus, Rockville, MD
(Networking lunch at noon included)

Registration will be open soon.


Exhibiting Opportunities

LCA Mini-Workshops are a great way to discuss your company’s products and services one on one with potential and current customers. Exhibit at a Mini-Workshop and receive these benefits:

  • One complimentary registration.
  • One 6' x 3' table with two chairs.
  • A listing in Groundwork magazine, LCA's bi-monthly publication.
  • A listing on the LCA website in conjunction with the Mini-Workshop, including a link to your website.
  • A listing in the LCA Gram, including a link to your website.

Exhibitor Fees
LCA Members: $250
Nonmembers: $400

For more information, click here or contact Barbara Bienkowski.


LCA is approved for Landscape Industry Certified recertification at 1 CEU per hour of instruction attended. For more information on recertification, please visit the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) Recertification Center.


Written cancellations received prior to the early-bird registration deadline of each Mini-Workshop are subject to a 15% cancellation charge. Substitutions will be accepted. No refunds will be given after the early-bird registration deadline. No refunds will be given due to inclement weather.



Thank You Sponsors and Exhibitors