UBC Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research


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Phone Number: 604.822.3928

Email Address: [email protected]

Location: UBC Botanical Garden
6804 Southwest Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z4

Horticulture Technician Foundation is the equivalent of Level 1 and Level 2 technical training + 500 hours workplace experience towards the Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Apprenticeship.

Upcoming training sessions:

Application deadline is in the spring approximately May 1st. Program begins in fall between late August to early September. For specific training deadlines and start date visit  https://botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/learn/educational-programs/horticulture-training-program/

Example Schedule:

September to April (Dates are approximated, contact UBC Botanical Gardens for current timelines)

Program Timeline and Fee Schedule

UBC’s program is offered in “modules” to provide a part time opportunity; as well as, the full-time option of completing the modules without break. Successful completion of all four modules counts as equivalent to Level 1 and Level 2 of the Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Apprenticeship + 500 hours work experience credit

Module 1 – $1375 ($1000 tuition plus $375 materials fees)
September to October

Module 2 – $1375 ($1000 tuition plus $375 materials fees)
November to December

Module 3 – $1375 ($1000 tuition plus $375 materials fees)
January to February

Module 4 – $1375 ($1000 tuition plus $375 materials fees)
March to April

Upcoming Information Sessions:

Contact UBC Botanical Garden [email protected] or, 604.822.3928