Landscape Architecture

Landscape is changing. Social, environmental and economic factors have shifted the focus of the landscape professions. Today, the spotlight is on ecological restoration, the revitalisation of civic space, urban fringes and infrastructural wastelands, and innovative residential garden design.

Study at the Department of Landscape Architecture and you'll learn to address these shifting demands. Our programmes draw on science, history, art and modern technology. They're lively, engaging and challenging. And most importantly, they're professionally accredited.

As a landscape student you'll work on real projects of all sizes, visit sites, and create imaginative designs that enhance and diversify our environments. There may even be the chance to go on a study tour to Asia, Europe or the Pacific. Above all, you'll be inspired by the many opportunities that exist in landscape architecture and design.

You're bound to be inspired by our staff too. Our lecturers are internationally recognised landscape practitioners and researchers, all actively involved in the landscape community. Their work is regularly published in international journals, showcasing some of the most original and high-profile landscape projects in new Zealand and around the world. Many of them also sit on the judging panels for industry awards or the Ellerslie Flower Show. And they're supported by well-known guest critics from around the world.


Landscape Architecture programmes

If you're just starting out:

Bridgepoint foundation education programmes can get you ready to apply for certificate, diploma or degree level study. Find out more about Bridgepoint programmes on offer.

If you want to learn how to improve your garden:

If you’re interested in landscape design:

If you want to become a landscape architect:

Professional development for landscape architects:


Last edited: 19 September 2013  

Programme Brochure
Graduate Profile
  • Pamela Gill

    "I love plants and design. I already had some practical experience ...