The Retail Horticulturist manual is available for employees of nurseries, garden centres and related companies; and is especially beneficial for advancing their knowledge in the retail horticulturist business and operations.

The manual can be used as a self-study guide and covers the following modules:

  • Basic Plant Morphology

  • Basic Plant Needs

  • Customer Service Etiquette

  • Lawn Installation & Maintenance

  • Making The Sale

  • Pests and Diseases

  • Plant Hardiness

  • Plant Nomenclature

  • Planting & Design Principles

  • Pruning Methods & Techniques

  • Soil & Soil Nutrients

  • The Garden Centre Environment

The Landscape Horticulture Certification Program is a nationally recognized, industry-developed program that sets and maintains standards for the landscape industry in Canada.