Adult Education


Portmarnock Community School Adult Education Programme:

Learn the fundamentals of growing plants (both edible and ornamental) successfully and of gardeninggetting the most out of your space, no matter how small. The course aims to introduce participants to the basics of growing plants successfully and to give them a good understanding of how  plants function and what they require to grow well. The sessions will be a mix of classroom based material with some practical elements, such as demonstrations of pruning and potting and will involve more practical demonstrations outdoors in our outdoor garden.

The course would suit people completely new to gardening as well as budding gardeners who are keen to expand their knowledge.

Term 2 Gardening (Practical workshops)     5 weeks           €60                              

Sat 6th 13th April, 11th,18th, 25th May      10am – 12pm

About the Tutor: Ms. Aisling O’ Donoghue      

Aisling has over thirty years experience in horticulture.  Having qualified in Commercial Horticulture, Aisling worked in a propagation and retail nursery for several years before returning to third level education in Trinity College to study French and History of Art & Architecture. After graduating, she spent a further four years in Trinity teaching seminars in history of architecture while researching medieval architecture.  She continued to work in horticulture part time during this period, including a stint in a large propagation nursery in the south of France.  Aisling subsequently returned to horticulture, working first as a garden centre manager and then as a group plant buyer for two garden centres.  She really enjoys sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm for growing plants with people.




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