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Affiliated Business Partner

Recognising that collaboration is at the heart of a successful garden, with a wide range of experts working alongside garden designers to create a finished scheme, the Society of Garden Designers has launched the Affiliated Business Partnership.

We understand that working with complementary disciplines and collaborating with professional suppliers allows our members to specify, create, maintain and promote the best possible gardens and landscapes, using responsible techniques and practices.

We want to open the SGD out to this vibrant and inclusive community working across the industry. This will allow our members to benefit from a closer association with a range of affiliated companies and help support all our businesses.

The Affiliated Business Partnership will allow the SGD to showcase the best of the landscape industry whether that is the contractors and engineers who help build the garden, the network of specialist suppliers who provide the materials, or the filmmakers, photographers and journalists who record and share the creation of the garden.

Over the next decade the Green Economy is forecast to contribute £42 billion to the UK economy*. Becoming an SGD Affiliated Business Partner means you will join the only professional association for garden designers in the UK, with a membership of over 1,800 potential specifiers both in the UK and abroad.

Join us in our mission to promote good design, construction and materials; to build sustainable, environmentally responsible gardens and to foster and encourage the next generation of garden and landscape professionals.

*Ornamental Horticulture Roundtable Group, report Sept. 2021

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CORE Partner Benefits:

  • Use of Affiliated Business Partner logo
  • Listing in the SGD’s online Affiliated Business Directory
  • Inclusion within the Affiliated Business Partner banner on the SGD website
  • Access to SGD CPD for all staff
  • Priority booking for trade stands at SGD Conferences and Symposiums
  • Special partner rates for SGD Conferences and Symposiums
  • Digital access to the Garden Design Journal
  • Announcement of partnership on the SGD’s social media platforms

Annual Partnership Fees:

  • 1 Employee Or Individual/Sole Trader £240
  • 2 - 10 Employees £500
  • 11- 49 Employees £800
  • 50 + Employees £1,200


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Who Can Apply To Become An Affiliated Business Partner?

The SGD welcomes professional organisations and sole traders from across the garden and  landscape industry to apply to become an Affiliated Business Partner including, but not exclusively

  •  Landscape contractors
  •  Manufacturers and suppliers
  •  Tree and plant nurseries
  •  Garden buildings
  •  Sustainability consultants
  •  Lighting specialists
  •  Water consultants
  •  Tree surgeons
  •  Surveyors
  •  Engineers
  •  Architects
  •  Journalists
  •  Photographers
  •  Film makers
  •  CAD technicians
  •  Arboriculturalists

Applicants will need to provide evidence of professional accreditation (e.g. SGD, BALI, APL, RIBA, AA, RICS, GMG, HTA) and be in possession of appropriate insurance. We also require applicants to accept the SGD Code of Conduct for Affiliated Business Partners, our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy, our Policy Statement on Sustainability and the SGD website terms and conditions.

What Our Partners Say:

“So much of our revenue comes from SGD members specifying our products that this is a natural progression – we are really looking forward to being an Affiliated Business Partner and all the benefits it will bring”

Manni Keates, Managing Director CORE Landscape Products

“The SGD is the premier garden & landscape design professional body in the Industry. We can’t wait to be a part of this and have the ‘SGD Affiliated Business Partner’ logo on our vans”.

Ricky Goodwin, The Garden Builders

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