GLDA Seminar 2021 – Watch LIVE Online

“Designing in Challenging Times, A Shift in Perspective”

The GLDA Annual Seminar will be streamed LIVE on Saturday 27th February 2021.

  • Watch LIVE from your home or office.
  • Ask questions and hear from our expert panel of speakers.
  • Watch recorded sessions all year round and catch-up ‘on demand’.


To design in challenging times is to design in interesting times. Challenges, whether they be environmental, economic or societal, bring about change and garden designers must respond to that change with new perspectives and creativity.


This is the premise that has prompted the theme selected for the Garden & Landscape Designers Association’s (GLDA’s) annual seminar which takes place online on 27 February 2021, Designing in Challenging Times, A Shift in Perspective. The event also marks the launch of a year-long series of celebrations marking the Association’s 25th Anniversary which falls in early February 2022.


To mark the Anniversary , two popular speakers who have addressed seminars in the past have been invited to participate again, together with three first-time guest speakers. They are:


  • Aniket Bhagwat, India’s most influential landscape architect, makes his second appearance at the GLDA seminar. He was one of the keynote speakers at the event in 2016.
  • Sarah Eberle, a leading garden designer from the UK, also makes a return visit to the GLDA seminar, having last attended in 2009.
  • Carrie Preston, an American garden designer living and working in The Netherlands, makes her GLDA debut, as does
  • Martí Franch, one of the most significant landscape architects working in Spain today, and
  • Darina Allen, of Ballymaloe Cookery School, Organic Farm & Gardens, Ireland’s best-known cook and a best-selling author. 

More information on the seminar may be found in this news release.


How to Register

To purchase a ticket for the live stream and video on-demand archive please select a ticket below.   Please note we have different rates for members and non-members. Thank you.

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Live streaming really is the next best thing to being there – and we look forward to welcoming you online for our 25th Annual Seminar.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions about Live Streaming the Seminar


1.  How long will video recordings be made available for?

Videos will be made available for viewing all year round.

2. When will recorded sessions be made available?

We edit and upload presentations as soon as each session ends plus you can watch all year round.

3.  Due to work commitments I won’t be able to watch live. Is there a catch-up service?

Yes – as soon as each session is finished the edit process begins. Videos will be made available within 6-12 hours of each session ending (the quicker the better). You will receive email updates when new videos are added to the video on-demand archive.

4.  Is it possible to test the live stream in advance of conference?

Yes – we’ll run a test stream before the event starts – you’ll be invited to join the stream from 8:30AM. We will go live 1 hour before conference to test audio and video. Our dedicated support team will also be available via if you have any technical queries.


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GLDA Seminar 2019 Gallery

Yet another successful seminar on Saturday 23rd February 2019 entitled Gardening on the Edge,
Rewilding Green Spaces in association with Bloom, by Bord Bia. Speakers included Dusty Gedge (UK) Kevin Sloan (Texas USA) Féidhlim Harty (Ireland) Monique & Thierry Dronet (France)

In case you missed it, here are some of the images which really captured the spirit of the day. Images by Vincent McMonagle.

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Memories from our Seminar


Peter Korn, Douglas Hoerr, James Basson and June Blake

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Bloom 2017

Another successful Bloom in the Park for our GLDA members.

Well done to all concerned. 


Gold Medal Winner Full Member Kevin Dennis:

‘Living Oasis by Santa Rita: Living La Vida 120’

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