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General horticulture

Available to study across regional locations, General Horticulture (Level 3) is a course where students gain fundamental skills about plant growing systems and environments.

Amenity horticulture

The care and maintenance of parks, gardens and open spaces. Students will gain the knowledge, training and skills to care for public and private gardens, parks and open spaces, while also getting the benefit of learning at the beautiful Hamilton Gardens Campus.

Our amenity horticulture graduates contribute to the community and society through:

  • The supervision of street planting and maintenance programmes,
  • assisting and leading the care of residential and commercial gardens and lawns,
  • planning community revegetation and regeneration projects, and,
  • managing contracted green spaces.

Typically students will study our horticulture programmes over two years. This structure develops the skills and knowledge to become assistant or lead amenity horticulturalists, plant collection assistants, turf apprentices, amenity team leaders or contractors.

Students studying the Applied Horticulture Services (Level 3) Amenity strand will be introduced to the fundamentals of the industry over one semester. Following on, students will study the Advanced Horticulture Services (Level 4) Amenity strand. Graduates will be qualified to be a team leader in an amenity garden situation. This is a 12-month programme.

Professional programmes / short courses


Students will learn at the beautiful Hamilton Gardens Campus: a 58-hectare environment of public gardens with an incredible variety of trees, plants, and grasses.


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Horticulture, Arboriculture, Landscape Design and Construction pathway diagram

To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.

About the faculty

Welcome to the Centre for Applied Science and Primary Industries!

Creating the next generation of science talent in New Zealand has never been more important and if you're thinking about a career in Science or Primary Industries, we can help you to build your skills and employability.

We offer a diverse and exciting range of programmes that produce graduates who move on to stimulating and challenging careers within industry. We are proud of who we are and the achievements of our staff, students and alumni.


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