May 2017 EPWA Meeting: Working with a Landscape Designer

  • Tuesday, May 09, 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Fernwood Botanical Garden, 13988 Range Line Rd, Buchanan, MI


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Registration is closed
Meeting Chairwoman: 
Kim Jorgensen Gane

Working with a Landscape Designer


Anna Brooks

Tuesday, May 9th

5:30p.m. Networking
6:00p.m. Presentation

Reservations Due by May 4th

Speaker Topic

Working with a Designer; the Basic Design Process:
-Knowing what you are looking for and why
-Picking the right Designer
-The design process: initial meeting, site evaluation, diagrams, structure, preliminary design to Master Plan.
-Questions(including personal gardening challenges)

Speaker Biography

Arcadia Gardens, LLC is a family owned company (3 generations and counting!) serving the southwest corner of Michigan. Founded in 1990, the business has grown slowly over the years, providing custom designs, quality hardscape installation and thoughtful planting schemes. In 2000, Anna Brooks joined the company, adding a maintenance and fine gardening service division, utilizing her degree in horticulture from Michigan State University and her background in annual installation. In 2008, she and her husband Todd took the reins and developed an award winning, full service landscape design/build firm that is quickly approaching 30 years of serving Michigan’s Great Southwest!

Fernwood Botanical Garden
13988 Range Line Rd
Buchanan, MI


Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, 13988 Range Line Road, Niles, MI 49120; US 31 to exit 7 (Walton Rd.) to Rangeline Rd., to venue.

Evening Cost
$25 (Members and Visitors) Late reservations or payment at door will incur extra $10 fee.


Gourmet Salad Bar- Baby greens, fresh rolls, grilled chicken, grilled steak, cheese, assorted toppings, dressings, chicken salad and two other salad selections. decadent brownies. drink station with water, lemonade and herbal teas. BYOB (adult beverages, if so desired - wine glasses are available for use).

Questions? Reach Jo Ann Bertrand by email at

If paying by mail, please remember that you still need to make your reservation on the EPWA website.

Send payment to: EPWA c/o Jo Ann Bertrand
902 Eagle Point Drive
St. Joseph, MI 49085
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