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Ashfield, MA

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Upcoming Workshops

From a Designer’s View – The Mount
June 18 2016, 9:00am-12:30pm
Berkshire Botanical Garden
  The Mount

photo by David Dashiell

Walt Cudnohufsky will lead a tour of the gardens at The Mount in Lenox, MA, the estate designed and built by writer Edith Wharton at the turn of the century. Participants will take part in a detailed and lively group discussion, learning about garden design as a set of planned relationships. This experience will allow participants to understand and appreciate the landscape around them in a deeper manner.

Recent Workshops

Principles of Residential Design
Berkshire Botanical Garden

Chuck Schnell, Design Associate at WCA, will return to BBG to teach this landscape design clinic, a 2nd level core course for participants in the horticulture certificate program. Weekly classes run Wednesday evenings, January 18 through March 28 plus one day-long session, Saturday April 7th. See registration information here.

  Walt's House

Conway School News
The Conway School of Landscape Design
40 years ago, Walter Cudnohufsky founded the Conway School of Landscape Design to teach ecologically-friendly landscape design in an experiential setting. Today the school is going strong under the directorship of Paul Cawood Hellmund, with workshops, events, and a speaker series open to the public. Check them out!

Landscape Design Clinic,
Berkshire Botanical Garden

Walt Cudnohufsky will repeat his fast-paced, participatory workshop Saturday November 5, 2011, for homeowners, landscape contractors, and garden designers. A lively and engaging teacher, Walt will lead participants on a tour of local properties, solicit their observations, and demonstrate a design project with principles he has honed over 40 years of professional practice.

  Walter conducting Workshop
Essential Garden Design,
Rowe Conference Center

Walt Cudnohufsky taught an information-packed, participatory workshop on understanding and practicing the basic principles of residential landscape design. The course was held September 16-18, 2011, and included a local field trip on the 17th.

  Meadow House View
Enduring Garden Design Principles,
Mad Gardeners Symposium

On March 5, Walt Cudnohufsky presented his Principles of Landscape Design, as illustrated through the process of designing a newly constructed home site.

Gardens: Why We Like What We Like,
Greenfield Community College

Walt Cudnohufsky led a presentation and group discussion on February 3 for the senior symposium,
with lively audience participation.

Site Planning Introduction,
Hartsbrook School

Walt Cudnohufsky joined Architect Robert Black on January 20 for an educational workshop introducing high school seniors to the concepts and practice of Site Planning.


Principles of Residential Design,
Berkshire Botanical Garden

Chuck Schnell, Design Associate at WCA, taught a weekly class Wednesday evenings, January 19 through March 30, plus a day-long session Saturday, April 9, on the residential design process.

See our complete list of past workshops
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