The Landscape Architecture and Horticulture programs at Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University share a vision of inspiring the next generation of professionals to lead the transformation of natural and built environments; and creating places that are ecologically sound, socially equitable and resilient, while addressing the challenges of climate change.
Both programs advance innovation and excellence through hands-on learning and research, incorporating field-based classes facilitated by Temple's 187-acre Ambler Arboretum and Campus and the resources of a large, public research university of Temple’s urban Main Campus. Through design studios and site visits across the mid-Atlantic region, landscape architecture students learn to ‘analyze, plan, design, manage, and nurture the built and natural environments.’ Horticulture students study and apply a broad curriculum in core sciences, plant identification, propagation and production in Temple Ambler’s greenhouse, gardens and landscapes.
Located in the greater Philadelphia region—a city and region known for its public horticulture and leading landscape architecture firms—students have access to world-renowned firms and organizations, as well as robust faculty, alumni and professional networks, which position students for internships and employment opportunities.
- Temple’s suburban Ambler Campus, home to a 187-acre arboretum, greenhouses, gardens, labs and studios, a design build studio workshop, and a technology center with computers, printers, plotters, software and 3-D printing capabilities
- Temple’s urban Main Campus in Philadelphia—a top city in the nation for green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) projects—includes design studios, classrooms, digital fabrication tools, a woodshop, AR/VR design stations and more
- Dedicated studio space for undergraduate and graduate students
- Exhibition, lecture, and studio review spaces to engage in extracurricular professional and learning activities
Regional Opportunities and Experiences
Landscape architecture and horticulture students take advantage of the region’s broad range of opportunities for professional advancement and civic engagement, including connections to organizations like the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS).
Philadelphia Flower Show
Carrying on a decade-long tradition, students in landscape architecture and horticulture collaborate to create an exhibit for the annual Philadelphia Flower Show. Landscape architecture students design and construct the exhibit in the junior Design Build Studio while horticulture students support the preparation and forcing of exhibit plants in elective classes. Exhibits submitted by Tyler have consistently earned top awards.
Student organizations include chapters of the ASLA and SER, as well as Pi Alpha Xi (the national horticulture honor society) and Sigma Lambda Alpha (the international honor society for landscape architecture).