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Landscape Gardener

Available at: Kingston part-time


This program gives students a strong foundational knowledge about hundreds of common plants grown in Canada, soil and plant physiology, and garden design and maintenance. This program is designed for the home gardener and persons interested in finding employment with nurseries, garden centers or landscape contractors.

Statement of Achievement Objectives

At the end of this Statement of Achievement, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of soil and plant physiology to the care and maintenance of a variety of landscape settings.
  2. Select, cultivate, and maintain appropriate plants for specific landscape settings.
  3. Plan intelligent garden and landscape spaces using design principles and techniques that reflect personal or client preferences.
  4. Apply the knowledge of foundational garden principles, techniques, and plant knowledge for personal enjoyment or for the pursuit of employment.


As of September 1, 2017 this program has been reduced to five courses. These courses have been selected as the most critical components of this program and now you can complete the credential in a timelier manner.

Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.



Program Name

Landscape Gardener

Program Code



Statement of Achievement

Start Dates

Program Duration


Location (Campus)

Kingston part-time

Canadian Fees

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline

LAND 6 Horticulture - Perennials, Annuals and Bulbs
LAND 2 Horticulture - Plant Life
LAND 5 Horticulture - Woody Plants and Groundcovers
LAND 7 Landscape Maintenance
LAND 3 Landscape Design Principles

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the program must hold an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D.) or equivalent or must qualify for mature student status (19 years of age or older).


Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

    For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit:


    The faculty at SLC shows a genuine passion and dedication towards the success of every student. They create a vibrant and stimulating learning environment and inspire excellence by incorporating their invaluable knowledge and experience into their teaching. They also encourage innovation. I’m confident that upon graduation I will have acquired the superior skills and knowledge required to pursue my dream job.

    Shirley Gillatt

    Program Contact

    Debbie Baker

    Admissions Information

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    Additional Information

    Advanced Standing

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