Lifelong Learning Certificate of Western Horticulture


Students can either take "101 Plants to Know" or combine several plant identification classes:
"Perennials – Spring and Summer Bloomers"
"Perennials – Late Summer and Fall Bloomers",
and "Woody Plant" classes to meet certificate requirement.

The Certificate of Western Horticulture allows motivated home gardeners and those seeking entry level positions in the horticulture industry to expand their skills and understand the specific needs of Utah landscapes and gardens during all 4 seasons. Certificate enrollees will better understand design, how to successfully choose plants, and how to grow and maintain their home landscape. The diverse and seasonal curriculum will assist students in mastering gardening techniques best suited for Utah gardens through lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experiences specific to the climate and conditions found in the West. Enjoy learning from local experts, and sharing your experiences with other like-minded gardeners.

To complete the required classes for the Certificate, students may choose from one of the two following options.

Option 1
  • Botany for Gardeners
  • Residential Landscape Design
  • Irrigation Basics
  • Garden Maintenance
  • Pruning 101
  • Soils: Dig Deeper into Gardening
  • 101 Plants to Know
Option 2
  • Botany for Gardeners
  • Residential Landscape Design
  • Irrigation Basics
  • Garden Maintenance
  • Pruning 101
  • Soils: Dig Deeper into Gardening
  • Landscape Trees and Shrubs
  • Perennials – Spring and Summer Bloomers
  • Perennials – Late Summer and Fall Bloomers

In addition to required classes, students need to take 2 electives. There is a three year time limit to complete certificate. Certificate students pay a $25 registration fee to cover administrative costs.

Register today for the certificate

Frequently Asked Questions about the Certificate of Western Horticulture

You do not have to be enrolled in a certificate program to take a class. Everyone is welcome in our certificate courses!

Required Classes

Class Title Start Date(s)
101 Plants to Know (LLHG 586) Notify me!
Botany for Gardeners (LLHG 488) Notify me!
Garden Maintenance (LLHG 547) Notify me!
Irrigation Basics (LLHG 563) Notify me!
Perennials - Spring and Summer Bloomers (LLHG 617) Notify me!
Perennials: Late Summer and Fall Bloomers (LLHG 618) 8/01
Pruning 101 Workshop (LLHG 505) Notify me!
Residential Landscape Design (LLHG 512) 9/05
Soils: Dig Deeper into Gardening (LLHG 615) 10/04
Trees and Shrubs for Residential Landscapes (LLHG 520) 9/13

Elective Classes (2 required)

Class Title Start Date(s)
Curb Appeal (LLHG 904) 10/11
Fabulous Fruit Trees (LLHG 554) Notify me!
Fall Garden Maintenance (LLHG 551) 10/04
Gardening in Containers (LLHG 553) Notify me!
Grow Your Own Herbs (LLHG 504) Notify me!
Irrigation - Switch to Drip (LLHG 908) Notify me!
Reclaim the Curb! Designing for Parkstrips (LLHG 490) Notify me!
Rose Pruning Workshop (LLHG 606) Notify me!
Spring Flowering Bulbs (LLHG 519) 9/13
Vegetable Gardening Basics (LLHG 529) Notify me!
Vegetable Propagation (LLHG 609) Notify me!
Wonderful World of Rose Gardening (LLHG 528) Notify me!
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