Sowing Seeds

Gardening Classes 2020

 Thursdays  30 January 2020  10 – 1 pm run in blocks of 6  – one morning per week

Spring session        Thursday 30 January (2nd last day of winter)
for 6 weeks.

Midterm 20 February finishing up on March 12.

Spring/summer session   Thursday 2 April for 6 weeks.

Easter Holidays 16 & 23 April finishing up on Thursday 21 May.

Classroom and practical

All notes and materials provided.

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Gardening Classes  Thursdays.

First 6 week General Gardening class This course is suitable for all who are curious about their garden and environment. Those who want to enjoy more, understand why we succeed and why not. Understand how important what we do with and in our open spaces really matters to us all.

This course is suitable for all who are curious about their garden and environment. Those who want to enjoy more, understand why we succeed and why not. We can never blame ourselves if we didn’t know.

There will be a February mid-term break which will bring classes u to the week before St Patricks weekend.

After a break of 1 week, we will commence with another 6-week session including a break for Easter which will bring us up to mid-May.

Classes follow the season and will have a strong practical element. All notes and materials will be provided.

Subjects covered include

  • Propergation, seed sowing, cuttings
  • Growing fruit and vegetables
  • Ornamental plant selection.
  • Shrubs
  • Garden trees
  • Soil care
  • Composting
  • Nutrients
  • All about bulbs
  • Pruning
  • Lawn care
  • Garden invaders
  • Nature in the garden
  • Container Planting
  • Plant Supports

Who should come?

The course is ideally suited to interested amateurs or to anyone considering embarking on a career in horticulture or to those who are already working in the horticulture/gardening sector.

Whatever your ultimate goal, whether it is professional or purely for personal enjoyment. Enrolling is the perfect starting point for discovering the wonderful world of horticulture.

There are no formal assessments, students are encouraged to keep a learner record and complete small projects throughout the course.

We make learning easier! 

I believe that you should not have to spend time searching for answers from many different places and that learning is easier and more enjoyable if the course material is well-presented and comprehensive. A very pleasant learning experience is paramount. Following this belief,I have developed my own course notes and employ visual presentations and garden visits to complete an enjoyable learning experience. Own transport is required for garden visits. A reading list will be suggested but you will not need to buy any course books. The morning is split between a classroom situation and hands-on practice. Refreshments and all materials are included.

Course Tutor

The principal course tutor is Annmarie Bowring a qualified horticulturist and Garden Designer with many years of experience in horticulture and gardening. Annmarie is passionate about her garden and  is a monthly contributor on Ronan Johnston’s  program on Spirit Radio. She Is a gifted speaker which has allowed her to share her vision with gardening groups around the country.


The course takes place at Mornington, Saval Park Road, Dalkey A96D293.

A beautiful mature garden an ideal place to learn about gardening and horticulture. Facilities on site include outdoor practical learning spaces and heated potting shed. Refreshments are included… Ample free car parking is available.