Membership in APLD® and the APLD Texas Chapter comprises standards of practice, categories of membership, and many benefits. 

Advantages of APLD® and APLD TX membership

  • Certification: Elevate your practice to the highest professional standard and gain professional credibility
  • Professional Network: Meet designers, landscape architects, artists, vendors, contractors, and other related professionals both locally and nationally.
  • Quality Continuing Education: access to interesting webinars, presentations by vendors on new products and technology, educational opportunities with educators and leading research centers.
  • Annual National Conference: dynamic speakers covering topics of design, business practice, new technology and sustainability. A great opportunity to accumulate a large amount of CEUs and network with other designers across the nation.
  • Garden tours: exclusive access to impressive local and national garden tours.
  • International Design Awards Program: enter projects in the annual competition with winning projects featured in prominent local press along with the international APLD and chapter website.
  • Exclusive member only events
  • Business Promotion: inclusion of your name and contact information via the Find A Designer on our site.
  • Leadership: Opportunity to serve on the TX board or national level.
  • Industry Publications: complimentary issues of The Designer and Design Online

Membership Levels

  • Certified Professional - requires a formal peer-review process that evaluates a designer's built work as well as other criteria. You must first join as a Professional member. Certified members use the designation
  • Professional - Professional Landscape Designers with 3 years or more of experience.
  • Associate - Professional Landscape Designers with less than 3 years of experience.
  • Student - Members must be actively enrolled in a landscape design, landscape architecture, or horticulture program. A student member may not practice landscape design unless it is part of a student internship related to their design program.
  • Allied - Individuals practicing in related and associated fields that are not designers.


Whether you are a student of landscape design, a seasoned professional, an educator, or a member of a related green industry profession, we offer a membership category to suit your needs.

We invite you to attend up to two regular meetings before becoming a member. Chapter members are welcome at all District meetings and events throughout the state. Take your practice to the next level of professionalism.

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