Thank you for expressing an interest in learning more about the benefits of joining the Landscape Design Association! We share our knowledge and expertise to advance as individuals and to raise the standards for our industry. We hold a wide range of events during the year (scheduled so as to not conflict with our busy seasons). These events take place throughout the metropolitan area and include programs and workshops on such topics as design, plant materials, hardscapes, business management, technology, legal issues and other subjects that relate to the landscape industry. We hold networking opportunities for our members with a special consideration for our new members.
Members are from different types of businesses in the landscape world. Our base membership is landscape designers and architects, most of whom also contract their own projects. We also have many "supplier" businesses who work with the designers and architects: irrigation, carpentry, lighting, nurseries... Our contractor members often work with our supplier members. Some members, who do not have crews, hire other contractors who are our members. We develop relationships with other members and suppliers at our programs. There is always a networking opportunity at our programs. Having face-to-face time with suppliers and other members produces better relationships and more reliable work.
Our noted publication, Covering Ground, keeps us updated with valuable articles and timely information. We tour suppliers and vendors. We host an annual garden walk and holiday party. Member benefits include listing in and access to our membership data base.
Experienced professionals who volunteer their time run our organization. Please feel free to contact any board or committee member if you have questions about the association.
Sign up now with our convenient online application. Payment of dues can be made in one of two ways; Paypal is available for member convenience or you may send a check to the address given during the application process.
Annual dues are $100 for Full Membership. Associate Memberships are available to employees of current members for $50. Corporate Memberships are $400. The LDA membership year runs from January 1st – December 31st. Membership dues are not prorated. Applications received from September through December will apply to the upcoming year.