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Comprehensive Initial and Ongoing Training for all Franchise Owners

The Gardener’s comprehensive training program is designed to give new franchisees the skills to maximize the potential of the franchise and ensure their business is a success. At The Gardener we consider training an ongoing process. Your Gardener business coach is available to help you in every way possible.

Your initial training

The Gardener conducts a one week intensive in-class program prior to the launch of your new territory at our head office in Markham, Ontario. We know change can be stressful and we will do everything to make this process as enjoyable and personalized as possible. For all territories more than five hours driving distance from our offices in Markham, we can bring the training to you. Something nobody else in the industry can do!

During the in-depth classroom training week, all topics relating to running your own franchise within the horticultural industry will be covered by qualified head office staff and other independent experts.

Optional infield apprentice program

This unique program provides the opportunity for new franchisees who have not worked within the landscape industry to work with existing experienced franchise owners in the field and gain valuable firsthand knowledge. This program is available to all new franchise owners for as long as they wish to take advantage of it.

The Gardener training seminars

Training seminars are conducted on an optional and ongoing basis to ensure all franchise owners continue to upgrade their skills and are informed of industry trends. Depending on the topic being covered, these seminars are held either in the field or at The Gardener head office with no expense (aside from travel) to the franchise owner.

Topics covered include pruning, trimming and planting techniques, lawn care trends and many more. These are 100% optional and depending on the topic can be a great way for franchise owners to train staff as they are welcome to attend.

The ongoing support you need moving forward

Your training and support doesn’t end there. The Gardener offers an unparalleled level of ongoing support. With countless years of combined industry experience The Gardener franchise support team is available by phone, email or on-site in your territory.

As a franchise owner you will have the advantage of a never ending transfer of knowledge and assistance. While many independent business owners struggle with decisions, purchases, staffing and other core needs, franchise owners of The Gardener can use the support provided to make the right choices with ease. Your office manager at The Gardener centralized administrative office will be in touch via phone and email almost daily, while your franchise business coach is just as accessible by email, phone or during regularly scheduled site visits.

When it comes to supporting our franchise owners, The Gardener head office will stop at nothing to make sure you are a success.

Learn more from our franchisee testimonials video

Learn more about our industry leading training and support by hearing what our franchisees have to say about us in this video.

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What People Say

  • Curb appeal helped make a quick sale!

    Thank you for your team’s quick response time and speedy efforts in getting the yard at my property looking so tidy and giving it amazing curb appeal with the new garden and flowers. The property showed to perfection in the photos and in person, and we received many positive comments. We will recommend you to everyone we know in Peterborough! Thank you!

    Andrea Strano,
  • Perfection!
    Very satisfied with the thorough and professional job. Even when I ask for specific extras – they go above and beyond. I highly recommend them!

    Glenda F.,Calgary , AB
  • Outstanding
    This is for Kevin The Gardener Ottawa West. Kevin and his team at The Gardener are the most Professional Service contractors I’ve ever had. They do both our snow removal, and our yard work. I have even received a text message on one or two of the rare days when due to weather they would not be at my house on Thursday they will be on Friday. Who does that! I will continue using The Gardener as long as I need their services.

    David A.,Ottawa , ON
  • Another good season with The Gardener
    We have been using The Gardener to do our summer lawn cutting and spring and fall yard/garden clean up for several years. We are very pleased with their service and professionalism. Our yard always looks great – the fall clean up they just did this week was very thorough and we feel our yard is ready for the winter ahead. Come spring we will be more then happy to use their services again. Customer service is always prompt and friendly. They are a pleasure to work with.

    Elma S.,Scarborough, ON
  • Hire the Gardener and enjoy your home
    I have used The Gardener for a number of years and have never been disappointed. It is so nice to come home to a beautifully manicured lawn and garden bed. The staff are friendly and efficient. Great Job!

    Debbie W.,Pickering, ON
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