Landscaping Organisations, Associations and Governing Bodies

Landscaping Organisations, Associations and Governing Bodies
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The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL)

The APL was formed in 1995 as a specialist group in the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA). The APL represents the best landscape professionals and businesses in the UK. This association provides advice, training, research, PR services and representation to its members. The APL has around 180 members who design, build and maintain open spaces for both domestic and commercial consumers. This association is the only landscaping operator of TrustMark, the government endorsed initiative, which promotes professional trades people to consumers.

There are a number of membership options available with the APL, and these categories are Registered Membership, Probationary Membership, Student Membership, Associate Membership and Affiliate Membership. Members of the APL can benefit from the following:

  • Representation to government bodies
  • Enhanced consumer exposure
  • Directory listing
  • A dedicated company profile page
  • TrustMark accreditation
  • Professional education through workshops and seminars
  • Advice help-lines
  • Business improvement programmes
  • Networking opportunities
  • Annual awards programme

Further information can be found on the APL website at

APL Contact Details

Horticulture House
19 High Street

Tel: 0118 930 3132
Fax: 0118 932 3453

The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI)

The BALI was founded in 1972 as a UK trade association for the landscaping industry. Members of the BALI include landscapers, landscaping designers, grounds maintenance contractors and businesses supplying related products and services. This association is committed to promoting professional excellence by continually raising standards across the industry.

Members of the BALI also have specialist skills in tree work, gardens for the disabled, garden designing, specialist gardening, fencing options, hard landscaping, soft landscaping, turf selection and laying, lawn care, hydro-seeding, interiorscapes, drainage solutions, groundwork, rooftop gardens and sports grounds.

There are various categories of membership, and applicants for membership in the BALI must submit to vetting, as well as providing details of previous contracts carried out over the past two years. Members of the BALI may benefit from the following:

  • Directory listing
  • Business development services
  • Training and support
  • Workshops
  • Support help-line
  • Complaints resolution services
  • Networking opportunities
  • Exhibitions, conferences and shows
  • Business insurance
  • Industry magazine discounts

More information, as well as an online contact request form, can be found on the BALI website at

BALI Contact Details

Landscape House
Stoneleigh Park

Tel: 024 7669 0333
Fax: 024 7669 0077

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