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Welcome to Opportunities in Horticulture and Landscape Design

The Horticulture and Landscape Design industry is innovating environmentally sound ways of growing plants and managing pests to improve crops. At Saddleback College, students learn all the cutting-edge industry skills to sustain not only the environment, but a future-proof career!

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Potential Salaries

$24,240 - $87,560

Per Year

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Potential Careers

Greenhouse Worker

Tree Pruner

Supervisor, Horticultural Workers

Landscape Architect

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Hiring Companies

Stantec

Xenoscapers

Marrakesh Country Club

Many More!

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Salaries are growing for horticulture professionals. Here are a few of the many careers and their average salaries.

Landscaping / Groundskeeping Worker - $31,540

Nursery / Greenhouse Worker - $24,240

Supervisor, Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers - $56,040

Supervisor, Horticultural Workers - $41,070

Tree Trimmer / Pruner - $47,340

Landscape Architect (w/further education) - $87,560

Saddleback College’s Sustainable Horticulture and Landscape Design department offers two associate degrees, two certificates of achievement, and three occupational skills awards. 

For more information about these programs, you can also visit the main Saddleback website’s Horticulture and Landscape Design page.

  • Sustainable Horticulture (Associate in Science)
  • Sustainable Horticulture (Certificate of Achievement)
  • Landscape Design (Associate in Science)
  • Landscape Design (Certificate of Achievement)
  • General Landscape Design (Occupational Skills Award)
  • General Horticulture (Occupational Skills Award)
  • Plant Identification (Occupational Skills Award)

LPA, Inc. * Stantec * SiteOne Landscape Supply * Landscaping Co * FORMLA Landscape Design * BrightView * Dedicated Landscape Maintenance * Xenoscapers * Marrakesh Country Club * Western Environmental Consultants * Bemus Landscape Inc. * And Many More! *

The Horticulture and Landscape Design Department (VIL 7) can be contacted at (949) 582-4541.

Robert Farnsworth, Co-Chair - (949) 582-4310

Ken Lee, Co-Chair - (949) 582-4976

Tina Maldini, Lab Technician - (949) 582-4536

Saddleback College is proud to be Orange County’s premier provider of low-cost career education. See the 2019 Cost of Education Statement for the most recent information on cost of attendance.

For financial aid, visit the Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office online, for details on financial assistance sources, including grants, loans, scholarships, work-study opportunities, and more!

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