Horticulture

  • On our warmbench we propagate a large variety of plants, including cuttings flowering plants and shrubs and vegetables.

  • This is a view of the nursery and fruit garden and includes a good variety of herbaceous, shrubs and trees. We have apples, plums, pears, currants and berries.

  • Our modest alpine section which sports a variety of plants including Iberis, Saxifrage, Ajuga.

Horticulture is a training program to enable people with disabilities or those out of work due to illness or injury, This course combines practical and theoretical learning to provide students with a comprehensive and applied set of horticultural skills for employment in plant nurseries, garden centers, landscape companies, golf clubs, parks and a range of related areas. These skills are complemented by general skills such as information technology and targeted work experience in a horticultural environment, to give participants an opportunity to apply learning in a real work setting.

Students, working at their own pace and using their own learning style, choose eight QQI modules list and completion of those modules may lead to a QQI Level 4 certificate in Horticulture. This Major Award is recognized both nationally and internationally and helps students progress to employment or further training. Certification is achieved by continuous assessment through practical assignments and projects. Student learn through the medium of group classes, practical demonstrations, individual practice and assignments. Each student can avail of a wide range of supports throughout the course.