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LI Instructor Gary Koller

LI Instructor Elizabeth Eustis; Landscape History

Change Your Environment Today: horticulture, design, stewardship, preservation, design business.

The Landscape Institute

The Landscape Institute offers courses, workshops, and special programs in landscape design, stewardship, history, horticulture, sustainability, and preservation. Our mission is to provide a broad understanding of the natural and cultural influences that shape the designed and built environment to prepare students for leadership in landscape design, stewardship, and preservation action.

Areas of Study
The program integrates design, history, and horticulture studies through:

  • Studio-oriented approaches that integrate artistic, theoretical, and practical skills
  • Small class sizes
  • Seminar-style and participatory learning
  • Flexible course sequencing and enrollment options...more.

Program Updates

Fall 2015 Landscape Institute Certificate Courses and Equivalencies

Please note original and new course numbers; course schedules, time and day, are posted through the registrar. Registration will be open Tuesday, August 11, 2015; be sure to complete your registration by Friday, August 14. For registration assistance, contact the registrar at registrar@the-bac.edu.

Contact Maria Bellalta at maria.bellalta@the-bac.edu or Aidan Ackerman at aidan.ackerman@the-bac.edu with any further questions.

As of August, 2014, The Landscape Institute (LI) is no longer housed within the department of Professsional and Continuing Education and is now administered by the School of Landscape Architecture. New students are not currently being accepted into the certificate program, but courses remain open to the public for their enjoyment and education. 

Registration periods have changed.  Registration is open the week prior to the start of classes, both at the beginning of the semester and before second-half semester courses. Questions relating to registration or transcript requests may be emailed to registrar@the-bac.edu, or call 617.585.0135.

Landscape Institute News

Congratulations to recent LI landscape design graduate Ruth Riske for being elected the incoming president of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD). APLD is a great resource and network group for landscape designers. 

Congratulations to LI/Radcliffe graduate Arleyn Levee, who was made an honorary member of the ASLA this fall in recognition for her contributions to landscape design history. 

Join the Landscape Institute LinkedIn group to be a part of the larger conversation. This group includes LI students and graduates as well as professionals associated with the LI over its 60-year history. Enjoy the benefits of connecting with the LI community and bringing the network together. 

Professional Opportunities

Jobs with Laurel Design Group, Laurel Garden Design

This organic landscape company owned by alumna Darcy Paige is looking to hire a team leader as well as gardeners.

  • Team Leader: 2–4 years of experience in all aspects of horticulture; a creative eye; able to lead, train and inspire a crew; clean driving record. Full time. For details, contact 781.856.9841
  • Gardener/Horticulturalist: Minimum 1–2 years of experience, reliable, own transportation, able to lift 50–75 pounds, good communicator. For details, call 781.856.9841.

Greenhalgh Gardens, based in Cambridge, MA is looking to hire landscape gardeners/horticulturalist. Contact mlynch2006@verizon.net for details.

Summer and Fall internships with the Olmsted Center, National Parks Service

Landscape design summer internships with Charles River Watershed Association

Summer Horticulture internship with the Trustees of Reservations

Garden Internships at Tower Hill Botanical Garden


Click here to see course offerings! Registration is open the week before classes start.