College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Plant Science & Landscape Architecture

Landscape Management

Landscape Management trains students for management positions in the landscape industry. 

This program has been discontinued beginning in the Spring of 2019; the minor is still available.

Interested in the minor?

Please check out the Landscape Management Minor page!

Landscape Management trains students for management positions in the landscape industry. The curriculum combines plant science, design and business management courses enabling graduates to meet the challenges of careers in the green industry.


The curriculum provides a strong foundation in the plant sciences, which in combination with business management courses enables graduates to meet the challenges of industry, public horticulture, and entrepreneurship. Incorporated throughout the program are opportunities to become exposed to professional representatives from the horticulture and landscape management fields.

Areas of Interest

  • Landscape horticulture
  • Landscape business management
  • Landscape design/build
  • Project management

Career Opportunities

The landscape management industry is a multi-billion industry. Recent mergers have resulted in the development of landscape management corporations with career opportunities throughout the United States. These corporations have also become multifaceted with divisions in design/build, maintenance and environmental design. The rapid expansion of the industry has created a strong demand for management personnel. Students graduating from the University of Maryland Landscape Management Program may pursue a career as any of the following:

  • Landscape managers responsible for commercial property maintenance and enhancements.
  • Landscape project managers for residential and commercial landscape and development.
  • Landscape designers for commercial and residential landscapes, seasonal color displays, and landscape enhancements.
  • Environmental managers for mitigation project development and subsequent monitoring.
  • Horticulture division managers for botanical gardens and zoos with responsibilities for plant collection acquisition, management, and displays.
  • Park department supervisors responsible for landscape development and management.

Want more information?

Fill out a request form or email us for more information! Ready to apply? Learn more here!

Dr. Mark Carroll
Associate Professor, Director for ENSP,
& Advisor


Are you transferring from a community college?

You should also check out our Transfer Students page.

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