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Additional Contact Information

If you have questions regarding course requirements, you may contact:
  • David Sauter, Program Director (650) 949-7427
  • Dan Svenson, Horticulture Faculty (650) 949-7402
  • BH Division office, (650) 949-7249
  • Environmental Horticulture & Design Job Posting Board
  • Foothill College
    Main Campus Phone Number: (650) 949-7777
  • Mailing address:
    Environmental Horticulture & Design Foothill College 12345 El Monte Road Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

The Foothill College Environmental Horticulture and Design program is particularly well known for the landscape design and construction portions of our curriculum. We have won numerous awards including accolades for our large display garden entitled “Urban Waves” at the centennial San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. The six awards received for this floor garden included:
  • The Thomas Church Design Cup - Gold Medal
    Overall excellence in landscape design
  • The People's Choice - Gold Medal
    Favorite garden as voted by the public
  • Pacific Horticulture Magazine Award - Gold Medal
    Demonstrating the regional nature of garden design
  • The Palette Award - Gold Metal
    Most skillful use of color
  • The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Garden Award - Gold Metal
    Most successful use of plants in a well-designed landscape
  • Foliage Award - Silver Metal
    Best garden featuring plants for their foliage

Other awards from the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show include:

  • Exceptional / Outstanding Educational Exhibit (2003, 2002, 2001, & 1999)
  • Garden Vignette (1999) - Gold Medal (Best Landscape Design)

Each year the Environmental Horticulture and Design program also conducts special events for the public as well as for our students. Some of these events include seasonal plant sales and an annual spring garden tour and pot-luck.

Students also participate in a variety of special committees related to the use and development of our facilities. Examples are the Herb and Perennial Garden Committee, the Nursery and Plant Sale Committee, and the Composting Committee. Each committee provides an opportunity for student interaction and sharing.

Lastly, within the next few years, new facilities for the department will be built on campus. These will include new classrooms, greenhouse, construction lab building, lath-house, and completely new outdoor facilities and gardens. Please join us as we move forward with our new curriculum and plan for our new facilities.

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Horticulture Residential Employment

Are you searching for someone to do residential design work, fine gardening or create plans for layout and planting of gardens and landscapes?

One of our students might be able to help you out.

Download and complete the Horticulture Residential Employment Form and let us help you find the right student for the task.

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