Certificate in Garden Design

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.

For more information: coned.georgebrown.ca/gardening, 416-415-5000, ext 2092, or celiberal@georgebrown.ca. Most courses are held at George Brown College beginning in fall, winter and spring.


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…