Undergraduate Certificate in Landscape Plants

Immerse yourself in the areas of horticulture and an intensive learning experience in both woody and herbaceous landscape plants with a Undergraduate Certificate in Landscape Plants in Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture. Learning the names and usage of plants provides a deeper understanding of horticulture and the art of landscape architecture for anyone interested in gardening and landscaping. For the professional, it provides the essential knowledge of plants needed to design high-quality landscapes for clients. For the hobbyist, it provides information that enriches the gardening experience. 

This undergraduate certificate is available to all undergraduate degree students and non-degree-seeking students. Consult an academic advisor about how the required courses fit into academic and career plans. 

Most courses for the Certificate in Landscape Plants are offered on the Ambler Campus. 


Students who pursue the Landscape Plants Undergraduate Certificate may take advantage of Temple’s suburban Ambler Campus, home to 

  • a 187-acre arboretum; 

  • design build studio workshop; 

  • gardens;

  • greenhouses; 

  • labs and studios; and

  • technology center with computers, printers, plotters, software and 3D-printing capabilities. 

Temple’s urban Main Campus in Philadelphia—a top city in the nation for green storm water infrastructure (GSI) projects—includes AR/VR design stations, dedicated studio space for undergraduate and graduate students, design studios, digital fabrication tools, exhibition, lectures, studio review spaces, a woodshop facility, and more.  

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Classes & Curriculum

The Undergraduate Certificate in Landscape Plants comprises coursework in horticulture, landscape architecture and planning. Students can expect to take the following courses. 

  • Fundamentals of Horticulture 

  • Herbaceous Plants I 

  • Herbaceous Plants II 

  • Woody Plants I 

  • Woody Plants II 

Learn more about the coursework for this program

Related Undergraduate Degrees

  • Associate of Science in Horticulture 

  • Bachelor of Science in Horticulture 

  • Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture 

Related Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Landscape Architecture 

Minors and Certificates

  • Minor in Ecological Planning and Design 

  • Minor in Environmental Horticulture 

  • Minor in Landscape Studies 

  • Minor in Sustainable Food Systems 

  • Certificate in Environmental Sustainability 

  • Certificate in Horticultural Therapy 

  • Certificate in Native Perennial Garden Design 

  • Certificate in Sustainable Food Systems

Internships & Opportunities

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, the Society for Ecological Restoration and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.  


Pursuing a certificate in the field of landscape architecture will teach you how to be a dynamic thinker and problem-solver—two of the most valued skills that today’s employers seek in new hires. Art and design programs teach creative ways of seeing, thinking and making. 

Students learn versatility and technical skills while becoming adept in traditional practice and new technologies. Students enter a competitive workforce at the head of the pack, ready to use their skill sets and creativity to tackle society’s toughest challenges. 

Tyler career coaches specialize in the types of jobs available in the arts and built environment, mentoring students on everything from cover letters to interviews to career advice.  

Temple’s Career Center is another resource that empowers students to find pathways to future success. The Career Center offers comprehensive career development services, from résumés and interviews to finding internships and jobs. 

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Certificate Program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. You can view the full Cost of Attendance breakdown on the Student Financial Services website.

These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $17,976.00 per year
Out-of-state: $32,376.00 per year


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