Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Landscaping trade associations

Trade and Support Organisations

British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI)

BALI is a landscaping trade group whose membership includes interior and exterior landscapers and designers, grounds maintenance contractors, and companies supplying industry-related products and services.

Association of Landscape Contractors of Ireland (ALCI)

ALCI is a representative body for the landscaping sector in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Association of Professional Landscapers

APL is a specialist group of the Horticultural Trade Association (see below). APL's primary focus is on the accreditation of landscapers.

Horticultural Trades Association

HTA is a trade group that represents the UK's garden industry. In addition to landscapers, HTA also works on behalf of garden centres and other garden retailers, growers, manufacturers and suppliers.

Additional resources

       

Further Guidance

Zero Waste Scotland and WRAP Northern Ireland offer free and confidential advice and support to help you reduce your environmental impact and save money.

The Carbon Trust can help your business to improve its energy use and reduce its carbon emissions.

Find other trade associations relevant to your business using the Trade Association Forum website.

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Permits

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