Careers in Horticulture

Careers information on the many areas of Irish Horticulture

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Examples of Organic Horticulture


Fruit Hill Farm is Ireland’s specialist for environment friendly house, farm and garden supplies. All our products are carefully sourced to meet the needs of organic producers and gardeners. We stock high quality garden tools, organic vegetable seeds, green manures, potatoes, onions, garlic, composts, propagation equipment, organic plant feeds, organic crop protection products and much more.

We started growing commercially in 2002, gradually building up the business since then. We now have 5 polytunnels, 2 tractors, a refrigerated delivery van, a rotovator, a student house, a packing shed, a large cold room, and a variety of other equipment. Our polytunnels cover 16000 sq feet of protected cropping, for vegetables that need more heat to grow well.

In the polytunnels we have: courgette, cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, and root fennel. In the polytunnels in summertime we grow: scallions, celery, peppers, french beans. Outside we grow: beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, kale, lettuce, onions, parsnips, potatoes, romanesco, and turnips.


At Springfield castle we aim to be as sustainable as possible with our own woodlands, organic farm and gardens. In line with our sustainable ethos we are reducing our carbon footprint at Springfield Castle. Our heating is 95% run using wood grown in our 50 acres of broadleaf forest which we are managing under a continuous cover forest system.

Gortbrack Organic Farm is an award winning, innovative centre for Environmental Education, Local Organic Food Training and Development, Eco Landscaping and Cabin Accommodation, based on a 9 acre site overlooking Tralee Valley, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

The farm has a diverse range of ecological & native Irish habitats, ranging from ponds to wild bog land, wildlife habitats including native hedgerows, woodlands, ditches and stonewalls, to organic vegetables, herbs, tunnels (all weather), composting, willow features, reed bed systems, cabins and ducks and donkeys.


Manna Organic Store can be found on the Island of Geese, Strand Street, Tralee. It is owned and managed by Claire and Thomas O’Connor. It is a fully certified Organic Shop, selling a wide range of delicious organic fruit, vegetables and organic wholefoods.

With produce from our own farm, and other local organic farms, Manna is a shop with a difference. It is ALL about the taste. At Manna we sell all kinds of organic fruit and vegetables, some depending on the season. We bring in as much stock as possible from the local organic farms, including our own.