Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture

Address 1
P.O. Box 150 , 2565 Niagara Parkway
Niagara Falls
Postal/Zip Code
L2E 6T2
(905) 356-8554
 (905) 356-5488
Enrolment #s
12-15 students per year
Degrees / Certificates / Licenses Offered
Industry Certifications (CHT and CIT)
Entrance Requirements
OSSD with minimum of 60% advanced, 70% general or equivalent; or 70% Workplace or College or 60% University level courses including: Math, English, Chemistry, and Science or Biology; Additional equivalent secondary and post secondary horticultural training is also considered. Applicants must be capable of performing the physical duties normally expected of a gardener and hold a valid driver's licence. Applicants must also have at least two seasons of practical horticultural experience.
Language of Operation
Academic Year
Starts the end of March and runs 3 full years with approximately 3 weeks off at Christmas and one week off at the end of July. Students must maintain a 65% yearly average.

Since the inception of the school in 1936, horticultural excellence has been the mandate of our 3 year diploma program. It is a blend of academic studies and practical training offered on site at The Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens…a one-of-a-kind horticultural educational opportunity. Visit the website for more exciting details. Students also qualify to register as a Horticultural Technician to receive Certification of Apprenticeship and industry certifications (CHT and CIT) in addition to their diploma. Upon completion graduates then qualify to write the Certification of Qualification exam.


Apprenticeships and housing assistance available