Teagasc, College of Amenity Horticulture


Commencing January 2021

This course is primarily aimed at people involved in the Landscaping sector who are looking to develop their practical skills and landscape design knowledge.


The course will be offered by the Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin; over a 16 week period commencing in early January until the end of June 2021. The module will be delivered through a blended learning model where design studio and assessments occur online, with practical sessions being facilitated at our Teagasc, Ashtown site. A structured timetable allows learners to plan their time, accommodating their current position within the landscaping sector.


Learners will enhance and develop their skills in key areas such as: the landscape design process, plant material, components of landscape features and how they work in design. The practical elements of the
course include the construction of walls, water and timber features.


The construction of a student show garden is another key feature of this course where students collaborate and build a student demonstration garden at our Teagasc, Ashtown site.


For further information contact:

Teagasc, Glasnevin Reception Tel: +353 1 804 0201
Email: botanic.college@teagasc.ie


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GLDA Student & Graduate Garden Design Awards

GLDA Student and Graduate Garden Design Competition

Sustainable Garden Design Challenge

For Application Details, email studentawards@glda.ie


Submission Closing Date : Midnight on Monday, 14th January, 2019 (On-line submission)

Judging Date: Saturday, 19th January, 2019

Judging Panel: GLDA Council Members


Category One Applicant: Any student on the Island of Ireland currently studying an (accredited) garden design, landscape architecture, horticulture related course or landscape skills training course

Category Two Applicant : Any graduate from the above approved courses who qualified in 2016 & 2017 

Prize Awards

Best Category One (Student) Concept Master Plan Design – ipad Mini

Best Category Two (Graduate) Concept Master Plan Design – ipad Mini

Best Innovative Concept Detail Award 2019 – trophy

Best Planting Design 2019 – trophy


Each winner plus 2 runners up from each category will receive FREE entry to the GLDA Seminar on Saturday, 23rd February, 2019 plus GLDA (Pre-reg) Membership for 2019


To find out more or to request an application pack and design brief,

email studentawards@glda.ie

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GLDA winners at Bloom in the Park 2018

We are delighted to announce the following GLDA  members who won awards in this years Bloom in the Park.


Full Member Kevin Dennis won gold for his  FRUIT JUICE MATTERS GARDEN


Full Member Cornelia Rafferty won gold for her NO LIMITS – GOAL’S GARDEN FOR WOMEN


Full Member Peter O’Brien won silver gilt for THE ENCHANTED WOOD GARDEN


Full Member Jane McCorkell designed the Fingal The Greener Way which won gold


Full Members, Deirdre Prince and Patricia Tyrrell supported their students gardens from the CDETB


Also, Friend members Linda McKeown, Tünde Szentesi and Oliver and Liat Schurmann Mount Venus won awards for their gardens at Bloom


Congratulations to all involved.

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Effective:  May 25th 2018

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