Horticulture students working in Hamilton Gardens


Amenity Horticulture: The care and maintenance of parks, gardens and open spaces.

At Wintec, 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!

Amenity horticulturalists contribute to society through advising on plant choices, overseeing horticultural programmes, planning regeneration projects, and managing green spaces.

Typically students will study the horticultural programmes over two years to develop the skills and knowledge to be amenity gardeners, collection curators, grounds people or amenity contractors.


Level 3
Students studying the Applied Horticulture Services (Level 3) Amenity strand will be introduced to the fundamentals of the industry over 6 months (one semester).

Level 4
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.


Landscape Design and Construction pathway diagram

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.


Read more about the Centre here.

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