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Stephen Cantor

Academic Staff Member


Stephen Cantor is an Amenity Horticulture Tutor at Wintec based at the Hamilton Gardens Campus.

Stephen has been in the horticulture industry for over 30 years and developed his career in the amenity horticulture sector. With experience working in the private and public sectors, Stephen has extensive experience in the maintenance and management of amenity spaces.

Following graduation form the Diploma course of The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Stephen has held positions of Head Gardener in the United Kingdom and here in New Zealand overseeing large private gardens, commercial plantings and interior spaces for a range of high profile clients. Stephen is now bringing this experience and knowledge to teaching to help develop the amenity gardeners of the future.

Stephen has a passion for amenity horticulture and what it can provide for people. He believes that a good gardener must have a passion for what they do, a broad skill set and the knowledge and understanding that what they do can make a huge difference to people’s lives.