Category: News

BC Government Working with the BCLNA and the BCAC on Two New Labour Market Projects

The British Columbia government is working with the BC Landscape & Nursery Association and the BC Agriculture Council on two new labour market partnership projects to help identify the labour needs of the agriculture-horticulture and landscape-horticulture industries in the province. Bill Hardy and Lindsay Lindholm from were happy to attend the announcement made by... Read more »

SkillsBC 22nd Annual Recognition Gala

Congratulations to the 2016 SkillsBC competition winners, partners, and volunteers recognized at the SkillsBC 22nd Annual Recognition Gala. Red Seal Landscape Horticulturalist Apprentices Claire MacLean & Dan Strain from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, won Gold in the 2016 Provincial SkillsBC competition on April 13th at Tradex, Abbotsford. Claire and Dan also won Bronze at the National... Read more »

KPU School of Horticulture Information Session

Ever wondered about a career in horticulture? Curious about the education options available? Join us for an information session and learn about our cutting-edge facilities. Meet faculty, current students and alumni to find out more about KPU’s programs and careers in the horticulture industry. School of Horticulture Information Session Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:30-8pm KPU... Read more »

Assessment Opportunities for Climbing Arborist and Falling & Bucking Endorsement

Assessment Opportunities for Climbing Arborist and Falling & Bucking Endorsement We have an opportunity to do the testing for the Falling & Bucking Endorsement written and practical field evaluation; as well as, the Climbing Arborist practical assessment required for Certificate of Qualification. If you are interested in completing, one of the assessments, please download the... Read more »

Pacific Horticulture College Landscape Horticulture Program

DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that the best place for horticulture education is right in your own backyard, here in Victoria? The Pacific Horticulture College offers 10 months of theory and applied hands-on knowledge. Our 9 acres of demonstration gardens right outside the classroom door provide a perfect location for a unique and well-rounded... Read more »

SkillsBC Landscape Competition Results

Another successful Landscape Competition at SkillsBC. Gold goes to Kwantlen Polytechnic University Apprenticeship students; Claire MacLean and Dan Strain. Silver goes to Burnaby Continuing Education students; Cody Zahradnik and Nicholas Murphy. Bronze goes to Camosun College; Richard Chong and Lukus Kiwilsza. Thank you to Judges; Marek Kociolek; Groundworks Design Services Inc. Chris O’Donohue; The Great... Read more »

Wesley Hawley Memorial Award

The Wesley Hawley Memorial Award was presented at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s, School of Horticulture Scholarships & Awards Celebration, on April 12th, 2016. Congratulations to Scott Vigue, who completed his Arborist Technician technical training at Kwantlen ealier this year. Peter Brinson, HEBC Board Member, and Instructor at Kwantlen presented the award. Wesley Hawley Memorial Award Wes... Read more »

New Foundation Program – TRU, Williams Lake

Thompson Rivers University – Williams Lake Campus is excited to announce the first intake of the Horticulture Technician Foundation Program. This program will provide the foundation knowledge required to become a Landscape Horticulturalist. They select, handle and utilize trees, shrubs and ornamental plants and turf grasses for the design, development and maintenance of public and... Read more »

Bill Hardy receives BCLNA Outstanding Service Award

Founding and current Board of Director of, was honored on October 1st at the BCLNA Member Awards Ceremony. “In the last few years, there has been some confusion concerning the difference between the Honorary Lifetime Achievement award which is awarded by the board of directors, and the Outstanding service award, which was formerly the... Read more »

Pacific Horticulture College – Info Session

Date: October 1, 2015

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Pacific Horticulture College, 505 Quayle Rd, Victoria

Their next full-time Landscape Horticulture Certificate Program starts January 18, 2016! Learn about the program, meet the college staff, see the gardens and bring all your questions to this information session. Please register for free by emailing; [email protected] For more information, go to

CanWest Horticulture Expo

Date: September 9, 2015 - September 10, 2015

Time: 11am to 6pm

Location: Tradex, Fraser Valley Trade & Exhibition Centre 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, BC

HEBC will be sharing a booth this year with the BCLNA, at the CanWest Hort Show.  Come on down to get the latest news on HEBC and ask all your horticulture apprenticeship questions. For more information on the Show and Seminars, visit

BC Tree Climbing Championships

The 2015 BC Tree Climbing Championships is being held at Filberg Park – 61 Filberg Rd, in Comox on Vancouver Island. Preliminary events will be held on Saturday August 8th, and finalists will compete on Sunday August 9th. Annika will be at the competition between 8am and 3pm, so come on by to ask all your... Read more »