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Who We Are

The GLDA is the home of Ireland’s garden designers, horticulturists and landscape architects. If you are interested in garden and landscape design, professionally or personally, or even if you are just interested in gardens, we invite you to become a member.

GLDA Structure

The GLDA is a Company Limited by Guarantee. It is run by a voluntary Council, made up from the membership and overseen by 3 directors.  Council members are appointed each year at the AGM. The office is manned on a part-time basis by an Administrator.

Directors of the GLDA

Peter Stam, FGLDA

Lisa Murphy, FGLDA

Susan Maxwell, FFGLDA

GLDA Council 2020-2021

Deirdre Prince, MGLDA (Chair)

Ingrid Smyth, MGLDA (Vice-Chair, Hon Secretary)

Vyvian White, MGLDA (Hon. Treasurer)

Bernie O’Reilly, MGLDA

Lisa Murphy, FGLDA

Patricia Tyrrell, FGLDA

Michael O’Reilly, FGLDA

Kinta Oakes, MGLDA

Mark McDowall, MGLDA

Nicola Haines, MGLDA

Marion Keogh, MGLDA

Frazer McDonogh, Pre-Reg GLDA

Our Administrator is:

Una O'Neill

GLDA Fellows & Honorary Members

 Fellows are designers who have been members of the GLDA for over 20 years, or who have served on Council for at least 7 years. The title, Fellow (Founder), is awarded to a founding member of the GLDA on retirement. Honorary Membership is awarded to those who have significantly contributed to the welfare and/or aims of the Association or to the Irish garden and landscape design industry in general.

Fellow (Founders) – FFGLDA

  • Angela Jupe – first Chairperson of the GLDA (deceased)
  • Angela Binchy
  • Louise Burns
  • Maeve Kearns (deceased)
  • John Ketch
  • Andrew Glenn-Craigie
  • Susan Maxwell
  • Gerry Daly
  • Eliz Barrett-Morgan
  • Verney Naylor


Fellows – FGLDA

  • Peter O’Brien
  • David Shortall
  • Patricia Tyrrell
  • Gary Foran
  • Michael O’Reilly
  • Gordon Ledbetter (retired)
  • Peter Stam (founding member)
  • Sally Kelly (founding member)
  • Lisa Murphy (founding member)


Honorary Members – HMGLDA

  • Dermot O’Neill (deceased)
  • Feargus McGarvey
  • Karen Foley
  • Helen Dillon
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