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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

Shanti Nagel

Shanti Nagel, Design Wild

Working at the intersection of landscape design, humans and community well-being. Through the magic of plants, we harness the wild beauty of nature to inspire peace and health for individuals, neighborhoods, and ecosystems.

Inge Daniels

Inge Daniels, Inge Daniels Design, Landscape Architecture

Inge Daniels Design is a design-driven studio practice providing comprehensive landscape architectural services to clients throughout New England. Each project we design is unique, responding to the character & complexities of the site and its ecological systems, and the specific practical and experiential interests of our clients.

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!

Elena Pascarella

Elena Pascarella, Landscape Elements LLC

LANDSCAPE ELEMENTS, LLC provides a full range of landscape architectural services.We utilize the most up to date principles of sustainable site design, landscape ecology and cultural landscape preservation to create projects that preserve and enhance historic and cultural landscape patterns, conserve natural resources and minimize impacts to the environment. This approach provides clients with projects that are sustainable and that maintain and enhance the unique character of the site.

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.

Elisa Meara

Elisa Meara, Native Plant Landscape Design Corp.

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

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.

Lee Dugger

Lee Dugger, Earthscapes Collaborative LLC

We work with residential and commercial clients to develop landscape plans using sustainable practices. We strive to merge ecology with horticulture using native plants and locally sourced materials. Our services include design, consulting, installation and garden maintenance.

Bevan & Holly Shimizu

Bevan & Holly Shimizu

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

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.