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Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture

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

At this location we teach full time courses in Horticulture at Level 5 (Certificate, 1year), 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.

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 brand 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.

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.