The Society of Garden Designers is the UK's professional body for garden designers. Many of us hard working designers aspire to be fully registered members so we can advertise the fact that we belong…Continue
The Society of Garden Designers is the UK's professional body for garden designers. Many of us hard working designers aspire to be fully registered members so we can advertise the fact that we belong to a professional, credible body. I would be interested to know how this organization is perceived by others - landscapers, other designers etc. etc. Have you heard of the Society of Garden Designers? What is your perception of the organization? How do we make ourselves better known?
I assure you, I was making no assumptions - just adding a view based on my experiences.
What has always bothered me about accreditation (not standards) is that if only just one business is discriminated against because of rules set by a…"
The topic of qualification in landscaping, gardening and DESIGN is so subjective; education is a qualification but you do not need to have attended an expensive college or university course to be educated (although it can speed up the…"
I tend to disagree with your point about education, whilst I think its important that people have knowledge in their particular subject, there are other ways of learning. If you have learned on the job and been taught what you know by…"
"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…"
"I knoiw several garden designers who have become full members (rather a gruelling certification process) They have all benefitted by being on the SOGD website in terms of getting more design work.
I myself am going for accreditation in May....I will…"
"Hi Maria - would be delighted to post a video explaining what the SGD is on Shoot and the benefits to consumers when selecting a designer. We get a huge number of visitors per month and many looking for designers. If you want to explore this further…"
"As a professional running my own business CPD is a crucial part of my business plan. I don't think you will find many people who would disagreee with that. What I think you may have a problem with is asking people to fill in bits of paper or…"
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