Horticulture is the art and science of plant cultivation, involving everything from soil preparation to plant breeding.

Introduction to Horticulture:

Horticulture is a branch of agriculture that deals with the science of plant cultivation, including the study of plant physiology, genetics, breeding, and management. Horticulture is an essential part of our daily lives, and it contributes significantly to the economy and society. Horticulturists work in various fields, including commercial crop production, landscaping, nurseries, and research. Vancouver Island University (VIU) is a recognized institution that offers a certificate program in horticulture for students interested in the field.

Why Horticulture certificate program:

VIU offers an excellent opportunity for those pursuing a career in horticulture with its Horticulture certificate program. Students gain practical skills and hands-on experience necessary for success in the industry. The program teaches plant biology, soil science, pest management, and plant nutrition. It also covers landscape design, propagation, and plant production techniques. The program prepares students to work in various areas such as landscape design, greenhouse production, and nurseries by equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed.

The Horticulture certificate program is an excellent choice for individuals seeking to advance their careers in the field or change careers entirely. The program’s flexible schedule allows students to complete the coursework at their own pace while balancing other responsibilities such as work or family obligations.


To be eligible for the Horticulture certificate program at VIU, students must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Students must also have a good command of the English language as all classes are conducted in English. Additionally, students must be able to attend classes on campus at VIU’s Nanaimo campus.

How to apply:

To apply for the Horticulture certificate program offered by Vancouver Island University, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the official website of HERE AND NOW (www.hereandnow.co.in) or contact Mr. Vinodkanna Jothimani-+91 98410 520 70 or email vinodkanna@hereandnow.co.in.
  2. Express your interest in pursuing a Horticulture certificate.
  3. Fill out the application form and attach all required documents, including a copy of your academic transcripts, resume, and personal statement.
  4. Submit your application and wait for a response from the admissions team at Vancouver Island University.
  5. If your application is successful, you will be invited to an interview.
  6. Attend the interview and complete any additional requirements.
  7. Receive your acceptance letter and enroll in the program.

Contact details:

If you are interested in the Horticulture certificate program offered by VIU, you can contact Vinodkanna Jothimani, CIO, HERE AND NOW.

You can reach Vinodkanna Jothimani at +91 98410 520 70 or via email at vinodkanna@hereandnow.co.in.

Alternatively, you can visit the Vancouver Island University website for more information about the program and the admission process. The website provides detailed information on program requirements, course offerings, tuition fees, and financial aid options.