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Landscape Horticulture Systems

(previously known as Landscape Design and Installation)

"The courses and faculty have allowed me to learn and grow in an environment I enjoy. They have also made it possible for me to pursue a career in a field I love." - Jacquie Faubert, Graduate




Kwantlen 's Landscape Horticulture Systems Graduates can:

  • Design gardens and landscape spaces (including computer-assisted design)
  • Identify plants and select plants for specific sites
  • Maintain landscapes
  • Install landscape features
  • Implement integrated pest management programs
  • Utilize business skills (finance, communications, supervision)

Program Requirements

All applicants must satisfy Kwantlen’s General University Admission Requirements. Complete details at:  In addition, the following course prerequisites apply:

  • English 12 with a C+ or equivalent (writing the Kwantlen English Placement Test  is recommended if a candidate cannot meet the required minimum letter grade). Required for CMNS 1140.
  • Mathematics 11 ( Pre-calculus (C-), Foundations (C)) with a C is required for several HORT courses. Please refer to the University Calendar.

For more information on upgrading your high school program requirements or English proficiency testing, visit Upgrading Courses.

Applicants are invited to meet with a faculty member to help clarify program demands and career opportunities. Early application is recommended. Applications are accepted early as November 1st for the following September start.

Tuition and Program Costs

  • Kwantlen offers many scholarships, awards, bursaries and information on other funding options. Visit our Scholarships and Awards website for more information on a wide range of financial assistance and awards programs available to Kwantlen students.
  • Students returning to school from the workforce may be eligible for Employment and Social Development Canada sponsorship. Contact your local Employment Centre for details on eligibility

Opportunities for Further Studies

Students completing their Diploma program, can continue their horticulture education with the Bachelor of Horticulture Science degree programs in either  Plant Health or Urban Ecosystems. Most diploma course credits count towards the first two years of either degree.

Diploma graduates have the option to continue their studies towards a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree at Kwantlen. For more information on this opportunity, please call 604-599-3283. Transfer depends on the student's academic record. Some course substitutions may be approved to facilitate transfer to the B.B.A.

Program Content

A Diploma in Horticulture Technology will be granted to students who have completed the required course work as listed below. Note: Courses may be taken out of the order listed below, but specific course prerequisites apply. See on-line calendar for course prerequisites

Normal Course Progression for full-time studies

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Contact Us

Carol Barnett, Chair of Horticulture

Gary Jones, Chair of Horticulture

School of Horticulture