are you a friend of the GLDA…. ?



For those who don’t know the GLDA is the [Irish] garden landscape designers association.

Anyhow, this morning I got a lovely email from Sheena Vernon of the GLDA. [Hi Sheena sorry if I haven’t been in touch in a while 😉 ] Here’s what she had to say

Hi Peter

No sign of you at Bloom this year.  Someone described you the other day as ‘the ultimate networker’! Quite a complement.  I won’t be at Kilquade this weekend sadly as I will be away.  As the ultimate networker, are you a Friend of the GLDA?  If not, why not, we need people like you.  Please would you give the idea a few minutes of your time?

best wishes

This little video of Sheena’s daughter and her friend singing was live streamed in Sheena & Marco’s garden on the closing evening of Bloom 2008. The highlight of my weekend 🙂

Back to it…. I used to be ‘a friend’ of the GLDA. But for no apparent reason I stopped. I think I had too much going on in my gardeners mind most likely….. who knows ?!

If you aren’t a friend of the nice lads based on Dublins Southside, I strongly recommend it. They are a great group of people whose events are extremely well run. Their annual seminar really is a who’s who of the international design circuit and so well worth the treat. [Been a little while since I attended that too… that brain of mine really has been too over-active 🙂 ]

So what do you get for your €35

  • The GLDA journal, Compass, every quarter, one of the few magazines in Ireland to focus on garden design. As a Friend of the GLDA you can also have your work featured or contribute pieces
  • Reduced rates for all GLDA activities such as the annual seminar, workshops and garden visits.
  • You stay in touch with events by related organisations like ALCI, the RHSI and Bord Bia through our newsletters.
  • You have the opportunity, if you wish, to become a professional member of the GLDA; we hold workshops to help you prepare a portfolio for assessment.
  • You become part of a community of like-minded people through helping the GLDA at events like Bloom, Expo, and our talks and seminars.

To get in touch, contact Administrator Annette McCoy
GLDA PO Box 10954,
Dublin 18
Telephone 353 1 2940092  Fax 353 1 2948084
Email info[at]glda[dot]ie

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