The GLDA has been synonymous with professional garden design for over 20 years. The association represents some of Ireland’s leading garden and landscape designers, and its growing membership provide a wide range of services nationwide. It actively promotes it’s objectives through its journal, workshops, events, and annual seminar.


  • To set standards for garden and landscape design.
  • To raise public awareness of garden and landscape designers and the services they have to offer.
  • To liaise with relevant organisations in order to provide comprehensive education and ongoing training for members.
  • To facilitate the exchange of information between members, suppliers and the public.

What The GLDA Does

Within a few short years the GLDA has grown to become a dynamic force for good, which is now at the forefront of the revolution in Irish gardening.

Through its ongoing training opportunities in drawing and surveying, its practical workshops and field trips, its intelligence gathering network, and most publicly, its highly acclaimed annual international design seminar, the GLDA disseminates new information on methods, techniques and current best practice in landscape design and horticulture, and has created a new demand for improved quality and increased availability of a much wider and more interesting selection of plants.