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Job Description

A Landscape Architect will design and plan open spaces, this could be a green space within a city where people work, live and relax or where animals and plants can live and thrive. They will work will other professionals such as town planners, architects and civil engineers to create something that is sustainable and looks good.

Entry Requirements

You’ll need a degree that’s accredited by the Landscape Institute (LI) in a subject like:

  • landscape architecture
  • garden design
  • landscape design and technology
  • landscape planning
  • environmental conservation

If you already have a degree in a related subject like architecture, horticulture or botany, you may be able to take an LI accredited postgraduate course. 

The Landscape Institute also has more information on work experience and becoming a landscape architect.

Career Path and Progression

With experience, you could move on to a supervisory or management position, become a partner in a private practice, or set up your own practice.

You could also take a teaching qualification and become a lecturer in landscape architecture at a university.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Architect
  • Ecologist
  • Landscaper
  • Arboricultural officer
  • Rural surveyor

Required Skills

  • Good design skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • An interest in conservation and the environment
  • Practical skills
  • A good eye for detail

Starting Salary

£20,000 to £45,000

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