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Diploma in Landscape Design and Horticulture (N57)




What will I learn?

The only polytechnic diploma that combines broad-based training in landscape design with plant science and horticulture

Strong partnership with National Parks Board to offer practical outdoor lessons at Botanic Gardens and Learning Park@Clementi Woods

If you have a love for nature and a flair for design, join the Diploma in Landscape Design & Horticulture (LDH) and play a part in developing Singapore as a City in a Garden. Combining landscape design, plant science and horticulture management, LDH is the only diploma-level course of its kind in Singapore.

Thanks to our strong partnership with National Parks Board, much of your practical training, field training and outdoor lessons will take place at the Singapore Botanic Gardens and other parks.

In your first year, you will develop skills in landscape design and learn about urban ecology and conservation, as well as plant taxonomy. You will progress on to learn about horticulture and turf management, genetics and breeding of plants, and hardscape and softscape designs in your second year. In your final year, you will undertake a project and get to apply your horticulture and plant science knowledge to develop innovative landscape designs.

In addition, this course will provide you with the opportunity to hone your horticultural and project management skills at the Learning Park@Clementi Woods and Singapore Botanic Gardens. You will be able to conduct hands-on practice and attend classes at The Greenhub, a dedicated classroom set in the midst of Clementi Woods.


You can put your green fingers to work at the two integrated resorts, three waterfront gardens at Marina Bay, country clubs, hotels and property developments across Singapore. LDH graduates can also find employment as horticulturists, landscape designers, or nursery supervisors.

Which department am I in?

School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (5,57,266) per year
Start date

Expected October 2023


School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology

Ngee Ann Polytechnic,

535 Clementi Road,

599489, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students


To be eligible for our diplomas, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.

Subject : English Language as a First Language: 1–7 ('O' Level Grade); Mathematics (Elementary/Additional): 1–7 ('O' Level Grade); Science (with Physics or Chemistry or Biology component) or Biotechnology or Computer Studies or Design & Technology or Fundamentals of Electronics, Any one other subject: 1–6 ('O' Level Grade)

You must also fulfil the aggregate computation requirements.

Candidates with English as a second language (EL2) must have attained a minimum grade of 6.

Candidates with hearing deficiency or severe vision deficiency should not apply for the course.


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