Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture on Nightcourses.com

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Do you love all things plant-related? Whether you want to grow your own delicious vegetables, make the most of your garden or take the next step in your landscaping career, the Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture has you covered.  Nightcourses.com is delighted to welcome these esteemed horticulture specialists to our comprehensive list of training providers.

About Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture

The College of Amenity Horticulture is located at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin, 5km north west of the city centre and is accessible by the 4, 9 and 83 buses. Courses are undertaken both at the National Botanic Gardens and also at their college campus at Ashtown Horticultural Research Centre.

There is a strong tradition of teaching at the National Botanic Gardens dating back to 1812. Their aim is to prepare students for employment in the amenity horticulture industry. The courses are provided in association with OPW, Dublin Municipal Parks departments and the Golfing Union of Ireland.

Currently, they provide training for 300 students between all their courses with a balance of school leavers and mature students among the participants. The College of Amenity Horticulture is non-residential with students finding accommodation in the locality. Course format includes the theory and practice of horticulture. Students get the opportunity to work in a practical way alongside skilled horticulturalists.

Graduates of their courses contribute in many sectors of the horticulture industry, such as landscape design and construction, garden centres, parks, estate gardens, grounds maintenance, and greenkeeping.

 


Gemma Creagh

Gemma is a nomadic writer, filmmaker, & journalist. She was born in Cork, lives in Dublin, and studied in Belfast & Galway, where she graduated from NUIG’s Writing MA. She has penned articles for national publications and is the editorial assistant for Film Ireland Magazine. Gemma was the writer and co-producer of the five-part comedy ‘Rental Boys’ for RTÉ’s Storyland. Her short films have screened at festivals around the world.
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