Study at the Faculty of Agriculture in Truro
Top 8 reasons to study Environmental Landscape Horticulture at Dalhousie:
- Urban and rural opportunities: All communities are searching for landscape horticulture experts to help soften urban streetscapes, preserve trees and natural spaces, and help create more sustainable enviroments.
- Science as the foundation: Our program's unique focus provides you with a balance between art and the science of environmental horticulture.
- Study in a living lab: The campus is home to some of the most diverse plant collections in the Atlantic region, including our Alumni Garden, Rock Garden, and Native Plant Garden.
- Make positive change: Your lab activities improve the campus, both environmentally and aesthetically, and the skills you learn will help you make improvements to the larger community when you graduate.
- Push the practice forward: Courses and projects teach you the “hows” and “whys” of the field, readying you to join the profession. Community service learning provides you with documented experience in your field. Projects have included municipal tree inventories, creation of hospital healing gardens, and tree protection practices.
- Interdisciplinary atmosphere: Your home department is Environmental Sciences, so you benefit from relationships with others whose subjects, such
as biosciences, chemistry, biology, botany, ecology and eco-physiology, are linked to yours.
- Industry placement: During the summer, you’ll learn real-world job skills from industry professionals who may also hire you as part of their team.
- Study in the great outdoors: How many students can say their classes take place under the big, blue sky—or in a springtime shower or an autumn gale? Take advantage of your opportunity to visit gardens in
Europe as part of a course.