Available Fall '24 Horticulture Courses

You enjoy working outdoors and don’t mind getting your hands dirty. Gardening and growing plants is important to you and you’d like to improve your horticulture and landscape design skills to have the garden you’ve always dreamed of. Perhaps you enjoy making outdoor spaces functional and beautiful so much that you’d like to explore it as a career option. Or better yet, you’re already working in the industry but need credentials to advance your career.

Whatever your situation, horticulture studies at the University of Guelph will provide you with a high-quality education that is meaningful and practical in the real world. Our programs feature newly developed and enhanced courses, an improved student online learning experience, and a program structure that allows you to tailor your studies to your personal and professional learning goals. Courses are taught by industry experts and are delivered entirely online so you can enjoy the convenience and flexibility of studying at a time and place that works for you, from anywhere in the world. 

What's New?

We are thrilled to launch our new Horticulture Certificate, Horticulture Diploma, Landscape Design Certificate, and Landscape Design Diploma. These programs feature the ability for you to customize your learning and specialize within a field. You can expect an engaging, practical online learning experience that will meet your professional and personal goals and interests.

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Horticulture Diploma

Dig deeper and enhance your knowledge and skills of residential gardens, urban spaces and small public recreational areas.


Landscape Design Diploma

Explore design theories and practices to provide informed solutions and meaningful landscape designs.



Horticulture Certificate

Improve your skills related to plant care principles, soil conditions, plant science, pests, diseases and weed management.


Landscape Design Certificate

Create vibrant outdoor living environments. Enhance your aptitude for effective landscape design and creation.


Maintaining Golf Courses Certificate

Develop practical and applied skills to design, construct and manage golf courses and turf.


Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certificate

Choose agricultural practices that are environmentally sound and productive.


Sustainable Urban Horticulture Certificate

Learn how to maximize gardens and green spaces to promote natural biodiversity.


Turf Managers' Short Course Certificate

The most successful and highly-valued turf managers' short course in Canada.

Are you a Current Student?

The horticulture program changed in the fall of 2019. Current students who completed at least one course before September 2019 will be able to continue to complete their intended certificate or diploma from the previous program. View further information on completing your current certificate or diploma.

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