The College of Amenity Horticulture in the National Botanic Gardens


The National Botanic Gardens were founded in 1795 by the Dublin Society (later renamed the Royal Dublin Society. The National Botanic Gardens are located in Glasnevin, Dublin, and participates in national and international initiatives for biodiversity, conservation, and sustainable development. It is Ireland’s seventh most popular visitor attraction, and the second most visited free attraction.

The College of Amenity Horticulture is located in The National Botanic Gardens grounds and provides students with a unique training opportunity. There is a strong tradition of training at the National Botanic Gardens dating back to 1812.

In 2014 Burns Construction Ltd completed works at The College of Amenity Horticulture site. These works included the installation of granite paving stones at the entrance area and walkways to the front of the building. The SURFASOLOGY product SurfaPore M was used to protect these valuable stones against stains and make them oil and water repellent.


Type of Job Protection of granite paving stones against stains, water, and oil
Products SurfaPore M
Main Contractors Burns Construction Limited
Contruction Completion 2014
Location Dublin, Ireland

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