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Jan Latham

Academic Staff Member

(Landscape programme coordinator)

I have successfully managed my own landscape design business ‘Growable Art’ for close to 20 years, after graduating from Wintec with a Business degree in Marketing and Management, a Diploma in Landscape Design, and a Gold Award through the Student exhibitions at the Waikato Home and Garden Show. I started business in the Waikato, and it was my dream to exhibit at the Ellerslie Flower Show to launch my business, which I did very successfully in 1998 with my first Ellerslie Gold Award.

From there I worked throughout the Waikato and Auckland, designing inner city residential gardens and larger country lifestyle properties. I have also worked with Urban Designers, and been involved in Landscaped Master Planned Communities in Orewa and Taupo. A few favourite projects of mine are a Contemporary Roof Top Courtyard for the founder of Simply You Fashion Magazine, a Traditional Italian Country Estate for a News Talk ZB announcer, and a multi-million dollar English Walled Garden for a local Waikato horse stud.

Being a Landscape Designer is an amazing career, you physically create people’s dreams and bring them to reality, and for me it all started with this very same Diploma in Landscape Design.