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We are diverse in many ways but united in common purpose.
Our members align around these fundamental principles:

  • We believe in using landscaping practices that are environmentally safe.
  • We understand that natural systems are the best guide for learning how to develop and maintain healthy landscapes.
  • We value landscaping methods that are based upon scientific studies and practical experience.
  • We are committed to educating ourselves and others about ecological landscaping methods.
  • We strive to create a network of dedicated people who can be a powerful agent for change.

Find the membership level that is right for you. 

Student Membership

For full-time students who want to become an active part of ELA’s mission

Benefits include:

  • Discounted registrations
  • Free registration for webinars
  • Access to member’s only area on the ELA website (includes all archived webinars)


Community Membership

Benefits include:

  • Discounted registrations
  • Free registration for webinars
  • Access to member’s only area on the ELA website (includes all archived webinars)


Professional Membership

Enjoy Community benefits, plus:

  • Professional level gets 1 discounted ticket
  • Membership directory listing
  • Listing in Eco-Pro Directory


Company Membership

Enjoy Professional benefits, plus:

  • Up to 4 discounted registrations for all ELA events
  • Listing in ELA Speaker’s Bureau
  • Your company’s profile featured in one month in the ELA Newsletter
  • 10% discount off ELA website advertising
  • Inclusion in PR efforts and specialty outreach


Meet some of our ELA Members

Bevan & Holly Shimizu

Bevan & Holly Shimizu

Design/build company that likes to incorporate Japanese garden principles with sustainable practices and native plants.

Barbara Wilson

Barbara Wilson, Barbara Wilson Landscape Architect, LLC

Barbara Wilson Landscape Architect, LLC provides a full range of Landscape Architecture Design Services for residential clients in Connecticut and Westchester County, NY. We take great pride in creating design solutions to transform our client's landscape and help to create their dream.

Kevin Cocklereece

Kevin Cocklereece, Kevin Cocklereece Landscape Services

Our local Cape Cod company offers design, construction, and gardening/maintenance capewide to clients interested in professional and detail oriented services. VISIT:

Jason Isenberg

Jason Isenberg, REALM

REALM is the outdoor sustainability solution. It's a call for transformation…an invitation to take matters into your own hands…the rethinking of fragile natural systems and the impetus to be a part of the solution, instead of remaining a part of the problem. REALM is the intersection of environmental stewardship and style. REALM is the remedy to unimaginative design and the cure for outdated practices. It’s about the REALM of possibilities…REALM as your personal kingdom…REALM as your unique space. Comfort, style, affordability and responsibility are not mutually exclusive ideas. So throw out your preconceived notions of what a landscape company is. Shift your view and work with us. We’re here to make an impact. If it's outside, it's within our REALM.

Elisa Meara

Elisa Meara, Native Plant Landscape Design Corp.

Functional gardens that are beautiful, low maintenance, and kind to the environment.

Darryl Newman

Darryl Newman, Planters' Choice Nursery

Nestled in the hills of Western Connecticut, Planters’ Choice Nursery has been growing and sourcing beautiful plant material for discerning professionals for 50 years. Since 1970 we continue to support the ever-growing demand for quality nursery stock, always increasing and improving our native plant offerings together with exceptional customer service!

Laura Thomas

Laura Thomas, Hidden Habitat

Hidden Habitat creates beautiful and ecologically healthy landscapes with a unique focus on design for the thoughtful integration of people and place, while protecting and promoting the biodiversity of your outdoor space. Hidden Habitat services the Muskoka, Midland, Orillia & Barrie area of central Ontario.

Carolle Huber

Carolle Huber, Frelinghuysen Arboretum

I have been creating beautiful landscapes for over 25 years- working on commercial developments, wetlands restoration, public gardens and residential design. These days, I gravitate toward residential design and sustainable projects, with the goal of inspiring awe, while doing right by the environment. I call this suburban ecology.

Jean-Marc Flack

Jean-Marc Flack, Hortulus Animae llc - Mindful Garden Design

Hortulus Animae is a niche design studio that provides integrated full-service solutions for residential landscapes and estates in the Hudson Valley and beyond. We provide exuberant plant-driven design with an emphasis on sustainability and ecology, and create site-specific and client appropriate designs for casual, traditional, formal or contemporary styles.

David Little

David Little, Kaw Valley Organic Lawn Care

Kaw Valley specializes in both suburban and rural lawn care. We learned lawn care by being rural property managers and keepers, realizing that larger lawns and acreages require a different approach to be cost effective. We apply a sensible, organic approach to any size lawn, giving you the results you expect by applying solid land-management principles.