ILLI Intensive Course - IC

Master The Art of Landscape Lighting



The Spring 2021 Intensive Course will be held at Mercer Botanic Gardens on February 25- March 2, 2021. Because of the COVID-19 virus, the 2020 classes were rescheduled giving priority to those who are already registered for the 2020 classes. This leaves only a few spots remaining for the Spring class. The Fall 2021 class will also be at Mercer on November 4-9, 2021. Registration will open for the Fall 2021 class in March 2021.

The Intensive Design Course 

This 5 day/5 evening class, created in the 1990's by internationally acclaimed lighting designer Janet Lennox Moyer, is instructed by a dedicated team of experienced professional lighting designers, installers, electricians, and pruning experts. Our high Mentor (12+) to Attendee (21 maximum) ratio is designed to encourage each course participant to interact several different design perspectives, to free them from tedious duties, and to allow focus on their individual and collective design experience.  Our mentors will guide you through a series of  lecture presentations, several manufacturers' demonstrations, and over 24 hours of intensive hands-on field work; interactive lectures begin daily at 8:00 AM and after dark field work ends at 10:00 PM.  Our large collection of state-of-the-art lighting equipment represents most major landscape lighting manufacturers is the largest and most extensive in the USA; it allows you the flexibility and freedom to field test a wide array of equipment and to explore landscape lighting productively and creatively.

Your learning experience is centered on landscape lighting design.  You will work in three teams of 7 to design, create, and install a temporary landscape lighting 'mock-up', each under the instruction of a mentor team of three landscape lighting professionals.  On the final evening, you and your team will present your project to our Host, all Mentors, fellow Attendees, and an invited public audience (generally about 100 visitors).

Upon completion of the Intensive Course you will be able to conceptualize, plan, and specify beautiful landscape lighting designs.  You will take with you the technical skills of design graphics and documentation, low-voltage lighting system installation, and the proper maintenance procedures to insure the longevity and beauty of your clients' landscape lighting systems.

Registration is open for the Spring 2021 Intensive Design Course. For further information on the 2021 Intensive Courses, please contact us at or (209) 317-9195

Pricing & Information

Spring 2021 tuition is $3,750.00 and includes:

  • Lectures, demonstrations, and field mentoring
  • All meals, snacks, and drinks (non-alcoholic)
  • Unlimited use of the largest collection of landscape lighting equipment in the US

Note:  Not included in the course fees are your airfare, transportation to and from the venue, hotel, origination airport parking, Uber/taxi fees, and travel incidentals.

Prior to arriving at the Intensive Course we also recommend you purchase and read the 3rd Edition of The Landscape Lighting Book, by Janet Lennox Moyer. 

For more information, please contact us at: or 209-317-9195 


        Continuing Education Credits

                   The Intensive Course from ILLI is approved for 32 IES CEUs and 32 AIA LUs. 


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