Interior landscape contracting includes design, installation and management of indoor landscapes. The best professional opportunities tend to be concentrated in large urban centers, however; there are still interior landscape firms in small and medium-sized urban centers.
Interior landscaping is the practice of designing, arranging, and caring for living plants in enclosed environments. Similar to outdoor landscapes, interior landscapes provide spaces with ornament, color, sculptural elements, focal points, and an overall pleasant environment.
Floral design and supply has also become a popular career path for many BYU Plant & Landscape Systems students. As with landscape design, sales and people skills are critical to Floral Design since most interior landscapes are in highly trafficked areas.
Students interested in this field should do the following three things:
- Enroll in floral design (PWS 112) and Interior landscapes (PWS 213) as early as possible.
- Work for the Interiorscape Crew (contact Tegwin Ellingson at 801-422-5509) on BYU Grounds and/or the PWS Department Greenhouses (contact Earl Hansen at 801-422-6209). You can also work as a teaching assistant for the floral and interior design professor, Nora Hunter.
- Complete an internship with an interior landscape contractor or Garden Center that has a strong focus on houseplants.