Question:

What education do you need to be a landscape designer?

4 August, 2021 Jeanice Paris 6

Answers (6):

  • AUTHOR: ROY MOTSINGER
    10 August, 2021

    That depends on what you want to do with your career. Interior design is a possible option, as is landscape architecture or horticulture. There are many options available to someone interested in the aesthetic side of landscaping and these are all primarily based around two paths: interior design (with an emphasis on plants) and landscape architecture (with an emphasis on other areas of the space). The education required varies depending on which path you take, but before making any decisions it's best to research each area well so that you can make an informed decision about what will interest and challenge you most.

  • AUTHOR: JONATHAN PEKAR
    10 August, 2021

    This is a very important question to ask. Even if you have no formal training in landscape design, an appreciation for the management of our natural environment will be an invaluable asset to any commercial or residential project we do together. It's also good to know what qualifications you'll need because getting them can help put your mind at ease about whether this job is the right one for you.

  • AUTHOR: PETER LANZ
    10 August, 2021

    It depends who you're working for. Landscape designers work in a range of industries, from the military or industrial zones to open spaces like parks and golf courses. Generally, a college degree is not required to get started since many landscape designers have been self-taught or worked their way up from positions like park maintenance workers. However, if the company will allow it, almost any four year degree with an emphasis on landscaping and horticulture can be pursued as long as some art design education is also included. An interior design education is also beneficial for anyone wanting to pursue architecture because most landscape architecture programs are geared towards building architects rather than those tending plants.

  • AUTHOR: DONALD SERNA
    10 August, 2021

    For the most part, interior designers with landscape design skills are self-taught, but there is a great demand for those who can offer both skills. Those with an education in landscape design might find it more challenging to get their foot in the door at larger companies where they would have to compete against graduates of formal programs. However, landscapes are seen as living spaces by many and so any designer with the makeup could be successful if they're able to adjust their techniques towards this end goal. This means that virtually anyone could become successful in this field or branch out into unrelated fields such as residential architecture focr commercial architecture should they not want the risk taking on projects all on their own.

  • AUTHOR: ROBERT REDNER
    10 August, 2021

    A landscape designer may have interior design experience, but they don't need it. Interior designers work with interiors of buildings as a whole, and landscape designers are often specifically hired to do floors, walls or entire rooms in an apartment. At the same time- some people consider that with our modern way of luxury living- both professions may overlap a lot.
    This being said, if you do not have formal education in architecture or engineering- you should first learn those subjects before taking on the demanding job of a landscape designer. Additional courses that can help is surveying (to measure and plan), carpentry (for building structures) and many more - just talk about your speciality to find out what's right for you.

  • AUTHOR: TERRY GUILLEMETTE
    10 August, 2021

    The first thing you should know is that there's rarely a design profession that doesn't require some background knowledge and experience in another field. Interior designers need to understand colors, fabrics, finishes, and spatial awareness. Landscape designers need to know trees and plants as well as how they grow; have an understanding of the importance of water; and desire for people's needs to be met through outdoor space.