Floristry, horticulture, landscaping ... there are many different specializations at this horticultural trade school. Aside from the regular teaching staff, lots of specialists from the Montréal Botanical Garden teach there, in disciplines directly related to their work at the Garden. It’s a huge pool of talent to be cultivated! Students who choose to train in horticulture, floristry or landscaping work directly with nature, learning to tame the landscape and shape it and to enhance our surroundings. They are natural artists who devote all their know-how to serving an ideal of beauty, always with respect for the environment. The field of horticulture is full of exceptional potential, just waiting to be explored.
The Institut de recherche en biologie végétale (plant biology research centre, or IRBV) and its Biodiversity Centre are located on the grounds of the Montreal Botanical Garden, one of the largest of its kind in the world. The result of a unique partnership between the Université de Montréal and the city of Montreal (Montréal Space for Life), the IRBV is widely recognized as a centre of excellence focused on researching and teaching plant biology. Building upon this rewarding relationship, the Biodiversity Centre also strives for the highest research and educational standards, while raising public awareness of the importance of preserving and better understanding biodiversity.