The New Jersey Chapter represents the Association of Professional Landscape Designer members statewide. APLDNJ is the only professional organization in the state that solely represents the interests of landscape designers in both legislative issues and consumer outreach programs. Become a member to become certified and to take advantage of the professional benefits offered at both the national and chapter level.

APLDNJ provides opportunities for members to take part in educational, community outreach, and networking activities and provides the public with information about finding and working with a professional landscape designer.

Contact Us

Chapter President
Susan Cohan, APLD
Susan Cohan Gardens LLC
Phone: 201-572-1502
email: susan@susancohangardens.com

Chapter Treasurer
Jock Lewedon
Outdoor Living Spaces
Phone: 732-433-6342
email: jlewendon@msn.com

    Design by J. Scott Mortenson, APLD

Hiring a Professional Landscape Designer

The decision to hire a professional landscape designer can be one of the smartest investments you’ll make toward enhancing your home. A landscape designer can work with you to transform a neglected corner into a garden sanctuary, or help you completely plan and furnish your outdoor living spaces through the creative use of plants, hardscaping, and other garden elements, that will result in a unified, balanced environment that you’ll enjoy for years to come.

Using design education and hands-on experience, advanced horticultural knowledge, graphic and drafting

Garden design by Lisa Mierop, APLD

skills, a professional landscape designer will translate your dreams into reality. Working closely with you, the designer will create a customized design that is best suited to your home, its site, and your lifestyle. The landscape designer will create a scaled graphic plan that will enable you and others to visualize your new landscape and will provide clear instructions for its construction. Without a professionally prepared plan you may be disappointed if the end results do not meet your expectations. The lack of a well thought out design plan can also lead to higher installation costs due to change orders, modifications, and rework.

APLD New Jersey Chapter members continually hone their design skills and are required to continue their education to maintain their professional membership status. Some members are certified, which means they have submitted their work to a rigorous, juried peer-review process. A consultation with a professional landscape designer will help you take the next steps with confidence. To locate a designer near you, please visit APLD-NJ’s designer section.