Try Horticulture for a Day with WIT

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Are you looking to learn about horticulture? Students from sixth year, FE and fifth year can experience first hand college life in the Teagasc College in the National Botanic Gardens on Saturday, 22nd February 2020.

  • Date: 22 February, 2020
  • Time: 11:00 am – 14:00 pm
  • Location: National Botanic Gardens, Dublin
  • Cost: €20 (fee includes light refreshment)

Try Horticulture

You will be exposed to what is involved in the examination and identification of plant material and how that is used in an amenity setting of the National Botanic Gardens. You will also get to see demonstrations of certain machinery used in horticulture as well as finding out about what course types and careers would be on offer once you’ve completed a certificate, advanced certificate or degree in Horticulture in Teagasc College in the National Botanic Gardens.

Indicative Schedule

11.00 – 11.15am: Introduction to Teagasc College life and the National Botanic Gardens.
11.15am – 12.00pm: Tour of Great Palm house and curvilinear range incorporating plant ID.
12.00pm – 12.45pm: Plant Identification and Potting shed exercise and machine demonstrations.
12.45om – 1.30pm: Presentation on courses in College.
1.30pm – 2.00pm: Tea /coffee and sandwiches.

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About Teagasc

The College of Amenity Horticulture is located at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin. 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 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.



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