Letter to the editor: RE: Choosing a landscape designer
I have just read Georgia Harper’s article in the Sept/Oct 2015 edition of Pool+Spa, which contains advice on finding the right landscape designer.
While I fully support most of the points Georgia makes, I do not agree that the search for someone suitably qualified should begin with the Landscaping Australia website. In NSW, this would link to the LNA Master Landscapers website.
The chief focus of this organisation is structural landscaping and, as a landscape designer, I am only entitled to associate membership. I do, however, hold full membership of the Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers (www.aildm.com.au).
All members of this organisation must be appropriately qualified, and the website contains contact details for landscape designers in all Australian states. I believe the AILDM website is a more effective place to begin a search for the ‘right’ designer.
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