Horticulture Training

Who can participate?

New Horizons Partnership has a range of horticulture training programmes aimed at addressing the growing demand for such training. Anyone with an interest in developing skills in horticulture should contact Nicola who will outline the range of programmes available.

All sites also offer training opportunities for learning disabled clients within an integrated setting. Where possible, disabled and non-disabled groups are given the opportunity to train together within a work setting. This commitment to integration with society for those with disabilities is one of the core principles behind the New Horizons Partnership.


Where does training take place?

Training takes place in Strabane and Derry. Staff from both sites are pictured below.

Johnny Mitchell manages the Strabane site (New Horizons Garden Centre) ...

Johnny Mitchell


... together with Iris Black, who delivers training to clients on site.
Iris Black

George Hawthorne manages the Ashbrook Londonderry site (Ashbrook Garden Centre).
George Hawthorne

Nicola Cummings provides training on both the Strabane and Londonderry sites.
Nicola Cummings

How do you get on a programme?

We have arrangements in place with many of the recognised training organisations (RTOs), some of which are listed below. We are also keen to facilitate any other referring organisation in the North West currently not availing of their services.


Alternatively, simply call (028) 7188 3114 and we will provide you with information on how to access horticulture training.

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