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Becoming a Designer Member of the Association of Professional Landscapers (MAPL)

Achieving recognition and acknowledgment for one’s expertise is a significant milestone. Melissa Morton has been awarded the title of designer member by the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL). This recognition not only validates years of hard work and dedication but also symbolises a commitment to excellence in the field of landscape and garden design.

An APL designer possesses extensive horticultural knowledge and the expertise to enhance spaces of various sizes. As design professionals, they have the capability to create a range of plans, technical documents, and drawings.

A skilled APL Designer can offer guidance on budgeting and, if needed, oversee the entire project from concept to completion. This approach ensures that clients can achieve the garden they have dreamed of. APL designers are at the forefront of some of the most imaginative and groundbreaking projects currently underway.

As a Designer Member, I am excited about the prospect of furthering my professional development through continued engagement with the APL community. The association offers a platform for networking, knowledge exchange, and staying abreast of the latest trends and innovations in the field. This ongoing dialogue with fellow professionals will undoubtedly inspire me to push my creative boundaries and contribute to the evolution of landscape design.

"The APL's recognition serves as a mark of trust for clients seeking top-tier landscape designers. For the designer it opens doors to new opportunities and collaborations within the industry."
Garden Designer, Ilkley Skipton Otley Menston Bingley
Melissa Morton

APL designers are required to demonstrate their suitability through either relevant qualifications or substantial experience, in addition to holding the necessary insurance. To become part of the association, designers must present four references, including those from collaborated landscapers.

To be awarded MAPL, designer have to submit drawings, images, and all pertinent documentation for two projects, subject to evaluation by an APL panel. Upon the panel’s satisfaction, completion of checks, and positive references, designers are invited to join the association.