Our Garden Design Program takes a practical approach to gardens and landscapes by looking at the process involved in layouts and planting as well as the art of garden design. The required courses have been designed to be relevant for both beginners and avid gardeners. They give you the opportunity to work with current horticulture professionals as you build the knowledge and skills you need to design, install and maintain gardens in Ontario. Some courses offer field trips for enriched learning experiences.
This program is offered by George Brown College Continuing Education in partnership with the Toronto Botanical Garden.
You will need to dedicate a reasonable amount of time to coursework outside of class hours.
For those who are new to the industry, career options typically include entry-level garden designer positions. Experienced garden designers may see career development through updated skills.
Once you have completed all the requirements of this program with a cumulative grade average of B (73%) or better, you can request to receive a certificate of completion.
Core Courses (Four)
This is the recommended completion order:
- GNRL 9218 Introduction to GardeningOnline Option
- GNRL 9219 Garden Design 1Online Option
- GNRL 9243 Garden Design 2Online Option
- GNRL 9269 Horticulture: Woody and Herbaceous PlantsOnline Option