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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 617.585.0135. Individuals seeking advising should contact the director of the Landscape Institute at email@example.com or at 617.585.0110
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Certificates & Degrees
Learn more from the LI
Check out LI Student Pamela Hartford's article on 10 Landscape Design Projects That Turn Damaged and Neglected Spaces Into Healthy, Beautiful Environments!