Gardening – what we cover.

Classes follow the season and will have a strong practical element.As we know there are 4 seasons different challenges arise with each season.   Thursdays Thursday Gardening Class 2024Book here.

 Saturdays Book here. 

  • Propagation, seed sowing, cuttings
  • Growing fruit and vegetables
  • Ornamental plant selection.
  • Shrubs
  • Garden trees
  • Soil care
  • Composting
  • Nutrients
  • All about bulbs
  • Pruning
  • 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.

Venue – Book here.

Zoom location – Dalkey Garden School, Mornington, Saval Park Road, Dalkey A96D293.

A beautiful mature garden an ideal place to learn about gardening and horticulture.