2019 Landscape Design Tour
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2019 Landscape Design Tour

When: Please arrive early to check in. The bus will leave promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Where: Bachman's Plymouth
10050 6TH Avenue North
Plymouth, Minnesota  55441
United States
Contact: 651-633-4987

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MNLA is partnering with our friends at ASLA-MN again this summer to bring you a tour of great design ideas and inspiration.

Join your colleagues to tour an interesting variety of projects. Its a fun day of learning and connecting with industry colleagues.


Early Bird (on or Before July 31) --  MNLA/ASLA-MN Member: $89 | Non-Member: $119

Regular (after July 31) -- MNLA/ASLA-MN Member: $119 | Non-Member: $149


8:30 a.m.– 9:00 a.m. - Check in/Coffee at Bachman’s Garden Center—Plymouth (10050 6th Ave N, Plymouth, MN  55441)

9:00 a.m. – Buses load to tour sites

3:30 p.m. – Return to Bachman’s—Plymouth


  • Air conditioned coach bus tour includes: morning coffee and pastries, and buffet lunch at Cajun Twist at the Wirth Park Trailhead. (Contact Sue Flynn, MNLA Education Manager at 651-633-4987 by July 31 if you have special dietary needs.)
  • In lieu of bottled water, we will have jugs of cold water on the bus. Cups will be provided. You're welcome to bring your own water bottle to fill throughout the day.
  • Please be considerate of the Bachmans' customers, and park in one of the corners of the parking lot - away from the front entrance.
  • Please arrive by 8:45 a.m. to check in. The bus will leave promptly at 9:00 a.m. and return at approximately 3:30 p.m.
  • Please dress for the weather, as a majority of the time will be spent outside.This tour will take place - rain or shine.

David Motzenbecker. Past President for ASLA-MN an ANFT-Certified Forest Therapy Guide, and an award winning landscape architect, will serve as our bus captain.



Promenade of Wayzata—Great Lawn | LHB Landscape Architecture and Planning

LHB worked with the client, the City of Wayzata, community members, and a team of architects to shape a master plan for the district in downtown Wayzata. In the plan, the 14 acre site is divided by new streets to create six blocks reflecting the idiosyncratic pattern of blocks found in downtown Wayzata. One of the blocks is  a new public space for the community, prominently located along Lake Street and became the centerpiece of the district and a focus for downtown activities. A park and play area along the site’s easterly boundary serve project residents and visitors, as well as neighbors living to the east of the site, while enhancing a natural edge to the project. Innovative technologies and sustainable strategies are integrated into the project, providing heating and cooling with geothermal energy, eliminating the need for snow removal equipment and chemicals by heating streets and sidewalk to melt snow, serving the parking needs of the project without surface parking lots, creating more than two acres of green roofs, and establishing a near-zero runoff solution by infiltrating 100-year rainfall within the bounds of the site.


Evers Tuchman Gardens | Tom Evers and Paul Tuchman

This .3 acre garden has been evolving over the last 20 years. A pond, patio, and deck were installed in 2001. In 2010, the adjacent property was purchased - doubling the lot. The site includes extensive shade gardens under the canopy of six large oaks, a large rain garden planted with primarily native plants, and a vegetable potager-style garden with limestone raised beds. Fondulac limestone is used throughout, and also stone from the iron range in northern Minnesota.




Wirth Park Trailhead  | Ted Lee, HGA

HGA joined the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and the Loppet Foundation to celebrate the beginning of construction on the Trailhead, an outdoor adventure center at Theodore Wirth Regional Park. Funding for the project was approved in 2012, with the Master Plan approved in 2015 and the grand opening in 2018. The trailhead centerpiece is the 14,000 square foot building that is the nexus for outdoor activities like cross-country skiing, trail running, mountain biking and hiking and snowboarding.

While we are at the Trailhead, Joan Berthiaume, Minneapolis Parks Legacy Society, will provide a presentation to the group discussing the Wirth legacy in Minneapolis and the history of the Minneapolis park system. Theodore Wirth is considered to be the person most responsible for the high quality of the city's park system.


Room & Board Corporate Offices | Michael Keenan, Urban Ecosystems

The Room & Board Central Campus landscape was developed in 2015 as part of a LEED gold renovation of the property. The site features a host of sustainable site elements such as rainwater infiltration areas, smart water usage techniques, invasive species management, and a large urban meadow. The urban meadow is a designed plant community that produces season long flower displays that are beautiful to people and attract pollinators. The diverse planting of native, cultivated native, and non-native flowering species produce a dynamic array of color, texture, and contrast that persist throughout the growing season.



The Endless Project | Paul and Janet Tolzman 

This project includes many perennial beds, a large water feature, and a large vegetable garden which is also used to propagate plant material. In recent years they have moved away from collecting and worked towards more mass planting. Janet has a strong interest in Clematis with over 200 plants covering many structures as well as scrambling on bushes, trees, and the ground. Last year they added a custom stone wood-fired oven that was recently featured in the local publication, 'Spaces'. Paul and Janet are constantly incorporating new ideas, new plant material and structural ideas into their landscaping.They feel blessed to be caretakers of the space and hope you enjoy the gardens as much as they do!







*Note: The schedule is subject to change, and the sites may not be toured in the order listed

MNLA CP:  3 pts | Level: Beginning to Intermediate


MNLA Registration Refund Policy: For all MNLA education events, MNLA will gladly make a full refund of your registration fee if cancellation notice is received more than two business days in advance of the event. In the two business days prior to the event, a 50 percent refund will be given. No refunds will be given for no-shows or cancellations made the day of the event. Cancellations may be made in writing, by fax, or by telephone call received at the MNLA office during normal business hours.


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