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The facilities at the college include student and staff canteen, library, computer room, laboratory, study facilities, fully equipped lecture rooms and drawing studio. Wi-Fi is available in the main college buildings.

In addition to the full facility of the Botanic gardens itself the college has particular facilities for training in horticultural practice and skills.

Clubs & Societies

When students attend courses at the Gardens they become part of all the activities of the National Botanic Gardens. The Botanic Gardens visitor centre has an all year round programme of horticultural lectures and exhibitions at which all students are welcome. Various botanical and horticultural societies hold events in the National Botanic Gardens.

Students take part in Macra na Feirme and inter college competitions and there is a horticultural education society and a student social society. They get involved in fund raising activities, carol singing and organise an annual educational tour.


The College of Amenity horticulture is a non-residential college. Students acquire accommodation in the vicinity of the Botanic Gardens. An accommodation list is available from the college. Good opportunities for accommodation are available on many web sites and in the daily newspapers. It is best to seek such accommodation well in advance of the start of the college year.

Fees and Grants

All current fees are available directly from College.

Teagasc Student Maintenance Grant Scheme (TSMGS)

The grant is a means tested grant for students attending level 5 and level 6 courses at Teagasc. Teagasc Grant

Students Universal Support Ireland (SUSI)

The Level 7 Bsc in Horticulture is eligible for Third Level Training grants. The grant application form is available online. 

Student Supports

Teagasc is an equal opportunities organisation and welcomes applications from students which may have a disability or specific learning difficulties.  Teagasc is committed to supporting all students, including those with disabilities or specific learning difficulties within their learning environment.

Transport Links


LOCATION - THE NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS, (Botanic Avenue, Glasnevin, D09 VY63)

By Car - If attending a course at the National Botanic Gardens please be aware that car parking is pay per hour and spaces are limited. Also there is limited local on-street parking and is pay and display (per hour). Use of public transport is recommended. 

By Bus -  Route 4, 9, 83

For any other starting points in Dublin, use www.hittheroad.ie where you can find links for Dublin Bus, Luas and DART routes.

LOCATION – ASHTOWN, (Teagasc Food Research Centre, Scribblestown, Dublin 15)

By Car - If attending a course at our college campus in Ashtown parking is free of charge to all students attending.

By Bus -  Dublin Bus 120, 37, 39, 38, 39A and 70

Train – Longford, Maynooth, Castleknock, Ashtown and finish at Connolly.