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HORT 071

Amenity Horticulture

Course overview

You’ll look at the principles and practices associated with plant selection, plant establishment, care and maintenance for amenity horticulture purposes, including turf and arboriculture.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum of 1 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below

pre-requisite

  • a minimum of 1 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • Plant Studies, PLSC-21 PLSC-21R

or

pre-requisite

  • a minimum of 1 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • Plant Husbandry, PLSC-24 PLSC-24R
Available semesters Semester 2 2021
Credits 15
Domestic fees $894.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the use of Aotearoa-New Zealand native plants and exotic plants in parks and gardens.
  2. Show an understanding of hedges and shelter, and their establishment and maintenance.
  3. Understand how ground cover plants, climbers, perennial and annual plants are used in Aotearoa-New Zealand gardens.
  4. Describe and explain good maintenance and pruning practices for select plant groups.

Course examiners

Jill Reader

Jill Reader

Senior tutor

Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce

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