Full Membership:

All the Garden Designers featured on the website are GLDA Full Members. They have been in professional practice for a minimum of 3 years. Each has had their portfolio assessed by an independent panel of horticultural and design experts. To become a Full member, you first apply to become a Pre-Reg. member.

Portfolio assessment requirements


Pre-Registered Membership:

This is an open category that will allow the GLDA to assist designers to further develop their Garden Design skills through classes and workshops, tailored specifically towards the requirements for the portfolio assessment to gain Full membership.

Pre-Reg Application form


Student Membership

For students participating in a registered certified course in the design and horticultural industry. This category can be used as a spring board to Pre-Registered membership.

Student membership Application form


Friend Membership

This category is open to professionals and to members of the public with an interest in garden and landscape design who wish to support the aims of the GLDA and become involved in its activities and receive the quarterly journal ‘Compass’


Friend Membership Application form


Corporate Membership

This membership category is open to the landscape industry as a whole. To help promote their products, services and plants to Full members, the rest of our membership and the general public through our website, practical workshops and the GLDA annual seminar.

Corporate Membership Application form