Why Should you join GDSNZ?


Joining GDSNZ opens the door to a fantastic range of opportunities not normally available to the general public:

  • Participation in GDSNZ events – monthly outings during summer and indoor talks in winter
  • Early notification and often either discounted or free entry to industry events and trade shows
  • Discounted or free entry to workshops, seminars and other events organised by GDSNZ
  • Continuing professional development through workshops and seminars
  • Regular informative Green Shoots newsletters


Full Membership $85 (1 July - 30 June)


Open to anyone with an interest in garden design. 

Note : Our financial year is from July to June. Renewal invoices are emailed to all members mid-July with payment due 1-month later. Those members who pay before the due date can pay the early bird rate (this will be detailed on the invoice).

If you join after September 1, we have a pro rata membership of $10 per month which will carry your membership to the following June 30.



Student membership $30 (1 July - 30 June)


Open to anyone who is currently enrolled in a course of study at a  Tertiary Education provider (full or part time), recognised by the Ministry of Education (MoE) or NZ Qualification Authority (NZQA).

Student Membership is valid for a maximum if 2 consecutive years without further prove of study. If your program of study is longer than 2-yrs we will check in with you to confirm that you are still studying. 


Accredited Membership (1 July - 30 June)


Accredited Members are recognised by the Society as professional garden designers or as teachers or researchers in the field of garden design. Applications for Accreditation are assessed by the GDSNZ Accreditation Board. Applicants must have completed a minimum of three years’ experience working in their field. They also need to submit a portfolio of work and complete an interview with the Accreditation Board: For more information email Glenys Yeoman

Download the Accreditation Package here for details and important dates for the accreditation process.

Application for Membership

Click here to print out our application form.
Or fill in the online form below and we will send you an invoice to confirm your membership.

Online membership form

For Student Memberships

Membership fees can be paid online (using your surname as a reference) to:
GDSNZ, Bank account: 12-3020-0447268-00
We look forward to having you as a member.