LANDSCAPE DESIGN PROGRAM
Garden Club of New Jersey
National Council of State Garden Clubs
The Garden Club of New Jersey offers courses at its Landscape Design School located at Holly House at Rutgers Gardens, in East Brunswick. For more information regarding Landscape Design Critic requirements and renewal of the Landscape Design Critic’s Certificate, please visit the Garden Club of New Jersey website at www.gardenclubofnewjersey.com or
The purpose of the program of Landscape Design of the National Council of State Garden Clubs from its beginning in 1952 has been to educate garden club members and the public to know good landscape architectural practice and to serve as guardians and critics of the natural and the man-made landscape. In 1958 Garden Club leaders and visionary educators in landscape architecture agreed the time had arrived for an educational program in landscape architectural design to be provided by National Council for its members in order to expedite attainment of the objective of this program. As a result, a series of Landscape Design Courses was planned and approved by National Council.
- Develop a greater appreciation and love for the natural countryside, which is our good fortune to have as our environs
- Develop a greater sense of pride in our private gardens and the general environment.
- Make changes in our surroundings so that they will be more beautiful, useful, convenient, ecologically sound and more easily maintained.