Lawn and Garden Resources 2012: Inspiration

Many people turn to magazines such as Garden Design, Horticulture, and Fine Gardening for inspiration and how-tos. Here are organizations, public gardens, and websites that also can help inspire you to create your dream garden.

American Society of Landscape Architects. 202-898-2444;

Association of Professional Landscape Designers. 717-238-9780;

Brookside Gardens. 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton; 301-962-1400;

The George Washington University Landscape Design & Sustainable Landscapes Graduate Programs. GW Graduate Education Center, Arlington, 950 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 250, Arlington, VA 22203; 703-248-2800;

Green Spring Gardens. 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria; 703-642-5173;

Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens. 1550 Anacostia Ave., NE; 202-426-6905;

Landscape Contractors Association. 301-948-0810;

Montgomery College Landscape Technology Program. 240-567-7803;

Professional Landcare Network. 703-736-9666;

United States Botanic Garden. 100 Maryland Ave., SW; 202-225-8333;

United States National Arboretum. 3501 New York Ave., NE; 202-245-2726;

Virginia Tech School of Architecture & Design. 1001 Prince St., Alexandria; 703-706-3003;

Get Washingtonian's Daily DC Updates (Not Just Another Political News Roundup)