The National Collegiate Landscape Competition is the largest national competition and career recruitment event for college students studying horticulture and landscaping, with approximately 530 students from 41 colleges competing each year in 31 events.
Students demonstrate their skills in tree climbing, patio building, identifying horticulture specimens, skid steer operation, sales presentation, exterior/interior design, irrigation troubleshooting, wood construction, and more. They also meet with approximately 90 top industry companies at the Career Fair where they get exposure to different career paths.
Landscape and horticulture graduates are in high demand. The chronic workforce shortage in the landscape industry means there is plenty of opportunity for students to select their desired career paths and locations. The National Collegiate Landscape Competition brings students and companies together to build a strong future for the industry.