Attractively designed, healthy, and well-maintained, landscapes, gardens and grounds create a positive impression, establish a peaceful mood, and increase property values.
Many national companies recruit graduates from the Landscape Gardening program at Sandhills. The White House grounds are managed by two of our graduates. Another is head of the gardens at Monticello; and one is head of Reynolda Gardens. There are many horticulturists at the NC Zoo who are graduates of our program, as are the Arborist at Bartlett Tree Company, the city horticulturists for Laurinburg and Rockingham, and the Grounds Supervisor at Pinehurst Resorts.
Sandhills’ graduates find employment with garden centers, greenhouse operations, nurseries, and public or private gardens. They also often work with established landscape companies or become self-employed.
The Landscape Gardening Curriculum emphasizes intensive, practical, hands-on training in applied horticulture to reinforce classroom lecture on theory and technique.
Course work includes plant propagation, greenhouse and nursery plant culture, turf management, plant identification, arboriculture, diseases and pests of plants, and landscape planning, maintenance, and construction.
Graduates will be prepared for employment opportunities in applied horticulture related to landscape development and maintenance for residential and commercial operations. Graduates should be prepared to take the North Carolina Pesticide Applicator’s Examination and the North Carolina Certified Plant Professional Examination.
Because the use of computers is integral to this curriculum, some courses are delivered in an online format.
Dee Johnson, Coordinator
209 Steed Hall