Beechwood Lecture: Residential Landscape Design Basics

Join Kevin Alverson, owner and principal of Kevin M. Alverson Landscape Architecture, (Wickford, RI.) to learn the basics of residential landscape design — from identifying your goals, to conceptualizing solutions and implementation. Kevin will focus on ways to integrate beneficial and attractive native plantings and how to use low impact techniques to create a beautiful and functional space that will also be a bird and pollinator friendly habitat.

Kevin, a licensed Landscape Architect and URI Master Gardener, also serves as the assistant Project Leader for the Beechwood Gardens Community Master Gardener Project.  Although his work spans from residential landscape design to the creation and rehabilitation of various public parks throughout the State of Rhode Island, all of his projects reflect his philosophy that beautiful designs must first be functional and respectful to the environment.  This same philosophy was what drew Kevin to the RI Wild Plant Society where he served as Co-Designer of the Award Winning RIWPS RI Spring Garden and Flower Show Exhibits from 2012-2016.

The Beechwood Lecture series is a joint effort of the URI Master Gardener Program and the RI Wild Plant Society. These series is  open to the public public and free of charge. Master Gardeners receive education credits for attending.

If interested in attending, please contact the Volunteer/Program Coordinator’s Office at The Beechwood Center for Life Enrichment at 401-268-1594; or email  Space is limited.

We are also excited to announce the final installment of our 2022 Lecture Series!  We have had another great group of speakers over this past year who were dynamic and educational.  We thank you all for attending and hope that you will join us again for our last speaker of the year.  We also hope to see you then!

8/17/22    Residential Landscape Design Basics, Kevin M. Alverson,10/19/22   Chestnut Orchard Research Project, Rudi Hempe, URI Master Gardener Program