New Fellows receiving their fellowship certificates at the Landscape Institute Awards
New Fellows receiving their fellowship certificates at the Landscape Institute Awards

Fellow Membership

Fellow of the Landscape Institute (FLI) is the highest form of Chartered membership awarded to its innovators, leaders and ambassadors.

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, recognises senior members of the academic community who have made a particular contribution to teaching, research, and academic enquiry in landscape.

Any Chartered member of the LI may apply for Fellow membership either by:

– applying directly in their own right

– being nominated by one or more CMLIs or FLIs

An application must be supported by two proposers, either two FLIs or an FLI and a CMLI. And applications can be submitted at any time and will be considered by the Fellowship Admissions Board.


Applicants or nominees must already be a Chartered Member of the LI.

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. 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.

Fellowship Admissions Board

The Fellowship Admissions Board Members are:

– Colin Brown FLI

– Nick Harrison FLI

– John Hyland FLI

– Liz Lake FLI

– Nigel Thorne FLI

Email your application to membership: Eleanor Manson


The Member year starts on the 1st June to the 31st May

Annual subscription
Fellow FLI
Academic Fellow AFLI £123.00

Benefits of Fellow Membership

Join the Conversation

– We regularly tweet news, events, and updates through @TalkLandscape

– On Talking Landscape, an on-line network for Landscape Institute members there are forums on technical issues, landscape architecture ideas, and Institute activities.

– A news update covering the latest industry news, events, and professional developments is sent out every second Thursday. You’re automatically signed up to receive this as a member.

– Landscape Journal is sent to members every quarter – you will automatically receive this as part of your membership. – The LI publishes resources for landscape practitioners, clients, decision-makers, and professionals in the built and natural environment.


–  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.

Have your say

– As a Fellow you have a voice in how the Institute is run – through voting at Annual General Meetings, Extraordinary General Meetings, and LI Elections, standing for elected positions and and committee membership.

– The LI College of Fellows comprises all Fellows (including Honorary Fellows) and Past Presidents, and its role is to assist in the delivery of the Institute’s objectives and development plan. A formal Steering Group has now been set up to represent the College of Fellows and provide a focus for action.

Use our Resources

– The Landscape Institute has documents on Green Infrastructure, Water, Housing, Public Health, and Liveability in the Policy section.

– In the Technical pages, technical guidance is available on BIM, GLVIA, Plant Health, and Visualisation.

– In the Member’s only area are LI reports such as the annual Communications Survey, the Employment and Salary Survey, and governance papers.

Get Involved

– The Landscape Institute has many different roles that suit all levels of experience and availability. Find out how to get involved, and what type of role will suit you in Get Involved.

– The LI Ambassador for Landscape scheme is an exciting opportunity for you to inspire the next generation of landscape architects, and to demonstrate the creative and rewarding career options open to them. We are looking to all LI Members to champion the profession and help enthuse the next generation of landscape professionals.

– Inspire the next generation of landscape architects through our new primary school scheme – The Playground Project. The LI are excited to announce the launch of a new education project sponsored by Canary Wharf Group. Based in Tower Hamlets, London, this hands-on schools project brings to life outdoor learning environments through a series of live activities, helping primary school pupils re-design their outdoor space and deliver aspects of the curriculum with the active support of a design expert. Each school will have the chance to win £5000 to implement an aspect of their design. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to inspire and educate students, future proofing the profession for the next generation.

– There are 12 regional branches of the LI across the UK. You are automatically a member of your local branch – find out what’s going on in your area through the branches page.

Connect with the Industry

– Every Thursday at 1pm the LI’s webinar series takes place, this is an excellent learning opportunity to hear from top landscape professionals discussing key issues, there is also a chance at the end to ask questions.

– Help encourage the next generation of landscape architects through the LI’s careers website, Be A Landscape Architect. There’s information on courses, funding, projects, job types and more.

– You can sign up for email alerts about new jobs as soon as they are advertised on our Jobs webpage. Or place an advert for recruitment.