The following key has been used to designate the type of program(s) offered at each school: A - graduate program; B - four-year program; C - two-year program; D - other, which includes one-year programs, short courses and related options.


School and Location Contact Information Course Information

Alfred College (D)
P.O. Box 580,
31 St. Paul Street
Alfred, ON
K0B 1A0

Contact: Nick Goursky
Tel: (613) 679-2218 ext. 503
Fax: (613) 679-2421
ngoursky [at] alfredc [dot] uoguelph [dot] ca
Algonquin College (C,D)
1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Nepean, ON
K2G 1V8
Contact: Tommy Wingreen
Tel: (613) 727-4723 Ext. 7138
Fax: (613) 727-7742
wingret [at] algonquincollege [dot] com

Horticultural Industries Diploma, two-year program

The diploma program incorporates key aspects of the evolving horticultural industries including sustainable urban agriculture, nursery production and management and urban and rural landscape design, installation and maintenance. Training takes place in the campus gardens and through a paid 12-week co-op placement.

Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning (D)
3199 Lakeshore Blvd. West
Toronto, ON
M8V 1K8

Tanya Olsen

Tel: (416) 675-6622 ext. 5941

Fax: (416) 252-8842
tanya [dot] olsen [at] humber [dot] ca

Horticulture Science Certificate, four-course program

The certificate program provides a solid foundation in order to successfully pursue a career in the horticulture industry. Topics include botany, plant identification, tree and shrub care, general culture of plants, and turf management.

Kemptville College – University of Guelph (C,D)
830 Prescott Street
Kemptville, ON
K0G 1J0
Contact: Claude Smith
Tel: (613) 258-8336 Ext. 61358
Fax: (613) 258-8285
csmith [at] kemptvillec [dot] uoguelph [dot] ca

Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship in Horticulture Technician, two-year program

Students will acquire a fundamental plant science background (soil science, plant identification, plant propagation), a grounding in business practices (business management, human resource management), and related practical skills (landscape construction, landscape design, nursery management).

Lambton College (D)
1457 London Road
Sarnia, ON
N7T 7K4

David Chamberlain

Tel: (519) 542-7751 ext. 3245
Fax: (519) 541-2418


Horticulture Apprenticeship, 12-week program

This program combines practical skills and applied study in the college greenhouse, construction laboratory and college grounds. In-school program runs primarily in the fall and winter. The program is designed for people employed at golf courses, landscape companies, greenhouses and nurseries and irrigation and fertilizer companies.

Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and School of Horticulture
(D- 36 month program)
PO Box 150
Niagara Falls, ON
L2E 6T2

Contact: Sue Clarke, James Smith
Tel: (905) 356-8554 ext. 223, ext. 255
Fax: (905) 356-5488

sclarke [at] niagaraparks [dot] com
jsmith [at] niagaraparks [dot] com

School of Horticulture Program, three-year program

The program is a blend of academic and practical work experience offered at the Botanical Gardens located at Ontario's Niagara Parks. Practical training is completed within the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, the Niagara Parks Greenhouses, and through a self-directed internship.

Ridgetown College (C)
120 Main Street East
Ridgetown, ON
N0P 2C0
Contact: John Zandstra
Tel: (519) 674-1500 ext. 63627
Fax: (519) 674-1600
jzandstra [at] ridgetownc [dot] uoguelph [dot] ca

Associate Diploma Program in Horticulture, two-year program

The program features practical, hands-on training in campus nursery, arboretum and greenhouse facilities. Students help design and build on-campus horticultural landscaping features and learn to identify many horticultural species. Summer internship positions available on campus.

Seneca College (C)
13990 Dufferin Street North
King City, ON
L7B 1B3
Contact: Ted Tom
Tel: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55159
Fax: (905) 833-2085
ted [dot] tom [at] senecac [dot] on [dot] ca

Environmental Landscape Management, two-year program

This program combines practical experience with co–op education and work–term placements. Graduates will find opportunities with landscape companies, horticultural nursery and greenhouse operations, municipal parks departments and conservation authorities, golf courses and tourist resorts.

Sir Sanford Fleming College (D)
Box 839
Haliburton, ON
K0M 1S0
Contact: Ted Brandon
Tel: (705) 749-5514
tbrandon [at] flemingc [dot] on [dot] ca
St. Clair College (C, D)
2000 Talbot Road West
Windsor, ON
N9A 6S4
Contact: John Lein
Tel: (519) 972-2727 ext. 4344
Fax: (519) 972-2743
jlein [at] stclaircollege [dot] ca

Landscape Horticulture, two-year program

This program has two streams. The Design/Construction stream focuses on landscape design, planning and installation. Horticulture focuses on the growing of plants. Students work on maintenance and installation of the college's 100 acre campus arboretum and at various other sites.

University of Guelph (D)
Open Learning and Educational Support
Johnston Hall room 160
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Contact: Steve Fleischauer ext. 53400
sfleisch [at] uoguelph [dot] ca
Tel: (519) 824-4120 ext. 53400
Fax: (519)-824-1112
Info [at] OpenEduoguelph [dot] ca

Maintaining Golf Courses Certificate (online studies) www.GuelphHort.com

Turf Managers’ Short Course  (4 week intensive training)  www.turfmanagers.ca 

Ontario Turfgrass Symposium (2 day conference) www.TurfSymposium.ca

University of Guelph (A,B,C)
Department of Plant Agriculture
1237 E.C. Bovey Building
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Contact: Rob Witherspoon ext 56886
Tel: (519) 824-4120 (switchboard)
Fax: (519) 766-1704
robwith [at] uoguelph [dot] ca

Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management, two-year program

The program utilizes the resources of the Guelph Turfgrass Institute, including faculty, staff, industry professionals and the grounds, workshop and laboratory facilities. Practical and scientific study is combined with a required summer work semester and prepares students for a career in golf course management, lawn care, sports field management, parks management or sod production.