certificate in horticultural principles and practices -saturdays
AUTUMN COURSE - Saturdays
Places Available For Spring 2019
IF YOU WANT TO JUST LEARN LOTS ABOUT GARDENING, GARDEN DESIGN AND HOW PLANTS GROW, THEN THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU. ENROLLING NOW! A NEW INSTALLMENT OPTION IS AVAILABLE .
The emphasis is on hands on learning, whether its plant science or pruning we make a special effort to bring the subject to life with practical demonstrations and workshops.
LEARN HOW TO GROW FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
ORNAMENTAL PLANT SELECTION USES AND MAINTENANCE
PLANT PROPAGATION AND MORE....
An attractive feature of this course is that it is purely horticultural and students are not required to study non-horticultural subjects as on many other courses. There are no formal assessments, but an attendance record is kept and students are encouraged to keep a learner record and complete small projects throughout the course.
Classes Classes are held in The Garden School located in THE NURSERY, MARLAY PARK, RATHFARNHAM, DUBLIN 16. Classes are held one day a week on Saturdays. Classes will feature hands on learning, demonstrations and practicals to complement the comprehensive course notes. Classes will include practicals in the garden and polytunnel. Students are expected to study their notes at home.
Classes are every Saturday, 9.30 - 14.00
We make learning easier! We at The Garden School believe that students should not have to spend time searching for answers from many different places and that learning is easier and more enjoyable if the course material is well-presented and comprehensive. Following this belief, we have developed our own course notes and employ visual presentations and garden visits to complete an enjoyable learning experience.
Course Material All course notes are supplied in our Study Packs so there is no necessity to purchase any books. A suggested reading list is included with the first Study Pack.
Course Tutor The principal course tutors are Ciaran Burke and Aoife Munn. Ciaran is a qualified horticulturist with many years of experience in horticulture and gardening. Ciaran is a keen plantsman and has been teaching RHS courses since 1999. He writes for a number of publications including the Irish Garden. He has been a speaker at the Garden, Landscape and Design Association (GLDA) Annual Design Seminar in 2013 and the RHSI Annual Seminar in 2014.
Aoife has completed the RHS Masters of Horticulture. She is an enthusiastic and experienced horticulture tutor and lectures on the health benefits of gardening.
Garden Visits Visits to the National Botanic Gardens are a feature of our courses that all students enjoy. Seeing plants growing in such a location brings the course more alive. These visits are included in the course fee. Own transport is required for garden visits.
Who enrols on this course? People from different backgrounds, from those who have never studied horticulture and/or gardening, to the more experienced gardeners of all ages. The course is ideally suited to interested amateurs or to anyone considering embarking on a career in horticulture or to those who are already working in the horticulture/gardening sector.
Whatever your ultimate goal, whether it is professional or purely for personal enjoyment. Enrolling on TheGarden Schools the perfect starting point for discovering the wonderful world of horticulture.
Venue The course takes place at The Garden School located in the nursery adjacent to the walled garden in Marlay Park.
Surrounded by beautiful mature trees and in the centre of parkland it is an ideal place to learn about gardening and horticulture. Facilities on site include outdoor practical learning spaces, tunnels and classroom and library. There is a kitchen and on the grounds of Marlay Park there is a coffee shop. Ample free car parking is available.
Cost The fees are €1250. Course fees can be paid in instalments Information is on the enrolment form.
To book a place on the Wednesday RHS Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture Course click the button below to pay deposit of €150. The balance can be when the course commences, and a instalment option is available.
THE GARDEN SCHOOL, THE NURSERY, MARLAY PARK, GRANGE ROAD, RATHFARNHAM, DUBLIN 16, IRELAND