Offered in partnership with Continuing Education at George Brown College, this certificate, for both beginners and avid gardeners, takes a practical approach to gardens and landscapes. Working horticulturists help students build the skills needed to design, install and maintain gardens in Ontario. Some courses offer field trips.
STUDENT SUCCESS STORY
PLANTING NEW ROOTS
Garden Design Certificate Graduate George Brown helps make garden designer’s new career a natural fit
Ian Hollingbery has always had a green thumb. Through George Brown College’s Garden Design Certificate, he’s turned a lasting passion for gardening into a new career path. Ian didn’t wait until retirement to pursue his true love; he left behind a corporate financial career for a rewarding day’s work outdoors.
“I said, ’There’s got to be something better and richer in life,’ and I always had a love of gardening,” he recalls. “My grandparents and parents were always out in the garden, and I was always helping them.” Read on…
GROWING A SECOND CAREER
George Brown certificate preps law clerk to turn a love of gardening into a business for retirement
Elaine dos Santos looks back on her decision to register with Continuing Education at George Brown College—and change the direction of her career at age 57—as a monumental moment in her life.
“I’d spent the previous 36 years working as a law clerk. I wanted to tap into the creative side of my personality,” she says. “I wanted to start planning my retirement, which, for me, means not working five days a week.” Read on…