SHSM – Horticulture and Landscaping

What is the SHSM Horticulture and Landscaping Program?

The Horticulture and Landscaping major enables students to gain valuable work experience and skills in their preferred sector. Students learn through an engaging specialized program that allows them to explore careers in park management, botany, and eco-tourism.

SHSM Student walking with a horse

 Schools supporting this sector

  • College Heights SS
  • Guelph CVI

Why Get Involved?

  • Design and install a landscaping project
  • Experience the horticulture environment through work placements
  • Networking with local landscaping businesses
  • Participate in a workshop at a garden centre or nursery
  • Touring of local Colleges, Universities, and a Greenhouse
  • Graduate with a SHSM seal of designation on your secondary school diploma
  • Earn a Specialist High Skills Major designation on OSSD transcript
  • Gain valuable industry specific work experience and knowledge


The SHSM-Horticulture and Landscaping Program will help students develop:

  • A strong foundation to learn in Horticulture and Landscaping
  • Tree Planting, Paving, and Plant identification skills
  • Personal management skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Self-confidence

Get Started Now

Talk to your school SHSM Lead or guidance counsellor to register.

For FAQ, click here!