Horticulture as a career path

The Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture is located in the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin’s northside suburb of Glasnevin.

At this location we teach full time courses in Horticulture at Level 5 (Certificate, 1 year), Level 6 (Advanced Certificate, 1 year) and Level 7 (Ordinary Degree, 3 years). We have approximately 200 students from all over the Dublin, the greater Leinster area and beyond.

Fantastic outdoor classroom

Students who enter the courses have the ability to learn in the fantastic outdoor classroom which is the plant collection of the National Botanic Gardens complimented by the new state of the art college teaching facilities which were completed in 2014.

We have the added benefit of students being taught by top class Teagasc and OPW staff of the Gardens who take students on practical work experience during their studies in the college.

Our qualifications are fully accredited and suit people who wish to follow the area of Horticulture as a fulltime career path. The basic science of horticulture is covered in all courses, soils, plant science and plant identification and then students can further study areas like Landscaping, Sportsturf, Nursery stock and Food Crop production. These subjects give people the foundation to build a strong career in the horticultural sector.

Degree course

Students can enter first year either by applying directly to the college for the Certificate course or through the CAO for the level 7 degree course (WD097). We have a partnership with Waterford Institute of Technology for the delivery of the degree course in the Botanic Gardens.

This year students can also study part time modules in Horticulture at level 5 and level 6.

This will enable people who are working to drop in to partake in modules that are awarded as components of the major award at level 5 and level 6.

This year we are offering Level 5 modules on a part time basis – see list below for summer courses and courses within the academic year.  We also offer Level 6 modules on a part time basis, for those working in the industry.

The college is holding a Career and Course information day on Thursday 8th March 2018 from 2.00-4.00pm and all are welcome to attend


Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture,

National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

01 8040201 or 01 8040202

Email: botanic.college@teagasc.ie

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