What comes next?

So you’ve had a look at the different landscape professions and think one might be right for you. Great! Here’s what to do next.

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Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, by Grant Associates. Image credit: Grant Associates

Sign up to emails

Follow the Landscape Institute and #Chooselandscape on social media and sign up to our monthly email updates. You’ll:

  • get updates on what’s new in landscape
  • read blogs by industry professionals and students
  • watch films giving you the inside view
  • get expert tips on entering the profession
  • be first to hear about events and career opportunities

and lots more.

Get work experience

Getting some real life work experience is a win-win. It’ll make you better prepared for the future and make you more attractive to employers. If you’re not yet sure which aspect of landscape you’d like to specialise in, seeing what different jobs involve on a day-to-day basis is the best way to help you make up your mind. Have a look online for businesses near you. Then drop them an email to introduce yourself and find out what opportunities they have. Be sure to follow up with a phone call a few days later. It’s never too early to start networking and making connections in the industry.

Become a member of the Landscape Institute

You can become a student member of the Landscape Institute today – you don’t need to be enrolled on a course. Being a member will mean you’re first to know about landscape news, show unis and work experience recruiters you’re committed to a career in landscape, and give you exclusive discounts and offers.


See what courses are available

There are courses for all areas of landscape, from landscape architecture and urban design to environmental conservation and ecology. Each university course has its own focus and selling points – so now’s the time to do your research. Check that your course is accredited by the Landscape Institute. Accreditation is a mark of quality, so it helps you see which courses will best prepare you for a career in landscape.

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SLIC Skip garden - mobile gardens in the Kings Cross area. Image credit: Harrison Phair.© Landscape Institute

See what jobs are available

Check out the Landscape Institute jobs board to see what job opportunities are currently available. Even if you’re a long way off entering the world of work, it’s a good way to see the types of roles on offer and get a better idea of what you might want to do in the future. Have a look at the essential and desirable criteria employers are looking for and start building up your CV now.

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