Careers in Horticulture

Careers information on the many areas of Irish Horticulture

Careers in Horticulture

Careers information on the many areas of Irish Horticulture

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Education for Horticulture Industry

The Horticulture  Industry employs people with a wide range of skills and qualifications. People with anything from IT to Accountancy find employment in the sector. However this page will concentrate on the education paths for those looking to get into the core areas of the business.

Courses in Horticulture

Level 8 Degrees
ucd   Horticulture is the art, science, technology and business of plant cultivation for human use. If you like biology or other science subjects, or you’re interested in business studies, home economics or languages, then this course may be for you.

Level 7 Degrees



Level 5 PLC  

Level 4 PLC  

Apprenticeships   At the moment there is no apprenticeship option but work is being done in this area and it is hoped that an announcement may be made in 2020.


Internship in Organic  

 Other Websites and Materials

    Professional Organisation – We are the professional voice for horticulture, open to any professional within the horticultural industry, from those at the beginning of their education or career, to those already well established within the field.

 TEAGASC   Publications

Stepping Stones to a Career in Horticulture

    Trade Website

Growtrade is published online by Mediateam Ltd the team that organises Ireland’s leading horticulture trade show GLAS and the publishers of The Irish Garden magazine.


 Colleges of Horticulture

  The College of Amenity Horticulture is located at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin, 5km north west of the city centre and is accessible by the 4, 9 and 83 buses.

Having our college located in the National Botanic Gardens provides students with a unique training opportunity. There is a strong tradition of training at the National Botanic Gardens dating back to 1812.

  Kildalton is the largest Teagasc college. It is a leading provider of training in Agriculture, Horticulture and Equine Studies. Close links have been developed with the local Institute of Technology in Waterford (WIT) making the college a progressive learning facility in the South East. There are over 500 students currently registered on courses at Kildalton College.


The Organic College – We are a small college of about 60 students situated in the town of Dromcollogher, Co. Limerick, Ireland. We are dedicated to providing quality courses in organic growing and sustainability.


Students Stories of Horticulture Education

  There are several videos available here. Take a look at some of the student accounts of their experience of Horticulture Education.

TEAGASC   Teagasc has a very active Facebook page. Click the icon to access all the latest information.