Ecology and Horticulture Hub General Information
Work Placement/Gardening Projects
Practical experience is an integral part of the course. The College has established the following practices to enhance learners’ exposure to horticulture:
Experience with Landscape Design real projects
Garden maintenance in public parks, private gardens and college grounds
Exciting learning through practical science experiments
Regular experience growing vegetables in college allotment
College trips to include Botanic Gardens, Hook Head, Nurseries, Parks etc.
Community support: Designing and helping to build a garden for St Michael’s House
Maintaining the gardens of Simpson’s Nursing Home and helping with the Airfield
Employment and Career Opportunities Examples
A wide variety of employment opportunities exist in Domestic Landscaping, Private Gardens, Public Parks and Nurseries, market gardens, managing your allotment and Garden Centers. The Design elective allows students to look after large gardens while the market gardening elective prepares learners to cultivate a site suitable to food crop production, have acquired skills in propagation, cultivation and harvesting of food crops.
Graduates who achieve the required standard may progress to our two year part-time programme in Horticulture Supervision or Market Gardening Supervision at level 6 or alternatively graduates may be eligible for advanced progression procedures to year 2 of Higher Certificate/Degree programmes in Horticulture through the CAO application process
IT Blanchardstown, BN113 Horticulture
National Botanic Gardens, Horticulture
UCD, DN272 Horticulture, Landscape and Sportsturf Management (LC Ordinary Level Maths required)