Flying the Teagasc flag at a landscaping competition in Switzerland
Two Teagasc students, Eoighan Mountaine-Barry from the College of Amenity Horticulture, Botanic Gardens, and Niall O’Brien, Kildalton Horticultural College, will represent Teagasc in a landscaping competition at the Valais College in Switzerland this weekend.
Supported by Teagasc staff from both colleges, the Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horticulture students have designed and developed a garden, which they will build over the two days of the competition.
The competition forms part of the celebrations associated with the 50th anniversary of JardinSuisse Valais and the 100th anniversary of the Valais School of Agriculture. The objectives of the landscaping competition are to highlight the profession of landscape horticulturists to the public through the creation and construction of a garden. As part of the competition, Eoighan and Niall will also work and learn with students from European countries practicing the same profession. Teagasc wish both Eoighan and Niall all the best in the competition over the coming days.
Photo caption - pictured left to right are: Eoighan Mountaine-Barry and Niall O’Brien with Teagasc staff Ivan Donnelly, Kildalton Horticultural College, and Louise Jones, College of Amenity Horticulture, Botanic Gardens / Ashtown.