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as a garden designer or landscape architect?
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If you are already practicing as a professional garden designer or landscape architect, you can apply for Registered Membership of the Society. This involves first becoming a Pre-Registered Member and applying to go through the accreditation process. If you already hold a body of design work, it is possible to progress quickly.
Find out more about Pre-Registered Membership and apply to join here.
Those who have just graduated, are setting up their own design business or starting out in the industry, or who have only been practicing for a short period of time, can apply to become a Pre-Registered Member. You will be expected to progress in your career and apply for accreditation, so you can become a Registered Member within five years. If you know that you will need more time than this, you can choose to become a Friend of the Society initially instead.
Find out more about Pre-Registered Membership and apply to join now here.
Find out more about becoming a Friend of the Society and join now here.
If you are in full or part-time third-level / tertiary education on a garden or landscape design course, you can apply to become a Student Member of the SGD - the first step towards becoming a professional garden designer.
Find out more about Student Membership and join now here.
If you are considering retraining as a garden designer, take a look at our Courses & Careers section and our tips on becoming a garden designer. If you are not starting a course in the next six months, you can still join the Society and take advantage of many benefits as a Friend of the SGD.
If you are not a professional garden designer but are involved in the industry or simply have a passion for garden design, you can join the Society as a Friend, and enjoy networking and learning opportunities as well as the monthly magazine Garden Design Journal. Find out more about becoming a Friend here.