Having graduated from University College Dublin with a major in Botany, I found that while I had a good understanding of plant science I knew very little about actual plant care. The RHS Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture at the DSH expanded my range of knowledge in a fun and informative way due to the extensive course material and topics covered during the year.
The teachers not only had a deep and thorough knowledge of plants but an obvious love for working with them which made learning in class very enjoyable. The practical classes in particular gave me a lot more confidence in my abilities and before I knew it I was applying my new found skills in propagation and plant care at home.
The passion for horticulture continuously demonstrated throughout the course by Carl and his team has encouraged me to continue following a career in botany and horticulture and helped me in completing a Masters at the Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh in Plant Biodiversity and Taxonomy. I would recommend this course to anyone with a love of plants and an interest in gardening.