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Colleges & Universities

Do you picture yourself working surrounded by nature and enhancing the environment? A career in the parks and horticulture industry is just that. Working independently and alongside professionals protecting green spaces and creating beautiful gardens or landscapes. The first step toward this career is learning more about this trade so you can be successful. Below are many of the colleges and universities in Ontario that offer programs related to the parks and horticulture industry. 

Algonquin College
1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, ON
(613) 727-4723

Horticulture Industries Diploma – 2 yr

Horticulture Technician Apprentice – 2 yr

Brock University
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines, ON
(905) 688-5550

Biological Sciences

Cambrian College
1400 Barry Downe Rd, Sudbury, ON P3A 3V8
(705) 566-8101

Environmental Technician - 5 yr

Durham College
2000 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa, ON
(905) 721-2000

Horticulture: Food and Farming– 2 yr

Horticulture Technician Diploma – 2 yr

Fanshawe College
1001 Fanshawe College Blvd., London, ON
(519) 452-4277

Landscape Design Diploma – 3 yr

Horticulture Technician Diploma – 2 yr

Horticulture Technician Apprentice – 2 yr

Bachelor of Environmental Design & Planning – 4 yr

Fleming College
200 Albert Street S., Lindsay, ON
(705) 324-9144

Arboriculture Co-op Certificate

Loyalist College
376 Wallbridge-Loyalist, Belleville, ON
(613) 969-1913

Horticulture Technician Apprenticeship (HTAP)

Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and School of Horticulture
Niagara Falls, ON
(905) 356-8554 ext. 221

Horticulture Diploma - 3 yr

Redeemer University College
777 Garner Road East, Ancaster, ON
(905) 648-2131

Environmental Studies

Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON, Canada  M5B 2K3
(416) 979-5035

Landscape Design Certificate

Sault College
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
705.759.2554 | 1.800.461.2260

Landscape Techniques Environmental Certificate

Landscape Technician – Environmental Diploma

Seneca College – King Campus
13990 Dufferin St., King City, ON
(416) 491-5050

Environmental Landscape Management Co-op Diploma

St. Clair College – South Campus
2000 Talbot Road West, Windsor, ON
(519) 966-1656

Landscape/Horticulture Technician Diploma – 2 yr

St. Lawrence College – Kingston Campus
100 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston, ON
(613) 544-5400

Landscape Gardener Certificate – Part time

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