Environmental Horticulture & Retail Floristry
Environmental Horticulture is more than making the world around us a beautiful place. It's about creating environments that function practically, aesthetically and in harmony with nature. Environmental Horticulture means growing the plants, designing the spaces and installing the landscapes.
It's working with people to maintain and improve the parks, gardens and spaces that make our communities great places to work and play. Environmental Horticulture is a diverse and satisfying field to make a career. And the field is growing!
Opportunities for creative expression, a desire to work with a beautiful
product, enjoyment of hands-on creativity, and a determination to make the most important moments in life truly special, are just a few of the reasons students choose to study floristry at City College of San Francisco.
Since the 1930's, students from the Floristry Division have launched satisfying careers in the "flower industry," giving the Environmental Horticulture and Floristry Department an impressive international reputation.
The Floristry Program offers a complete curriculum that maintains strong links with flower shop owners, growers, wholesalers and manufacturers, (many of whom are CCSF graduates).
In addition, the Department has a very active Student Chapter of the American Institute of Floral Designers, receiving numerous national awards for design excellence.