The Association of Professional Landscape Designers® (APLD) was founded in 1989 as an international organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards for the landscape design profession. The Connecticut chapter, organized in 2009, represents APLD members living or working in Connecticut.

Our primary goals are:

  • To promote the highest standards of professionalism and excellence in the field of landscape design
  • To provide opportunities for our members to advance their professional skills and knowledge
  • To enable our members to network with other landscape designers and green industry professionals
  •  To keep our members abreast of the latest information and developments in the field of landscape design
  • To help educate consumers about the role and value of professional landscape design, in part by providing online resources for finding and working with local professional landscape designers.

The current APLD CT Board members are:

President –  Mary Ellen Pirozzoli, Verdesigns in Ridgefield
Vice President –  Rich Schipul, APLD,  Designing Eden in New Milford
Secretary Dede Delaney, Red Twig Garden Design in Windham
Treasurer Laura Rock, Laura Rock Landscape Design Services in Waterbury
Directors At Large –
Scott Hokunson, Blue Heron Landscape Design in Granby
Richard Rosiello, Rosiello Designs in New Milford
Lucy Van Liew, Lucy Van Liew Gardens in Madison