Horticulture & Gardening

Lay the foundation to succeed in the landscape industry.

Plant a sustainable career.


Founded in 1974 by world-renowned botanist Dr. Mildred E. Mathias, UCLA Extension’s Horticulture & Gardening program has a long history of excellence.

The Horticulture Certificate provides a solid foundation in plant biology, soil health, plant identification, and horticultural care. And our three specializations, Arboriculture, Gardening, and Plants for the Landscape, give you skills you can learn and apply immediately.

If you're looking for a career in the “green” industry, we have a robust series of offerings that can help further your goals.

Our program is comprehensive, with courses that combine environmental stewardship with the art and science of horticulture.

Find a path that works for you.

This horticulture program has granted me the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to further my education and follow my passion of growing food.  Because of this program I have my dream job!

Wendi Dunn
Horticulture Certificate Student
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