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Accreditation Information Evening 2024
Accreditation Information Evening 2024

Tue, Apr 16


Epsom, Auckland

Accreditation Information Evening 2024

GDSNZ members are invited to attend an informal information evening about the upcoming Professional Accreditation process offered by GDSNZ for 2024

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Time & Location

Apr 16, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Epsom, Auckland, 18B Aberfoyle Street, Epsom, Auckland 1023, New Zealand

About the Event

Open to all GDSNZ members, accreditation is an extra qualification/recognition which comes with a whole heap of benefits including exposure on the GDSNZ website as a practising designer or academic. Applicants are required to present a portfolio of four of their own projects chosen to cover aspects of garden design (note - a garden chosen for the Auckland Garden DesignFest qualifies as a project).

GDSNZ accreditation starts with this information evening, continues with the completion of an application form and payment of a fee, preparation of a portfolio, some mentoring sessions if required and ends with board interviews.

Key dates for Accreditation 2024:

April 16th | Info Evening

October | Portfolios due

November | Board presentations

More information on the accreditation process and requirements can be found here (link to a downloadable PDF document).

Each year, accredited members Glenys Yeoman and Ian Henderson host this informal evening event to discuss the requirements with individual candidates.

Please come along, even if you've been before but maybe weren't quite ready, or if you're not sure if you are or will ever be ready but are curious. With a glass of wine in hand talk to Glenys and Ian about the process. You'll be able to pore over portfolios from previous successful candidates (now accredited members)  and in this very informal, warm setting you can discuss your work and ask as many questions as you like. Our newest accredited member - Val Puxty, will also be on hand to talk about her own journey and give you some pointers and support. If you've already been along to an information evening or have thinking about accreditation, please bring along your ideas. 

If you would like to join us, please RSVP your intention to do so, for catering purposes.

7.30pm, Tuesday 16th April, 2024

Glenys's place

18B Aberfoyle St, Epsom

Please park on the road and walk up to the end of the right-of-way.

Contact Glenys by email: or mobile: 021 343 344

Image: Wynyard Rd Garden, designed by Val Puxty

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