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Horticulture and Landscaping SHSM

Interested in becoming a Horticulture and Landscaping SHSM student? Talk to your teacher or guidance department today!

  • The Horticulture & Landscaping sector includes a broad range of careers related to: softscape and hardscape landscaping, greenhouse operations, nursery operations, plant biology, plant science, botany, horticulture science, forestry, grounds maintenance, landscape design, floral design, landscape architecture, contracting, gardening, small equipment use, repair and maintenance, and more!

  • In the Specialist High Skills Major – Horticulture & Landscaping program, students can focus on a career pathway that matches their skills and interests.

  • Students will get a better understanding of the Horticulture & Landscaping sector through course selections and opportunities to connect their in-school learning to real world environments, including Co-op work experience, postsecondary reach ahead experiences, industry-based experiential learning, training and certifications.

  • At graduation, students will receive a specially designated diploma.

The SHSM - Horticulture & Landscaping program may be for you if you are interested in any of the following careers:

Apprenticeship Training

  • Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
  • Other small engine and small equipment repairer


  • Forestry professionals
  • Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
  • Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers
  • Other administrative services managers


  • Architects
  • Biologists and related scientists
  • Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists


  • Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance, and horticulture services
  • Gardeners
  • Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers
  • Nursery and greenhouse workers
  • Retail salespersons

The Horticulture & Landscaping SHSM will also provide students with opportunities to earn an assortment of trainings and certifications specific to the sector. These may include:

  • advanced training in a technology
  • anti-oppression and allyship training
  • confined space awareness
  • edging and trimming
  • first aid/CPR/AED awareness
  • grading and sodding
  • infection control
  • land and forest survey skills
  • leadership skills
  • plant layout
  • project management
  • sector-specific sustainability practices
  • seed saving
  • sustainable resource management planning
  • weed and pest identification and management
  • Working at Heights
  • advanced training in a technique
  • cash handling and register training
  • customer service
  • fall protection
  • grading and drainage
  • herbicide and pesticide
  • ladder safety training
  • lawn mower use and safety
  • paver installation
  • portfolio development
  • pruning
  • sector-specific vehicle operation and safety
  • soil classification and testing
  • tree planting
  • work orders