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Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture – National Botanic Gardens

Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture, The National Botanic Gardens Glasnevin, Dublin D09 VY63 (our college is located on the grounds of The National Botanic Gardens), Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: DO9 VY63

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 our college campus at Ashtown Horticultural Research Centre.

There is a strong tradition of teaching at the National Botanic Gardens dating back to 1812.

Our 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 we provide training for 300 students between all our 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 our courses contribute in many sectors of the horticulture industry, such as, landscape design and construction, garden centres, parks, estate gardens, grounds maintenance and greenkeeping.

All aspects of Horticulture are being studied on our programmes at all levels and prospective students should contact the college directly or attend a careers and course day to find out more information.

L5 Certificate in Horticulture (Fulltime)
General information & course schedule. This course involves 28 weeks of horticulture class work and skills. It also contains a four week Practical Learning Period (PLP) in a Teagasc approved horticultural unit. In an average…
BSc in Horticulture (Level 7)
BSc in Horticulture (Level 7) This is a 3 year full-time course designed to train you as a professional horticulturist. Horticulturist work in many different areas – managing garden centres, designing gardens, growing fruit and…
L5 Component Award - Fruit and Veg Production
Course Summary Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture provides a QQI Level 5 Component Award in Fruit and Vegetable production. The course is run at our campus in Ashtown, Dublin 15. It will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and…
L5 Component Award - Horticulture Mechanisation
Course Summary This course is designed for anyone who wants to have the knowledge and skills to operate and maintain a range of hand and powered horticultural machinery and implements.   Who should apply? This…
L5 Component Award – Landscape Construction and Maintenance
Course Summary Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture provides a QQI Level 5 Component Award in Landscape Construction and  Maintenance. The QQI Level 5 Component Award in Landscape Construction and Maintenance will equip the learner with the…
L5 Component Award – Plant Science
Course Summary The QQI level 5 component award in Plant Science will equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to understand plant structure, processes, growth and development in a horticultural context. Module Content…
L5 Component Award –Leadership
Course Summary The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to skillfully lead self and other people in work-related tasks and activities, in a paid or voluntary…
L5 Component Award –Soil Science and Growing Media
Course Summary The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to evaluate soils and growing media with regard to their utilisation in a horticultural context.   Module…
L6 Advanced Certificate in Horticulture (Full Time)
This course is offered over a 32 week period and will consist of either 24 or 16 weeks of college based work sand 8 or 16 weeks of a practical learning period (PLP) depending on…
L6 Component Award - Ecology and the Environment
Course Summary The QQI Level 6 component award in Ecology and the Environment will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to assist in the management of the natural environment. The course will…
L6 Component Award - Garden Centre Operations
Course Summary The QQI Level 6 Component Award in Garden Centre Operation will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to Supervise operations in garden centres and other horticulture retail outlets. The course will…
L6 Component Award - Landscape Design and Construction
Course Summary The QQI Level 6 component award in Landscape Design & Construction will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to design a landscape project and take that design to the detailed…
L6 Component Award - Market Gardening
Course Summary The QQI Level 6 component award in Market Gardening will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to plan and implement production programmes for a full range of fruit and vegetable…
L6 Component Award - Nursery Stock Production
Course Summary The QQI level 6 component award in Nursery Stock Production will equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to perform operations in a nursery stock plant production unit. The course will…
L6 Component Award - Sportsturf Science & Maintenance
Course Summary The QQI level 6 component award in Sportsturf Science and Maintenance will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to manage all of the factors that influence the development, quality and…
L6 Component Award - Tree and Shrub Management
Course Summary The QQI Level 6 Component Award in Tree and Shrub Management will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in selection, planning and maintenance of trees and shrubs. The course will lead…
Landscape Construction and Maintenance Component Award (QQI Level 5) Summer Course
Course Summary Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture provides a QQI Level 5 Component Award in Landscape Construction and  Maintenance. The QQI Level 5 Component Award in Landscape Construction and Maintenance will equip the learner with the…
Landscape Construction and Maintenance Component Award (QQI Level 5) Summer Course
Course Summary Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture provides a QQI Level 5 Component Award in Landscape Construction and  Maintenance. The QQI Level 5 Component Award in Landscape Construction and Maintenance will equip the learner with the…
Plant ID & Use (Component Award Level 5)
Course Summary The QQI Level 5 component aware in Plant ID and Use will equip the learner with the knowledge , skill and competence to identify a wide range of plants, their characteristics and their…
Plant Propagation (Component Award Level 5)
Course Summary The QQI level 5 component award in Plant propagation will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence for the propagation of a wide range of plants. This course will lead to…
Plant Protection (Component Award, Level 5)
Course Summary The QQI level 5 component award in Plant Protection will equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to protect plants and horticultural crops from harmful effects of weeds, pests and diseases…

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