Janis Matson

Janis Matson
Director at Large, Training Institution Representative

Shoreline Landscape Design, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Janis Matson has been in the horticulture industry for over 30 years. Her Experience includes retail nursery, landscape design & installation, and arboriculture. She has owned and operated Shoreline Landscape Design in Burnaby for over 25 years. Janis is a Red Seal certified Landscape Horticulturist and an award-winning landscape designer and landscape contractor.

For the last 8 years, she has focused on a new career teaching what she loves. Janis is a Science and Horticulture faculty instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Langley with the horticultural diploma and apprenticeship programs. She is also an instructor with Burnaby School District’s Community & Continuing Education (CCE) Division in their apprenticeship and hardscape programs. Janis also developed the Burnaby CCE Hardscape Installer certificate program. Her academic accomplishments include a Provincial Instructor Diploma, Landscape Design and Horticulture Diploma, ISA Certified Arborist, ISA Level 1 Certified Tree assessor, ICPI Certified Concrete Paver Installer, Level 1 Certified Irrigation Technician (CIT), and a Floral Design Certificate.

Janis enjoys many outreach activities, including radio, articles, conference presentations, home shows, garden clubs, and she is an adult education instructor with VanDusen Botanical Garden. Janis loves to show and share her enthusiasm, photos, and knowledge of plants, landscape design and horticultural topic favourites.