Landscape Design and Management


Landscape Design and Management Option

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The landscape design and management option will prepare you to design landscapes and manage landscape plants that provide cultural, ecological, and production functions. This option includes courses in plant identification and selection, design, construction, and installation. You will learn to identify plants and their functional and aesthetic benefits in the landscape, how to use those plants in a design that enhances and sustains our quality of life, and how to communicate plans for transforming the landscape. You will also learn gain technical knowledge needed to install and manage landscape plants using systems thinking.

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Career Opportunities

A wide variety of career paths is available with an option in Landscape Design and Management. Careers are possible as a(n):

  • Business owner, contractor, or manager working in design, installation, and management of private and commercial landscapes
  • Sales or product manager working with plants and hardscape elements
  • Educator in different venues such as botanical gardens, arboreta, Extension, community colleges, and universities
  • Plant researcher in areas such as plant selection, use, and management


Internships are key components of your academic experience. They allow you to explore different areas of horticulture, make connections with future employers, and experience a professional work environment. Two internships are required for graduation. Landscape Design and Management internships are available across Nebraska and the United States. Recent student internships include:

  • Brookside Gardens
  • Campbell’s Nursery and Garden Center
  • Cutting Edge Landscapes
  • DJ’s Landscape Management
  • Greenlife Gardens
  • Heritage Nursery
  • Kinghorn Gardens
  • Land Escapes
  • Lincoln Landscaping
  • Milaeger's
  • Mulhall’s Nursery
  • Robert's Nursery
  • UNL Landscape Services
  • UNL Research
  • UNL Teaching Assistant
  • Urban Trail Gardens
  • Vlcek Gardens
  • Yankee Hill Landscape Company

Undergraduate Student Services

Anne Streich

Anne Streich

Undergraduate Advisor
362D Plant Sciences Hall, East Campus
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Tyler Quick

362H Plant Sciences Hall, East Campus