What is the structure of the Landscape Institute?

The Landscape Institute is run by a dedicated team of staff and governed by a Board of Trustees, an Advisory Council and several committees. The Board and Council are the public faces of the landscape profession, that engage and collaborate with members and key stakeholders to gain valuable insight and help ensure the profession’s continued relevance and success.

Its members are divided into two categories, the corporate and the non-corporate members.
Corporate members
  • Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI)
  • Fellow of the Landscape Institute (FLI)
  • Technician.
Non-corporate members
  • Associates (previously called ‘licentiates’)
  • Academic members and fellows
  • Students
  • Honorary fellows
  • Retired members
  • Affiliate members
  • Supporters.

The Board of Trustees

It has legal responsibility for the Landscape Institute, and its members are:

  • Five honorary officers (elected by LI members) including the LI’s President, Vice-President, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Secretary and either the President Elect or Immediate Past President (in alternate years)
  • Chair of each of the LI’s three standing committees (Education and Membership, Technical, and Policy and Communications)
  • Four trustees who are selected by the Board’s according to the skills needed.

The Board meets five times a year.

The LI Advisory Council

The council’s role is to represent members and to help set the LI’s strategic objectives. Council meets three times a year, and has up to 30 council members made up of:

  • Five honorary officers
  • Three standing committee representatives (Education and Membership, Technical, Policy and Communications)
  • 12 branch representatives
  • Seven directly elected corporate members
  • Two directly elected licentiate members
  • One directly elected student member.

LI standing committees

The three standing committees (Education and Membership, Policy and Communications, and Technical) advise on and help implement the main areas of the LI’s activity.

Each committee chair sits on the LI’s Board of Trustees, and each committee also has a representative on council. Various subcommittees and working groups lead on specialised areas of work.


The Charter and By-laws also set out the various divisions, sub-divisions and specialisms of Landscape Architecture:

  • Landscape Design Division
  • Landscape Management Division
  • Landscape Science Division.

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