Professional Gardener Certificate Program
Levels 1 and 2
In the Professional Gardener Certificate of Merit Program, students gain the fundamental knowledge and skills required of garden professionals. This training program features hands-on learning leading to a new career or career advancement in the green industry.
Who should participate? Aspiring professional gardeners, landscape technicians, landscape maintenance professionals, and other green industry individuals seeking professional development. There are no prerequisites for this program, and no prior horticulture experience is needed.
Online registration is unavailable 24 hours prior to the class start date. You may still register by calling (847) 835-8261.
|Class Title||Start Date||Supply List|
|Plant Health 1, Winter Session||Tue., Jan. 13 - 6:30 pm|
|Graphics, Winter Session||Thu., Jan. 15 - 6:30 pm|
|Introduction to Professional Practice, Winter Session||Wed., Jan. 21 - 6:30 pm|
|Gardening Techniques: Session B||Sat., Jan. 31 - 7:30 am|
|Botany 1, Spring Evening Session||Mon., Mar. 2 - 6:30 pm|
|Deciduous Flowering Shrubs Study CD||Tue., Mar. 10 - 9:00 am|
|Deciduous Flowering Shrubs||Tue., Mar. 10 - 6:30 pm|
|Deciduous Flowering Shrubs Thursday Garden Walks||Thu., Mar. 12 - 9:00 am|
|Deciduous Flowering Shrubs Saturday Garden Walks||Sat., Mar. 14 - 9:00 am|
|Gardening Techniques: Session C||Sat., Mar. 28 - 7:30 am|
|Soil Basics: Spring Session||Thu., Apr. 9 - 6:30 pm|
|Principles of Garden Design, Spring Session||Wed., Apr. 22 - 6:30 pm|
|Annuals and Biennials Study CD||Tue., May. 12 - 9:00 am|
|Annuals and Biennials||Tue., May. 12 - 6:30 pm|
|Annuals and Biennials Thursday Garden Walks||Thu., May. 14 - 9:00 am|
|Annuals and Biennials Saturday Garden Walks||Sat., May. 16 - 9:00 am|