"Every chance Karl, that is I believe part of the problem. There are many registered members of the society who have no qualifications in design at all!!! And this is my point. You can't ignore education. Could you imagine another profession…"
"Going back to Philip's post earlier in this thread:-
"I read Duncan Heather's article about the Society of Garden Designers and their latest membership model. I agree with a lot of what Duncan says (although not for the same…"
"I have read Mark's full comments on the TGN website and I'm afraid he is not the only one who has been treated like this. However, these things don't change because members don't complain about them. Trying to get members to take…"
You referred earlier to trade associations and IMO the SGD does not want to be considered as a trade association. It is the T word that causes concern.
I believe the SGD (although I must not speak for them this is just my humble opinion)…"
"To go back to Jill’s post there is not a category of associate membership for the SGD. There never has been. I believe Jill is a corresponding member of the SGD (like myself) . However this category of membership is being phased out in 2010 to…"
"I am glad that Stuart has received some valuable advice and that this query seems to be answered however, I feel I must respond to Dr Jenny Woods comments re the SGD.
There is a misconception that registered members of the society are qualified…"
This is a shocking example of why one bad garden designer tars us all. No plans or drawings! - its like going into Tesco and seeing no food on the shelves. If you a supermarket you sell food. I think what David has said might ring true. Some…"
I am not saying my comments are true but this is how I read it from an outsiders point of view. This is how others may view it as well and it would be great to get some clarification over the Chelsea gardens. Perhaps if Lance could…"
"Judy Behl set up Scenic Blue with her husband and several years later sold the company to Marshalls. SB designed several gardens at Chelsea before being purchased by Marsahlls. The latest garden at Chelsea was built under the Marshalls banner…"
"I ALWAYS specify spun and not woven. My own view is that woven seems to break down more easily with exposure to sunlight as well looking awful when it frays (and it always does). Landscapers tell me they hate planting through woven as well. I am…"
Yes you are at risk. Despite warnings and the sign off of the design by the client, you are still at risk.
However, what are you of risk of? The client may slip and fall into the water but at 200mm deep it's very unlikely she will…"
"Hope you have a great time at Chelsea Janine. I shall not be going this year for the first time in about 20 odd years. It would be great to get some debates going on here about the SGD! Where do we start?"
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