The Tyler School of Art and Architecture and its Landscape Architecture and Horticulture programs provide students the resources they need to create and succeed. Students will have access to the latest technology and design media, important connections to the gardens and greenhouse on the Ambler Campus, and opportunities to join student organizations.


The Ambler Campus Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Greenhouse

Located on Temple University’s suburban Ambler Campus, the Landscape Architecture and Horticulture programs' Greenhouse facilities contain a diverse collection of teaching and research plants, provide a controlled environment for student and faculty research projects, and enable plant forcing for Temple University’s yearly exhibit in the Philadelphia International Flower Show.

To get more information about the greenhouse, contact:

Benjamin Snyder

Greenhouse Horticulturist

(267) 468-8180



The Ambler Arboretum of Temple University

The Ambler Arboretum of Temple University is a historic public garden encompassing the 187-acre Temple University Ambler campus. Its mission is to serve as a living laboratory that promotes love and knowledge of horticulture, understanding of the relationship between people and the environment, and awareness of both the need for and means to achieve greater environmental responsibility. The grounds include a diverse range of learning gardens, from formal perennial gardens to a greenroof garden providing a rich diversity of experiences. Students, faculty and staff use the grounds for teaching and learning. Visitors are welcome to visit the arboretum and stroll the grounds. From full-credit degree programs to non-credit opportunities, to work and learn in our gardens, the Ambler Arboretum is the perfect environment for educational advancement.


Student Organizations

Temple University Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Association (LAHA)

This organization, which incorporates a Pennsylvania/Delaware Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), holds annual fundraising events, such as plant sales, and sponsors a student-mentoring program. LAHA consists of students actively involved in the Landscape Architecture or Horticulture major concerned about bettering their campus, community, and environment. Meetings are held monthly to discuss current issues, competitions, and plan various activities. Association-sponsored events include fundraisers and community volunteer work. Volunteer service includes watershed cleanups, community planting in conjunction with the local Civic Association, and support of incoming students through programs like the Freshman Trunk and Packet. 

Temple University Pi Alpha Xi National Honor Society (PAX)

This organization is a national honor society for students of Floriculture, Landscape, and Ornamental Horticulture. To be admitted to the society, a student must be a junior or senior, have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75, and have a grade point average of at least 3.0 in all horticulture courses. Pi Alpha Xi annually supports the Spring Plant Sale in conjunction with the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University, an event that dates back to the earliest days of the campus.

Temple University Society for Ecological Restoration Student Association (TU-SER)

The Society for Ecological Restoration is a national organization with a chapter at Temple University Ambler.  Comprised of students in the Master of Landscape Architecture program (MLArch) at Ambler, the organization focuses on promoting sustainability and protecting and preserving natural environments. The Temple University Society for Ecological Restoration Student Association was established in 2012 in Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA.  The Association meets weekly to discuss recent conferences, new developments in the field of ecological restoration, and recent group activities. Recently, the group created a native plant nursery and since organized a student-led record keeping system for the nursery.  Future activities include a speaker series, field trips to local restoration sites and native plant nurseries, and attendance at future SER regional and international conferences.

  • To join the Temple University Ambler Campus, SER Student Association contact Baldev Lamba at

The International Honor Society of Sigma Lambda Alpha for Temple University

This organization, the Alpha Rho Chapter, is a national honor society for Landscape Architecture students. It is the honor society for landscape architecture majors. To be admitted to the society, a student must be a junior or be in the fifth semester of their program and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2. A student who does not qualify in the junior year may be elected in the senior year. Students must be of junior standing to join this organization. 

Temple University Green Council

The Green Council is an eco-friendly coalition of student organizations that meets monthly to discuss sustainability initiatives on campus.  At Green Council meetings, representatives from an array of student organizations come together to share ideas and plan events aimed toward making Temple's campus a better place.  Any organization is welcome to attend Green Council meetings. Green Council began hosting a series of Potlucks with a Purpose, "a delicious monthly discussion with a crew of experts from the Philadelphia area," with each potluck focusing on a different campus related sustainability topic.  Events have featured topics such as composting on campus, Temple's Energy Conservation Campaign, migratory bird collisions, fair trade, student run cooperatives, local food and urban farming, vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and food justice. Each potluck features guest speakers to jumpstart the conversation followed by an open forum discussion.  These events are casual, free admittance, and open to all.