The Certificate in Native Perennial Garden Design, offered by the Department of Architecture and Environmental Design (AED), provides information that enriches the residential planting design experience. Certificate courses provide learning experiences with fundamentals of horticulture, herbaceous plants, and planting design. The skills necessary for a well designed and maintained residential perennial garden will be gained from learning plant identification, cultural conditions, and appropriate use of plants and planting design.

This certificate is available to all undergraduate degree students and non-degree-seeking students. Consult an academic advisor about how the required courses fit into academic and career plans. The majority of courses are offered on the Ambler Campus.

Campus Location: Ambler

Program Code: TA-NPG-CERT

Contact Information

Sasha W. Eisenman, PhD, Architecture and Environmental Design Deparrment Chair
Tyler School of Art and Architecture
Dixon Hall, Room 201
580 Meetinghouse Road
Ambler, PA 19002

Kate Benisek, MALD, MLA, ASLA, Landscape Architecture Program Head
Tyler School of Art and Architecture
Dixon Hall, Room 206
580 Meetinghouse Road
Ambler, PA 19002

Learn more about the undergraduate certificate in Native Perennial Garden Design.


Credit certificates may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon satisfactory completion of the required credits for the specific topic area with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall. 

At least half of the courses required for the certificate must be completed at Temple University.

Note: The symbol after the course title indicates that the class is offered ONLY in the semester indicated.
(F) = offered only in fall semester
(S) = offered only in spring semester
Required Courses
HORT 1001Fundamentals of Horticulture2
LARC 11423
HORT 2221Herbaceous Plants I (F)3
HORT 2222Herbaceous Plants II (S)3
HORT 2666Designing with Perennials (S) 13
Total Credit Hours14

This course has a prerequisite(s).