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Horticulture

Kildalton College is the largest land based college in Ireland and has been providing horticultural education since 1971. With a total student population of over 1400, there is a great mix of young and mature students from all parts of the country and beyond studying at Kildalton College.

Horticulture as a career has always attracted people from different backgrounds and experience and our classes at Kildalton are generally a mix of young and mature students. Kildalton welcomes horticultural enthusiasts of all ages to participate in courses. The horticultural unit at Kildalton offers students a unique opportunity to experience a diverse range of horticultural sectors through the extensive horticultural unit and classroom learning. With a number of commercial based business on site, students gain real life experience of working within the horticultural industry.

Kildalton College offers students to study horticulture on a part time or full time basis. Those studying on a part time basis can build up credits to achieve a full certificate over a number of years.

Many of our graduates of horticulture have developed small enterprises such as specialised nurseries, niche food crop production or cut foliage production while others have set up their own landscaping businesses or are now working in the sportsturf industry. Our students at Kildalton College experience a vast amount of training inside the classroom and as well as learning practical techniques employed by the industry while working in the college horticulture units.

Whether you want to work in a laboratory, an arboretum or a golf course, those with green fingers can find a suitable outlet in horticulture.

FAQ regarding Horticulture courses at Kildalton College- Virtual Open Day 2020

Kildalton Horticulture


David Hannon - Teagasc Horticulture Student

Thinking of a career in horticulture? David Hannon is currently studying Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horticulture specialising in Sportsturf Management in Kildalton College. In this short clip hear why he chose this course and also how he is finding it.


Louise O'Toole - Teagasc Horticulture Student

Thinking of a career in horticulture? Louise O'Toole is currently studying Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horticulture specialising in Food Production in Kildalton College. In this short clip hear how she is finding the course and why she chose to study horticulture.


Paul Merrigan - Teagasc Horticulture Student

Thinking of a career in horticulture? Paul Merrigan is currently studying Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horticulture specialising in Nursery Production & Garden Centre. In this short clip hear why he is chose to study horticulture and how he is finding the course.


Eoin Kelly - Teagasc Horticulture Student

Thinking of a career in horticulture? Eoin Kelly is currently studying es: Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Horticulture in Kildalton College. In this short clip hear how he is finding the course and also why he chose to study in the Horticulture.