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Landscape and Architecture

Landscape architecture is the design of outdoor spaces in particular parks, gardens and landscapes for large houses. Landscape architects work with the built and natural environment to create public spaces, green spaces, roof gardens, wildlife habitats, parks and gardens. Landscape Architects have to have a passion for bringing people and the natural world together.

Colour photograph showing hedges cut into rounded shapes with flat tops and a flagstone path in grass.  Behind are trees shaped to fine points at the  top.
York Gate Kitchen Garden, Leeds

As a Landscape Architect you might work on:

  • Developing new houses, shopping centres or high street landscapes
  • Designing new flood defences or other schemes to reduce pollution and environmental and wildlife disasters
  • Creating spaces for people to meet, relax, play etc.
  • Renovating or recreating historic landscapes.