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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.

The facilities at the college include student and staff canteen, library, computer 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.

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.

An award is made to the student with the best result at Level 5, Level 6 and Bachelor of Science in Horticulture.