This is an introductory level for horticulture course suitable for people interested in horticulture as a career or leading to an apprenticeship as well as keen gardeners wanting to perfect techniques. It is very hands-on and will cover set units including OH&S, recognise plants, lay paving, pot up plants, propagation, planting, pruning, machinery and equipment chemicals (under supervision), micro-irrigation, weeds, pests, diseases & disorders, soil properties, grass renovation and display plantings. The course runs one day a week during school terms with students practicing the skills learnt and keeping a diary of activities outside of class. With increasing urbanisation, amenity horticulture is a growth industry and horticultural food production both at a local level and for wider distribution as a business enterprise is on the rise.
Ask our experts your plant questions and find out about studying horticulture with us in 2021 at our information session on Tuesday 8 December.
There will be four session times available to register for throughout the day - two virtual sessions, and two at our Hamilton campus. Places are limited, register below.