certificate in horticultural principles and practices - Monthly workshops
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certificate in horticultural principles and practices
Attend a workshop once a month
A hands on learning experience
Get full set of online course notes
Access to student area of website
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a new approach to learning horticulture
IF YOU WANT TO LEARN LOTS ABOUT GARDENING, GARDEN DESIGN AND HOW PLANTS GROW, THEN THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU. ENROLLING NOW! An INSTALMENT 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. We have a new approach to teaching horticulture which blends the technical information with the practical, doing away with plant science only subjects, instead the important scientific principles are blended into practical classes and workshops to make the information more relevant, more memorable and more enjoyable.
Subjects covered include
LEARN HOW TO GROW FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
ORNAMENTAL PLANT SELECTION USES AND MAINTENANCE
Into each subject the relevant plant science subjects are blended. COURSE IS PART TIME - ONE DAY A MONTH
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MONTHLY WORKSHOPS The workshops take place at the Garden School in Marlay Park, once a month. These are seasonally themed, for example in March the workshop might focus on Planning the vegetable plot, seed sowing and spring interest plants.
The workshops are given by one of The Garden School's QUALIFIED HORTICULTURAL TUTORS; Ciaran Burke and Aoife Munn.
When you enrol you can attend 12 workshops over the period of 24 months. So if you miss one this year, you can make it up the following year, or just do a different date. Two of the dates each year are held in the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin.
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.
It is an ideal practical learning situation for people who maybe studying for a horticultural course by correspondence, compliment your text book learning with practical tuition from one of Ireland's top horticulturists, Ciaran Burke.
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 €950. Fees can be paid by instalments also
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THE GARDEN SCHOOL, THE NURSERY, MARLAY PARK, GRANGE ROAD, RATHFARNHAM, DUBLIN 16, IRELAND
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