The Atlantic Association of Landscape Designers was formed in 1996 with a founding group of 40 members. The first meeting was held at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Truro, NS. AALD unites individual designers while promoting excellence in design services among its members though industry support, networking and professional development.
Members include, practicing landscape designers, companies, individuals with an active interest in landscape design & horticulture and horticultural students among others.

AALD Mission

  • Stimulate and develop an interest in landscape design
    among its members and the general public
  • Encourage and assist members to develop their skills
    and improve their standards, through Landscape Industry Certified Designer Certification.
  • Provide education to members and the public by means of lectures, workshops and demonstrations.
  • Mentor-ship for certification candidates
  • Workshops, field trips, and other unique educational opportunities
  • A strong presence within the horticultural industry