Date: Thursday, April 11th, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: UBC Botanical Garden, Reception Centre, 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver BC
Do you love plants? Are you interested in a career in horticulture? Are you currently a horticulture professional and want to take the next step in your career? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then check out UBC Botanical Garden’s Horticulture Training Program. We will be holding an information session on April 17th at 7:00 at UBC Botanical Garden. The instructors will provide a short presentation and you will have an opportunity to ask questions. The application deadline for the September 2018 intake is May 1 so do not miss this opportunity to learn about this exciting program. Learn more about the Horticulture Training Program.
Instructor: Egan Davis is the principal instructor of the Horticulture Training Program at UBC Botanical Garden and is an award-winning gardener with a lifelong passion for horticulture. His diverse background includes garden design, landscape construction, botanical garden operations, and greenhouse and nursery production. He managed collections at VanDusen Botanical Garden and was the foreman at Park & Tilford Gardens. Through his outreach activities such as television, radio, print, and lectures at conferences and garden clubs, Egan has been a strong advocate for the horticulture industry. By serving on the board of directors of HortEd BC, Egan has been involved with developing industry standards and policies. He has been a leader in the industry for many years by participating in senior roles at BC Landscape and Nursery Association events. Egan has taught horticulture in botanical gardens as well as college and university settings, bringing the same passion and infectious enthusiasm for gardening to his teaching. When Egan is not teaching or working in the garden, he loves to explore the natural world by hiking and travelling to exotic ecological destinations.
Note: Registering in advance helps us plan for the size of the group. However, you are not required to register in advance. We welcome all attendees interested in the program to come to learn more about our program.