LDC Executive Board Elections - 2005

Joan W Schofield Elected Chairman of Massachusetts Landscape Design Council


Wellesley Hills, MA—May 25, 2005—The Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts today announced that its membership elected Joan W Schofield chairman at its 2005 annual meeting, held on May 18 at the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain. The Massachusetts Landscape Design Council is the largest state Council in the country.


A professional landscape designer based in Holliston, Schofield previously served as vice chairman and programs chairman of the Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts. She is an National Garden Clubs, Inc.-certified Gardening Consultant and Flower Show Judge, and she has served on the executive board of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. A member of the Holliston Garden Club, she presided as president from 1983 to 1984.


Other officers elected at the annual meeting include Adriana O’Sullivan of Sharon, vice president and programs chairman; Jan Brink of Andover, recording secretary; Susan Spicer of Chelmsford, corresponding secretary; Ruth DiBonaventura of Sturbridge, treasurer; and Marion Ryan of Weston, assistant treasurer. The luncheon speaker was Robert E. Cook, director of the Arnold Arboretum, who presented the arboretum’s master plan.


About the Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts


Organized in 1963, the Landscape Design Council (LDC) of Massachusetts operates under the auspices of National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC) and is a special-subjects group of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. The purpose of LDC is to provide ongoing landscape-design education through speakers, workshops, and tours of outstanding public and private areas. The Massachusetts chapter provides several judging panels for the New England Spring Flower Show and presents three landscape-design awards of its own.


The Membership


LDC members have completed the Landscape Design Study Program, a series of four 10-hour courses, and passed the required examinations, entitling them to become NGC-accredited Landscape Design Consultants. Members act in an advisory capacity to encourage awareness of the need for good landscape architectural practice, serving as guardians of environmental beauty by applying what they have learned to individual and community projects. LDC members promote environmental interests through work on town committees and boards. Members have been responsible for landscaping projects of municipal buildings and other public areas in their cities and towns. A significant number have gone on to earn certificates in landscape design, or Master’s degrees in landscape architecture, and to establish their own landscape-design businesses.

For more information about LDC, visit www.ldcma.org or contact ldcmass@gmail.com.

Editorial Contact:
Frances Wheeler
for the Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts