Skip to main content

Why Use a SGD Registered Designer?


Members of the SGD have the vision, skills, training, experience and expertise to offer a complete design service, and by choosing to work with a Member, ensures that you and your garden are in safe and capable hands.

All Registered Members have been been assessed by the SGD accreditation committee.

A Registered Member of the SGD will have sound horticultural knowledge, and the creative skills to transform any site, big or small. These designers will be able to produce presentation and planting plans, as well as technical documentation including construction drawings, and work with specialist elements including water features and lighting schemes.

Our accredited designers will be able to advise you on budgets and contractors and manage the whole project from concept to completion, should you wish.

Registered Members and Fellows of the SGD are permitted to use the letters MSGD or FSGD after their names and use the SGD Registered Member logo on their website and marketing materials.

All our Members must have Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance, and will generally have been in business for at least three years. They abide by our Code of Conduct, meaning they subscribe to the highest professional standards, and have committed to continual development of their knowledge and skills.

These things signify recognition of the high quality of their work and should give you piece of mind when choosing a designer.

Our search facility makes it easy to find a SGD Registered designer or practice by name or location.

Find out more about our Code of Professional Conduct and Dispute Resolution

Denise Cadwallader 2 crop435x333