With increasing regularity, people are choosing to enjoy outdoor spaces where they live, work, and play. Landscape designers and architects help bring these outdoor spaces to life for families, businesses, and municipalities. They are creative visionaries who have the right expertise – and eye – to know where to place flowers, shrubs, trees, pools, patios, sidewalks, and more to create the best form and function for an outdoor space. Some designers and architects work within a professional landscape firm or at a garden center while others work for themselves or for a municipality. If you are creative and have an eye for detail, are committed to sustainability practices and the environment, enjoy working with people and love plants, this might be an ideal career option to consider.
Landscape Designer Essentials
- Medical coverage
- Paid vacation time
Four year college degrees are required, generally in landscape design or landscape architecture
*Median salaries and benefits should be used as a guide. Actual compensation is influenced by location, type of business, employee’s experience, etc. and benefits vary among employers.
Chris Andrews, Landscape Designer
Growing up, Chris never knew that jobs in the horticulture field existed. She took an entrance level horticulture class in college and discovered she didn't have to be confined to a desk job.