Full Membership (Ireland) Application
All the Garden Designers featured on the website are GLDA Full Members living and working in Ireland. 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. Only Full Members can work under the title, ‘MGLDA’. To become a Full member, you first apply to become a Pre-Reg Member (see next section for application form).
Pre-Registered Membership Application
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. Download further details here.
Full Membership (Overseas) Application
Members of equivalent foreign professional organisations are eligible to apply for Full Membership and if successful can work under the title, ‘MGLDA (Overseas)’. They must 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. Some may offer their services within Ireland. Check individual pages for details.
Student Membership Application
For students participating in a registered or certified course in the design and horticultural industry. This category can be used as a spring board to Pre-Registered membership.
Friend / Overseas Friend Membership Application
This category is open to professionals and to members of the public, living in Ireland or abroad, with an interest in garden and landscape design who wish to support the aims of the GLDA and become involved in its activities.
Corporate Membership Application
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. Download further details here.