Landscape Architecture and Horticulture

Welcome to the Landscape Architecture and Horticulture programs at Temple University's Tyler School of Art and Architecture. These programs are dedicated to teaching landscape architecture and horticulture to aspiring students. Located just 15 miles north of Temple University's Main Campus in Philadelphia, our programs are part of the 187-acre Ambler Campus Arboretum. The campus is a living laboratory with a wonderful blend of charming historic gardens from the 1920s. The campus is also home to numerous other gardens and demonstration projects that reflect contemporary environmental concerns.

Undergraduate students have the option of taking some of their courses on Temple's Main Campus in Philadelphia, and some of their landscape architecture, botany and/or horticulture courses at Temple's Ambler Campus. Temple runs a free shuttle bus service between Main Campus and the Ambler Campus. The required Ambler Campus courses in the major are scheduled to coincide with the Ambler shuttle schedule. This allows students to have a great urban college campus experience while also benefiting from the hands-on learning in the arboretum and greenhouses for which the Ambler Campus programs are known. 

We offer accredited professional degrees at the Master's and Bachelor's levels in Landscape Architecture and Bachelor's and Associate's degrees in Horticulture. An ecologically based approach is at the heart of teaching for all programs. Our education model provides the basic knowledge, skills and mindset needed to prepare the next generation of professionals to address the emerging environmental and social challenges.

Along with the ecologically based curriculum, the unique aspects of our programs include the integration of art and science, hands-on learning and an intimate sense of community for students. Although our programs are small by university standards, they have a big reputation, presence and influence on the campus, university and the larger communities. Our proximity to Philadelphia, considered a major hub of horticulture and landscape architecture, is a wonderful resource for our programs. We interact with world-renowned firms and organizations and tap these resources for adjunct professors, speakers, guest critics, and for internships and employment opportunities for our students.

Our faculty and staff provide a supportive and safe learning environment where ideas can be formed, tested, and put into practice. We are committed to engendering a love of learning and cultivating creativity and innovation. Empowered with a vision for a better world, and confident in their knowledge, our students are prepared to be leaders in their professions. We invite you to get a first-hand look at our fabulous grounds, to meet our dedicated faculty and to talk with our enthusiastic students.



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Upcoming Events


  • Ambler Campus Celebrates the Class of 2020

    Temple University Ambler’s graduates are an exemplary group of diverse students who will soon begin the next chapter in their lives in a wide variety of fields, from l...

  • ASLA Honors Tyler's Tai for Contributions to Landscape Architecture

    In 2003, Lolly Tai, PhD, RLA, FASLA and professor of landscape architecture at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University was named a First Asian Amer...

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    This article originally appeared on Temple Ambler Campus's website here and was written by Jim Duffy, MSEd, Content Manager, Temple University Ambler and University Co...

  • Undergraduate
    Alumni Spotlight

    .........................Hanne Nilsberg.....

    Hanne Nilsberg

    It is the extremely rare student that comes to Temple University Ambler via Norway. Landscape Architecture senior Hanne Nilsberg is, fortunately, one of those rarities. “I discovered Temple University Ambler and Temple’s Landscape Architecture program on a list of programs provided by the Norwegian Landscape Architecture Association. I had been an exchange student in Florida and my family has traveled extensively in the United States, but I had never been to the Philadelphia region,” said Nilsberg, who graduated with her Bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture on May 9. “I loved how open and diverse Temple seemed and the landscape architecture program had a great reputation. Philadelphia also seemed like a great place with great opportunities to learn and grow.” Nilsberg said it was her father who introduced her to the idea of landscape architecture as a profession. More