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Science Week 2021 - The Wonder of Horticulture

Event Time 12.30pm
Venue Online webinar
Meet horticultural scientists from the wonderful National Botanic Gardens and Teagasc Horticultural research site in Ashtown, Dublin

The Wonder of Horticulture

We welcome you to meet horticultural scientists from the wonderful National Botanic Gardens and Teagasc Horticultural research site in Ashtown, Dublin.

You will hear from Darach Lupton in the National Botanic Gardens, who will share his knowledge from his interesting career working in Ireland and abroad in the field of botany.

You will also meet Colin Kelleher, who is a botanist in the National Herbarium. He will talk about the fascinating scientific work that goes on in the herbarium, which has a vast preserved collection of plants and seeds.

Catch up also with PhD student Sam Belton.

You will also meet Lael Walsh, who works in horticultural science in Teagasc Ashtown and will explain what scientific work is ongoing in food production research.

Teagasc and the Office of Public Works have a long history of collaboration in the National Botanic Gardens, where students get the opportunity to learn and train on the grounds and gain qualifications up to degree level that will allow them to follow careers in a wide area of work that will involve scientific research. We invite you to join us to find out the many many career options available to horticulture graduates.

This event is hosted by broadcaster Jonathan McCrea. We hope you will join us live on Zoom to explore the wonder of horticulture.

This event is aimed at those interested in a career in horticulture - from second-level students to an adult audience.

Find out more about Science Week here