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Amenity horticulture

Do you like working outdoors, love variety and do not see yourself in an office? Grow your green thumb and develop the hands-on skills, as well as specific technical knowledge, to thrive in the primary industries horticulture sector.

The exciting world of amenity horticulture allows opportunities to shape the future of green spaces, create vibrant city gardens, breathe life into parks, and craft eco-friendly landscapes, as well as focus on innovative, sustainable approaches where your efforts can make a change to the well-being of people, communities, and the planet.

Our amenity horticulture programmes allow you to progress from fundamental skills, theory, and knowledge to advanced horticulture practices that can see you as a qualified team leader in an amenity garden environment.

You will benefit from learning at the beautiful Hamilton Gardens Campus, an award-winning public garden and one of Waikato’s most popular visitor attractions with an incredible variety of trees, plants and grasses. You will learn from and work alongside our professional gardening team to make a tangible difference in the world around you.

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,
  • managing contracted green spaces.

Our programmes

Professional programmes / short courses


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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