Certificate in Landscape Design & Build (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Landscape Construction) (Level 3)
40 weeksPart-timeOnline

Think outside the box and into the garden with this brand new flexible online programme in Landscape Design & Build.

This programme teaches students how to design their very own cost-effective garden paradise right at home in the backyard. Learn to create innovative and inspirational outdoor spaces that are not only visually stunning, but help increase your property value and street appeal.

Discover site requirements and landscape construction activities required to succeed in this field. Gain knowledge in garden styles, landscape design principles and processes to create effective concepts for individual garden spaces.

Work both in a team and as an individual as you navigate the landscaping sector through practical lessons online. Take your study outdoors as you learn the tools, materials, and equipment of the trade. Create a plan with guidance from our experienced tutors then put it into practice in your own backyard. Let your creativity blossom as you bring your dream garden to life!

The skills you will learn in this programme will not only help you create your own home getaway, but also support careers in Landscape Design and Landscape Construction. Are you already working in horticulture? Give yourself the professional edge of a qualification in this exciting area and stand out from the crowd like a strong Kauri tree.

Whether you are an aspiring landscape designer or looking to create your own inspirational outdoor space, this programme has something for all green thumbs.

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  • You will learn:

  • How to transfer garden visions and goals into a descriptive and inspirational design plans.

  • Landscape design processes and principles, garden styles and design considerations for your concepts.

  • To master the art of site plans that utilise the location, position, and size of garden spaces.

  • Different design approaches, materials, and plants to suit your projects.

  • Effective teamwork and communication skills.

  • How to lay paving, build raised garden beds, fences, single level decks and install chip pathways.

  • How to prepare a garden bed, lay turf, sow a lawn and how to plant trees/shrubs.

Course start dates

The 22nd of July will be our final intake for this course in 2024, and spaces are filling fast. Stay tuned to our website for the release of 2025 dates which are coming soon.


Study from anywhere in NZ.

Jul 22, 2024

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