The 2023 VSLD Educational Program & Winter Meeting
Registration is now CLOSED

Feb. 25,2023 at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Address: 1800 Lakeside Ave, Henrico, VA 23228

Please join your VSLD friends and members at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

for our annual Winter Meeting and Educational Seminar. Be sure to bring a friend too VSLD membership not necessary to attend the educational program

Guest Speaker: Preston Montegue

Landscape Architect and Artist, Middleburg,
Virginia Director of Preston Montague Environmental Design and Fine Arts Studio
Guest Co-Host of the Native Plant Podcast

Cost: $80 per attendee – (VSLD members attending earn 10 CEUs for the day)



Registration & Morning Refreshments


Welcome / Announcements & Introductions

Bruce Clay, VSLD President


Preston Montague – Designing Bird Friendly Habit

Preston explores design considerations for developing bird-friendly habitats as he practices it in his landscape architecture studio. Participants will learn design fundamentals drawing from tenets of landscape ecology, the Sustainable Sites Initiative and resources from the National Audubon Society.


Preston Montague – Managing a Bird Friendly Habitat

Building off of the design presentation, Preston will dive into the management considerations for the built landscapes that improve resources for birds.


Bruce Clay, VSLD President


Lunch Provided

*Part of the afternoon session will be outdoors*

*Please bring proper *


Annual Report & Election of Officers

Special Session led by Bruce Clay, VSLD President

(Business Meeting/Change of Officers)


Tour of Finished Habitat Projects and Gardens

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Education Director or Director of Horticulture



VSLD Winter Program Registration

If registering to include lunch, the deadline is:
Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Cost: $80 per attendee – (VSLD members attending earn 10m CEUs for the day)

Lunch Options:

Sandwich and Salad Buffet to include:

1) Roast Turkey, Swiss & Applewood Bacon, Garlic Aioli

2) Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, Pesto, Balsamic Glaze

3) Winter Vintner’s Salad: mixed greens, white cheddar, sliced apples, toasted walnuts, served with red wine vinaigrette (GF, Vegan)