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Magic of Landscapes 2007

Friday, May 4, 2007
Epcot International Flower
& Garden Festival
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Carol R. Johnson (pdf 4.7mb)
Donald S. Martin (pdf 11.2mb)

Optional Programs

Continuing Education Credits


At the heart of the Magic of Landscapes is the powerful idea that quality landscapes increase quality of life. This correlation has been documented and quantified through extensive research conducted at leading universities, and is to many innovative design and development professionals a deeply held conviction. Not withstanding, there is a deep disconnect on this issue among many key decision makers in the field.

The Magic of Landscape seeks to communicate more clearly on the role of quality landscapes in developing great places, building community and creating value in our everyday lives.

Friday, May 4th

9:30-10:00 Arrival & Welcome

10:00 to 12:30 Tour (Select One)

· Rooms with a View

· Sharing Lessons Learned- New This Year!

· Epcot™ International Flower & Garden Festival Tour

12:30 to 1:15 Lunch

1:15 to 2:15 Donald Martin, AICP

2:15 to 2:45 Facilitated Discussion

2:45 to 3:45 Southern Land Company

3:45 to 4:00 Break

4:00 to 5:00 Carol R. Johnson, FASLA

5:00 to 6:00 Cocktail Reception

6:00 to 9:00 Dinner on Your Own
Optional Speaker Dinner

9:00 VIP viewing of "IllumiNations™

*Worth 6 Continuing Education credits

Optional Session - Thursday, May 3rd

Landscape Tour of Rollins College

 2:30 to 2:45 Arrival and Welcome

2:45 to 4:30 Tour of Rollins College

4:30 to 5:30 Reception at Barker House

*Worth 4 Continuing Education credits

Carol R. Johnson FASLA
Carol R. Johnson is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Carol R. Johnson Associates, Inc. For 47 years she has maintained a diverse professional practice in the areas of landscape architecture and site planning. Typical work which she has overseen within the firm includes site development, open space and recreation planning, master planning and urban development for municipalities, schools, colleges and universities, corporations and public agencies. In October of 1998, Ms.
Johnson received the American Society of Landscape Architects’ ASLA Medal, the Societies highest honor. In January of 2000, she received a Gold Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Between 1966 and 1973, Ms. Johnson taught at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She was a member of the Loeb Fellowship Advisory Council at Harvard between 1984 and 1986. She has lectured at many colleges and universities, both in the U.S. and abroad, including Universities of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State, Virginia, Guelph, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, North Carolina A&T University, SUNY at Syracuse, Ball State, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Nairobi, the Royal Academy in Copenhagen, the Technical University of Nova Scotia, and six universities in Taiwan, Republic of China.
Donald S. Martin , AICP

Don brings over 20 years of urban planning experience in both governmental and private consulting realms. Over the last 13 years, he directed the City of Winter Park ’s Planning and Community Development Department, leading the community through a renaissance that raised its profile to one of national prominence as a quintessential urban village. In his capacity as planning director, he created a vision and oversaw completion of numerous projects which implemented that vision.

Don has authored feature articles in an array of diverse publications, including Urban Land Institute’s Urban Land magazine, the National Civic Review, and the 2005 Guidebook published by the Florida Chapter of the Congress for New Urbanism.
The Southern Land Company

Southern Land Company has completed or is in the process of developing 17 communities with a total investment value of $1.7 billion. The company is known and well respected for its perseverance to produce a product that surpasses the needs of clients. Horticulture and landscape architecture feature prominently in Southern Land Company’s vision of community design. As a vertically integrated company, Southern Land Company employs a complete staff of landscape architects, horticulturalist and landscape construction crews.

Ben Crenshaw –Vice President of Landscape Architecture and Jim Cheney - Director of Communications will share Southern Land Company’s experience at the Magic of Landscapes 2007.

Tours (Select One)
1. Rooms with a View: Resort Entrance Design Study

Join members of the Walt Disney World Horticulture staff and Disney landscape architects on a behind-the-scenes-bus tour of the Walt Disney World Resort grounds. From theme parks to resorts and vacation clubs, learn how Disney has used entrances and roadways to brand developments and announce the theme and character of a place. Get an inside look at how landscaping has been used to create a sense of arrival, inviting guests into a development, and building a sense of excitement for what lies beyond the threshold.

2. Sharing Lessons Learned: Design through Installation & Beyond -

New This Year
Spend a morning at one of our newest resort locations to discuss the knowledge acquired over many years of project construction. See specific design and installation details implemented by Disney ® that ensure maintainable themed landscapes for years to come.

3. Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Tour

Take time to smell the roses on this exclusive walking tour of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Your guide will take you on an around-the-world tour of horticulture and landscape design elements as you explore the gardens, displays and exhibits of the Festival. Ask questions about the use of specific plants, maintenance issues, design elements, or simply relax and enjoy a beautiful spring morning in the park.

Optional Programs
Speaker Dinner Package:

Participants may choose to include a Speaker Dinner Package. Enjoy dinner Friday evening at one of Epcot’s Restaurants hosted by one of our speakers or Magic of Landscapes Board Members.

Cost is $65 and includes dinner and a glass of wine or beer.

Space is limited. - Once you register you will be contacted by FNGLA to select which speaker or board member you would like to dine with.

Thursday May 3rd Session - 3PM-6PM

Landscape Tour of Winter Park and Rollins College .

Discover the world class landscapes of Rollins College on this educational walking tour. Join George H. Herbst, Vice President & Treasure of Rollins College , Scott Bitikofer, Director of Facilities Management,and Laura Coar , Manager of Landscape and Grounds and Walt Disney World Horticultural Alumnusas they tell the stories

of the landscape, the architecture and the challenges of creating a high quality experience that starts with the outdoor space. Enjoy a refreshment break at the Barker House, home of the Rollins College Presidents, where you will have the opportunity to discover one of Carol R. Johnson’s signature landscapes.

Earn and Additional 4 CEU’s for attending Thursday Session!

Registration Price:

On or Before
April 18, 2007

April 18, 2007

Full Time

Magic of Landscapes (May 4th):

$185 each

$215 each

$100 each

Optional Winter Park Tour (May 3rd):

$35 each

$45 each

$20 each

Optional Speaker Dinner Package (May 4th):

$65 each

$65 each

$65 each

To Register online go to or contact Toni Wise at FNGLA 407.295.7994 or 800.375.3642

New This Year , Participants may choose to attend an optional Thursday afternoon Landscape Tour of Winter Park and Rollins College at the cost of $35.

New This Year , Participants may choose to include a Speaker Dinner Package which includes dinner at one of Epcot’s Restaurants hosted by one of our speakers. Cost is $65 and includes dinner and beverages. Space is limited.

Continuing Education Credit

Magic of Landscapes 2007 is approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation for 6 hours of Continuing Education Credit for Florida Landscape Architects.

Provider # 0002080
Course # 0007820

An additional 4 hrs of Continuing Education Credit for Florida Landscape Architects are available for the Landscape Tour of Winter Park and Rollins College.

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