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Study at the Faculty of Agriculture in Truro

Cumming Hall on the DalAC Campus
Located one hour from Halifax in Truro, NS, Dalhousie's Agricultural Campus is a great place to study, work and live.

Top 5 reasons to study Managed Landscapes at Dalhousie:

  1. Learn from pros in the field: Landscape professionals work here and others visit our campus in Truro, NS to lecture, do demos, and share experiences—creating on-the-spot networking opportunities.
  2. Knowledge and skill: Your education will provide you with a range of options for a life-long career, whether you aspire to be a garden writer, golf course superintendent, arborist or landscape company owner.
  3. The campus is your classroom: You’ll learn hands-on skills by working in our campus gardens, including the Rock Garden, Alumni Garden, and other specialized garden environments—and by designing and creating your own.
  4. Become a steward of the land: Lectures and field trips show you how to ensure the landscape is managed in a sustainable, eco-friendly manner so you can help increase biodiversity while supporting native plant populations, and keep a healthy living environment for future generations.
  5. Creative—and practical: You'll be able to explore your creative side, but train for a career in an ever-expanding field. The design and management of the green spaces in your community benefits everyone.

What Can I Do?


Find out just how many careers in horticulture there are—from managing a golf course or a nursery to being a landscape architect. Whatever your path, you’ll likely spend more time outdoors than in a traditional office.

What Will I Learn?


Through courses that range in topic from plant identification to landscape design, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore your interests and discover what you're really passionate about.