Welcome to Our Chapter!

The Association of Professional Landscape Designers is an international organization that was formed in 1989 and is dedicated to promoting and supporting the highly qualified professional landscape designer.

The goals of APLD® are to:

  • Promulgate and encourage the Association's standards of practice
  • Keep landscape designers abreast of the latest information and developments in the field and broadening the field's scope of traditional landscape design to new and important areas such as management of the environment and the preservation of historically significant landscapes
  • Provide a forum for landscape designers to share ideas and learn from the experiences of others
  • Educate the public about the profession

The APLD New England Chapter represents APLD members in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Our local chapter was formed in 2003. It is made up of volunteers who dedicate their time to promoting the field of landscape design in New England. APLD New England assists members in developing their professional skills through design-oriented programs including the following:

  • Sponsored meetings introducing our members to local green industry products and services
  • Business development workshops and seminars to learn the latest in marketing, social media for business, organization and time-saving skills
  • Premium events (high-end design-oriented programs intended to develop landscape design skills and to introduce our members to the best talents and ideas in our industry)

We also work to educate the public about the benefits of hiring professional landscape designers, and to promote the certification process to our members and the public.

Our chapter membership includes Certified members, Associate members (non-Certified landscape designers) and Allied members (working in related green industries, such as nurseries, landscape contracting, supplies, etc.).

Our members agree to abide by the APLD's Standards of Practice which promotes the highest degree of professionalism in the landscape design field.  


Love Albrecht-Howard





Ruth Riske


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Ellin Hanlon, APLD


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Jane Rupley



Website Editor

Leisha Marcoccio



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Joyce Williams, APLD




Nancy Lattanzio




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