What will I learn?

The first two years of this Bachelor of Technology program are satisfied by the completion of the Faculty of Agriculture's Diploma in Technology Managed Landscapes, or an equivalent program at another institution, approved by Dalhousie.

During your two years at Dalhousie, 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 horticultural skills.

This program allows you flexibility in choosing electives for your specialization. These areas of specialization include the golf industry, tree care, landscape construction or maintenance, horticulture therapy and nursery or greenhouse production. 
The program has dedicated and knowledgeable staff, small class sizes and a campus rich in resources to enhance your horticulture education. In some courses, you might venture on field trips to other sites—from an old Hemlock forest in a suburb of Halifax to mine restoration areas near Windsor—giving you a broader perspective on the natural world and our place in it. You may choose to go farther afield, studying gardens in Europe.

Courses for the two-year completion program, include:

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Processes & Natural Landscape Functions
  • Introduction to Small Business
  • Horticulture Therapy
  • Design and Construction of Specialized Turf Facilities
  • Urban Tree Management
  • Watershed Management and Ecology
  • Greenhouse Production

Combining programs

Passionate about Environmental Landscape Horticulture but interested in exploring another area of study at the same time? You can do that in the Faculty of Agriculture.

As a student in the Horticulture program, you'll be able to broaden your career opportunities by choosing one of the following minors:

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Animal Science
  • Plant Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Pest Management
  • Agricultural Chemistry
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Aquaculture
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Mathematics

Visit the Academic Calendar for a list of our current course offerings

Learn more about the people who will be teaching you

Our faculty are a diverse group who love to share knowledge.

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Articulation Program

Through an articulation agreement between Dalhousie University's Faculty of Agriculture and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) in India, students who have successfully completed the first three years of their Bachelor of Technology degree at TNAU may complete their degree at Dal's Faculty of Agriculture.

Academic program details

Upon successful academic completion of the first three years of the program at one of TNAU’s five campuses, students are accepted to the BTech in Environmental Landscape Horticulture at Dal’s Faculty of Agriculture. To complete the degree, students study for three semesters in Truro.

This bachelor’s degree is focused on the development of industry-relevant and hands-on skills that students can apply to landscape maintenance activities/tasks. For TNAU students articulating into the Bachelor of Technology program with advanced standing, a customized calendar can be provided directly.


Students pay tuition to the institution where they are studying. Once students from TNAU arrive at Dal’s Faculty of Agriculture, they will pay international student fees. A number of targeted and general scholarships are available to assist students financially; all students are encouraged to determine their eligibility and apply.

Mutual benefits

This is an opportunity for students from India to become familiar with the North American university system and to experience doing a two-semester independent research project. This articulation program also benefits other students in the Faculty of Agriculture, as well as faculty and staff who learn about Indian agricultural practices and customs from the visiting TNAU students.

Future opportunities

Upon completing the BTech in Environmental Landscape Horticulture, TNAU students can return to India to begin their careers or to continue with academic studies in landscape-related fields. Graduates of the BTech program have successfully entered master’s programs at Dal's Faculty of Agriculture and at other universities across Canada.

Graduates will then be eligible to apply for a post-graduation work permit and gain work experience in Canada for a period of time approximate to that of their study program in Canada (i.e., three months).

Institution profiles

The Faculty of Agriculture, located in Truro, Nova Scotia, has more than 100 years of experience offering industry-focused post-secondary education. The Bachelor of Technology (BTech) degree is just one example of this. The BTech in Environmental Landscape Horticulture is a degree-level program accredited by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission. The Faculty of Agriculture is a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), located in Coimbatore, India and established in 1971, is one of the leading state agricultural universities in the country. Graduates from TNAU have pursued advanced university training around the world. TNAU holds 36 agro-technology research stations and 14 farm science outreach centers.