LI Fellow Membership

Fellow of the Landscape Institute is the highest form of Chartered membership awarded to its innovators, leaders and ambassadors. Our Fellows (FLI) and Academic Fellows (AFLI) join together the College of Fellows (CofF) acts as an expert knowledge group and the Chair acts as the main liaison with the Board and CEO, providing a consultative and advisory role aligned with the LI’s plans and strategies.

The award of Fellowship of the Landscape Institute, recognises those who have made a special contribution to the development and promotion of the landscape profession.

The award of Academic Fellowship of the Landscape Institute (AFLI), recognises senior members of the academic community who have made a particular contribution to teaching, research, and academic enquiry in landscape. 

Alongside this our Fellows receive FREE access to LI Campus (excludes Premium content) and the LI’s online CPD days, plus member discounts on premium LI events and masterclasses, as part of their membership.

LI Campus was created by the Landscape Institute (LI), the UK professional body for landscape professionals, with the help and support of our sponsors. Together, we wanted to offer high-quality educational content to landscape professionals around the world. 

The Campus video library includes sessions from all of the LI’s CPD days, conferences, and other events since 2016, and we have big plans to add much, much more – from us and from other leaders in the sector.

Fellows get FREE access to Campus (excludes Premium content) so you can stay ahead with your CPD and reach your 25 hours a year with ease.

As members, you’re part of a vast network of landscape professionals in a breadth of roles across the sector. You’ll be listed on our member directory, containing over 5,500 listings of individuals across the industry, and can connect with others.

You can also access our extensive case studies directory for inspiration and ideas that you can incorporate into your own work, or help you find like-minded collaborators.

Our branches are at the heart of the work we do. We have 12 regional branches across the UK, plus one for international members. As a member, you can join your local branch, attend branch events, and get updates on activities in other branches. You can also vote for your local branch committee and nominate yourself for a committee role, such as branch chair, secretary, or as a general committee member. Find out what’s going on in your area.

Keeping up to date with your own professional development and staying ahead with current practice is important for all professionals in the landscape sector. That’s why all LI members get FREE access to the LI’s online events, including CPD and other training. We hold regular webinars to keep you connected, as well as offering business and professional guidance and valuable CPD content from industry experts.

We offer discounted rates on insurance services, free legal advice, and a pension scheme. Registered Practices can receive a free initial consultation and preferential rates through McParland Finn, the LI’s preferred insurance broker. Visit the dedicated LI Insurance webpage for more details.

All LI members get exclusive access to bespoke Firestarter courses on ‘Better Business Development’, ‘Practical Business Planning’ and ‘Building a Winning Team’ .

The quarterly Landscape Journal provides in-depth insight into the issues at the forefront of landscape practice, and the innovative solutions the industry is taking to tackle them. 

Each member receives a copy of the LI Journal and has access to a range of policies and documentation. We also offer discounts on JCLI contracts. Our resource base allows you to find out more on our technical guidance, policy statements and general publications.  

As a Fellow, you have a voice in how your Institute is run – through voting at annual general meetings, extraordinary general meetings, and LI Elections, and through standing for elected positions and committee membership.

The College of Fellows (CofF) comprises all Fellows of the Landscape Institute and this membership group is represented by the CofF Chair.  The CofF acts as an expert knowledge group and the Chair acts as the main liaison with the Board and CEO, providing a consultative and advisory role aligned with the LIs plans and strategies

We’re also in the process of revamping our ambassador scheme to support the next generation of landscape professionals. If you’re interested in being involved, then get in touch.

Why not enter our annual LI Awards? There are 15 professional categories for our CMLI and AMLIs to showcase their best work to the industry.


Applicants or nominees must already be a Chartered Member of the LI or an Academic Member of the LI if applying for Academic Fellowship.

To be eligible for election to Fellowship, members must show that they have had practical experience of, and responsibility for, important work in landscape architecture. For Academics, this should be illustrated through teaching and/or research in higher education.

As a guidance to applicants, the Fellowship Admissions Board normally expect applicants to have a minimum of 5 years post CMLI/AMLI experience to achieve the calibre expected for recommendation for Fellowship.  However, applications from members with less than 5 years post chartership experience who feel they meet the assessment criteria outlined above are still welcome to apply for potential consideration by the Fellowship Admissions Board.

In particular the LI looks for evidence of:


  • professional expertise and performance, which should have been substantial and of outstanding quality;
  • contribution to the Institute and the profession as a whole, which should also have been substantial;
  • personal qualities and integrity, which should be outstanding.

Academic Fellow

  • demonstrate their contribution to the development and understanding of Landscape Practice in some or all of its forms, through teaching and/or research in higher education;
  • be required to demonstrate that their contribution to teaching and/or research has been outstanding and substantial.

Apply now

You can apply to be a fellow by:

  • Applying directly in your own right (supported by two proposers – at least one must be an FLI)
  • Being nominated by 2 LI members (at least 1 FLI)

Applications are now processed quarterly – the next application deadline is
1 March.

N.B. Fees will be pro-rated to the beginning of the previous quarter.

Download the relevant application form below and send it to 


Academic Fellow

Important Info

Annual subscription
Fellow FLI
Academic Fellow AFLI£173.00

Post nominals

  • Fellow Members, under the LI’s Charter, are entitled to use the post-nominals FLI.
  • Academic Fellow Members, under the LI’s Charter, are entitled to use the post-nominals AFLI.

Got a question?


The weekly landscape newsletter keeps you up to date with industry news, LI events and policy and information on competitions and offers.

Sign Up

Look out for your next career move with the largest dedicated jobs board in the sector.

Jobs Board

Stay connected with us on social

Twitter: @talklandscape
LinkedIn: @landscape-institute
Instagram: @landscapeinstitute