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This certificate is designed especially for gardeners wishing to enhance their knowledge and skills relating to the residential garden environment. The impact of soil conditions are a critical aspect of this study program. Basic horticulture and botany are discussed as are principles of plant care to ensure optimum plant health. Learn about common plant pests, diseases and weeds, and effective management options. Begin to create beautiful and hardy landscapes through innovative residential garden design tactics and strategies.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successfully completing all required courses within this Certificate, students will be able to:

  • Define and apply best practices of horticultural science of landscape management within residential and commercial environments
  • Determine and analyze relevant and pertinent information from a variety of academic and industry resources with the intention of applying this information to the care of landscapes
  • Provide advice and guidance regarding horticultural practices to clients and/or horticultural professionals to ensure desired horticultural outcomes are met
  • Analyze and critique landscapes to provide best management practices

Additional Information

Upon completing the certificate, consider taking just three additional courses to earn the Horticulturist Diploma

If you would like additional information on this certificate or the diploma, please email our main office or phone us at 519-767-5000.