The Garden School offers courses in horticulture and gardening and is an approved exam centre for Royal Horticultural Society Qualifications.
In their garden near Charlestown in Co Mayo a number of courses are offered. RHS Level 2 Cert in Horticulture and an autumn programme of one day courses including, Planning the Vegetable and Fruit garden on Saturday September 29. A new course called the Four Seasons Gardener Course is held one Saturday each month and is an ideal course for those wishing to improve their gardening knowledge.
There is also a free course for the unemployed starting in October, two days a week for 12 weeks called The New Growth Project, a charity initiative run by The Garden School.
The tutor for the courses is Ciarán Burke, a qualified horticulturist with over 20 years’ experience who writes gardening articles for a number of publications including The Irish Garden. Information on all the courses are on the website: www.thegardenschool.ie