To that question, I have to give several answers. There are different degrees of study for this profession, which is very poorly protected.
Recently, the gardener became a landscaper (which is normal since he works in the landscape) and, as a result, the design offices had to be different. As a result, we have seen a number of new “names” appear as landscape planners, gardeners and landscapers, and I certainly forget some.
The landscape architect has a diploma that certifies certain skills as the apprentice landscaper will have at the end of his studies a certificate. Many are mostly self-taught like me, and in this regard, in my defense, I would like to explain that I never had the slightest regret to consider myself a full-fledged landscape architect, This is to the extent that I can say that creativity is not taught at school and proof of this is with the very best landscapers on the planet who have given me this same path.
To conclude this chapter, I will make a comparison with the starry chefs who make our gastronomy known around the world. All these big names are nothing more or less than creative people, who have learnt from their grandmother for some, from their former bosses for others…. and the others … a little less starry, also make food… with a little less creativity.