Garden and Landscape Architecture

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Dutch programme

Landscaping the environment as a response to global issues

Our Bachelor of Garden and Landscape Architecture (BSc) revolves around the design, planning and management of public outdoor areas. Everywhere in the world, open spaces are regularly redesigned and adapted in order to serve a new, improved purpose and contribute to ecological sustainability , be it in urban or rural areas. The terms urban design and outdoor design are nowadays well-known terms, gaining in worldwide importance. In order to make the most of our outdoor spaces and ensure they will be used by the public, they need to be redesigned, renovated and made more appealing. In order to achieve that, new parks and market places are built in cities, old town quarters are renovated and rural areas are adapted to fulfil a different purpose. Next to general landscape design, professional garden design is also increasing in popularity, which constitutes a recognition of the importance of nature and greenery for human health. In all these and other areas, a garden and landscape architect can contribute to a more sustainable and aesthetically pleasing living environment. The Bachelor in Garden and Landscape Architecture teaches you how to convert landscaping ideas, designs and plans into reality. This is an exciting but also challenging study programme, which will teach you how to find appropriate solutions to complex landscape and garden architecture questions. The programme revolves around topics such as water, soil, nature, art, history and geography, but also focuses on construction, site planning and management, design, materials and planting. With a Bachelor’s degree in Garden and Landscape architecture, you will be able to find work in the entire chain of processes involved in landscaping our environment, from designing and planning to managing a site.

The language of instruction of the Bachelor of Garden and Landscape Architecture (BSc) and its professional fields is Dutch and taught part-time or fulltime. The location is the VHL campus in Velp.


Information about this programme:

EEA€ 2,060 a year
NON-EEA€ 8,650 a year
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Eight students will be visiting China

Students VHL go on a journey to China

10-04-2017 • In April 2017 eight Van Hall Larenstein students will be visiting the Garden Valley resort in Liyang in China. It will be the third visit of Van Hall Larenstein students to Liyang.  read more

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Three VHL-projects nominated for LC Awards

inner city Leeuwarden

08-06-2015 • Three projects by VHL students are nominated for the LC Awards 2015. LC Awards is an initiative by the Leeuwarder Courant. The newspaper wants to show the most valuable projects by students of vocational trainings and master trainings to the public.  read more

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VHL Golden Globe for veggie kebab

Winners VHL Golden Globes 2015

27-05-2015 • On Thursday 21 May ten students’ projects competed for the much sought-after VHL Golden Globes, the internal students’ competition of VHL University of Applied Sciences. The 2015 edition showed a wide and colourful range of projects.  read more

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Dare to dream

Ivan de Wit with meal

After his study Ivan de Wit worked for a short time at H+N+S Landschapsarchitecten in Utrecht. He wanted to move back to Brabant, so he looked for another good and challenging job. He found one at Grontmij Eindhoven.  read more

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Not just the big picture, but the details too


If you’re planning on visiting the Veluwe, you’re bound to see one of the wildlife observation posts designed by Simon Marsman, third-year student of Garden Architecture at VHL University of Applied Sciences.  read more

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Gardening in Dubai

Hans Penders, Garden and Landscape Architecture student in Velp followed a half year internship in the wealthy city of Dubai.  read more

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From creation to realisation

Robbert-Jan Legtenberg, student Garden and Landscape Architecture

Robbert-Jan Legtenberg is a third year student of Garden and Landscape Architecture at VHL University of Applied Sciences.  At the moment he is doing his work placement at West 8.  read more

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