Approx Cost:
Course books $20.00.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is of benefit for this course
Course Outline:


  • Direct and indirect sowing of herbs, flower and vegetable plants.
  • Maintaining a garden plot.
  • Correct and safe use of tools.
  • Pricking out and propagation of plants.


  • Garden planning.
  • Tools and their uses.
  • Plant structure and function.
  • Marketing a NZ primary product.
  • Horticulture in New Zealand.
  • Organic gardening methods.

Students will be assessed both practically (garden establishment, maintenance and practical tasks) and theoretically (assignments and tests).

Where Does It Lead:

Agricultural/Horticultural Science in Year 10 and beyond; learning and caring for plants and the pleasure of growing plants.

For further information see:
Miss Tighe