Environmental Landscape Horticulture

Why study Environmental Landscape Horticulture at Dal?

Create spaces people can connect to

Communities are searching for landscape horticulture experts to help soften urban streetscapes, preserve trees and natural spaces and to help create a more sustainable environment. You’ll gain insight into current ecological and landscape management topics and experience through applied learning, design, urban forest management and landscape project management.

Degree overview

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Technology, BTech
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture
Department: Department of Plant, Food and Environmental Sciences
Campus: Agricultural Campus, Truro
Program Length: 2 years
Program Start: September & January

What will I learn?

Completing the Faculty of Agriculture’s Diploma in Technology, Managed Landscapes satisfies the first two years of the Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Landscape Horticulture (or an equivalent program approved by Dalhousie). In this program, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with professionals in your area of interest, helping you to network with future employers and hone your skills.

This program allows you flexibility in choosing electives for your specialization. Areas of specialization include the golf industry, tree care, landscape construction or maintenance, horticulture therapy and nursery or greenhouse production.

Sample courses for two-year completion program:

  • Horticultural Therapy
  • Urban Tree Management
  • Design and Construction of Turf Facilities

Visit the Academic Calendar to view degree options and course details.

Careers and future study

Graduates of this Bachelor of Technology program are well prepared to meet the challenges of work in this dynamic industry. You’ll leave with a strong foundation focused on horticultural and environmental principles. After graduating, you may find yourself in one of the following careers:

  • municipal parks manager
  • greenhouse of nursery manager
  • utility/ power company arborist
  • landscape contractor or designer
  • urban forest manager

Admission requirements

Undergraduate admission requirements vary based on your previous education and your intended program of study at Dalhousie. Learn about our admissions requirements, book a campus tour, or connect with an advisor if you have questions about your eligibility for admission.

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