The American Society of Landscape Architects defines Landscape Architecture as:
“The art and science of analysis, planning, design, management, preservation, and rehabilitation of the land. The scope of the profession includes site planning, garden design, environmental restoration, town or urban planning, park and recreation planning, regional planning and historic preservation. Practitioners share a commitment of achieving a balance between preservation, use and management of the country’s resources.”
Landscape architects use their technical and artistic talent to plan and design the built environment. They are in essence, “stewards of the land”.