Skip to main content

Where Do I Start?

WHERE DO I START?


Becoming an sgd member

Now you know you would like to join the SGD but want to know what Membership suits you?
 
practising

Already practising

as a garden designer or landscape architect?

qualified

Recently qualified

as a garden designer or landscape architect?

studying

Studying  

to be a garden designer?

training

Thinking of training

to become a garden designer?

interested

Interested

in garden design?

× practising

ALREADY PRACTISING

Which type of SGD membership is right for me?

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 adjudication 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.

× qualified

Recently Qualified

I recently qualified as a Garden Designer or Landscape Architect

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 adjudication, 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.

   

 

× studying

Studying

I am studying Garden Design

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.

× training

Thinking of Training

I am thinking about becoming a Garden Designer

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.

× interested

Interested

I am interested in Garden Design

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.