|Field of Study:||Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Turf and Turfgrass Management
|Description:||This degree programme includes Horticulture, Sportsturf Management, Landscape Management and Social & Therapeutic Horticulture. Horticulture is the art and science of plant cultivation for human use. It is a topic that covers a vast and interesting range of modules, including all of the sciences, plant protection (pests and diseases), environmental studies, business, management and communications and of course growing plants.
Sportsturf Management focuses on the science behind developing and maintaining Ireland's golf courses, tennis courts, and football, rugby and other sports pitches. Nursery, Garden Centre and Ornamental Plant Production concentrates on the booming business of growing plants for housing developments, road construction and other projects. Social & Therapeutic Horticulture looks at the interaction between humans and plants and the use of horticulture to develop social capital and its use in therapy. This area would be of interest for those individuals who like working with people and plants.