distance learning courses - general horticulture


[hawr-ti-kuhl-cher] noun

  1. the cultivation of a garden, orchard, or nursery; the cultivation of flowers, fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants.
  2. the science and art of cultivating such plants.

Horticulture is an applied science dealing with fruits, vegetables and ornamentals. It is an extremely diverse field with nearly unlimited career opportunities in a variety of job settings.

Career opportunities include:

  • Arboretum, Botanical Garden, and Horticultural Garden Worker
  • Arborist, Urban Forester and Tree Service Technician
  • Botanist (Plant Biologist)
  • Business consultant
  • Business sales representive, Sales Clerk and Sales Manager
  • Communications
  • Educator
  • Enologist/Oenologist (Winemaker)
  • Floriculturist
  • Florist and Floral Designer
  • Garden Center Owner, Manager and Worker
  • Greenhouse Manager and Worker
  • Grower, Plant Producer and Farmer
  • Horticultural Therapist
  • Interior Landscaping
  • Irrigation Specialist
  • Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Construction
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Gardener, Groundskeeper and Grounds Manager
  • Lawn Care Specialist
  • Marketing
  • Nurseryman, Nursery Manager and Nursery Worker
  • Parks manager
  • Plant Breeder and Geneticist
  • Plant Inspector
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Plant Propagator
  • Pomologist
  • Researcher
  • Technician, technical consultant
  • Tree Assessors
  • Turfgrass Management
  • Viticulturist
  • Use the navigation bars on either side of this page to see the courses we offer each industry sector

    Many horticultural positions require training to degree level. In some careers however, educational requirements can vary greatly, depending on the level of expertise required for the position. Some entry level positions provide on-the-job training while other positions within that same career may require specialized technical or professional training. For this reason we offer a wide range of courses supporting you at all stages of your career.

    The Garden Design Academy offers some of the best distance learning training courses available, written and supported by industry professionals who understand your business and training needs.

    Working with Colin Elliott, an experienced professional horticulturist, these courses are your route to a successful furture in the horticultural industry.



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