Greenmount Campus is the centre of all things green – that’s agricultural, horticultural and environmental providing an idyllic rural setting for your land-based studies.
The campus has excellent facilities for each discipline, with the main teaching rooms, conference facilities and Halls of Residence set in 18 hectares of mature and beautiful landscaped gardens and grounds. Horticulture facilities are among the best in the UK and have been developed for education, training, knowledge and technology transfer.
The 200 hectares around the campus provides Agriculture facilities for arable, dairying and lowland beef farming. We’ve recently built a state-of-the art Dairy Centre for 180 cows with a 32 point parlour. This unit will incorporate the newest technologies in comfort housing and cow handling, waste management and parlour systems.
The Hill Farm Centre comprises almost 1000 hectares of hill land, with 1,100 breeding ewes and 100 suckler cows and is managed in an environmentally sustainable manner to promote wildlife and protect habitats. Both farms are used by CAFRE technologists and advisers to demonstrate and promote the latest advances in agriculture and land use. Students get involved in these projects too.
We also have a constructed wetlands system, an artificial wetland which acts in a similar manner to the bio-filtration action of natural wetlands. There we channel waste water from the farm through a series of five ponds and at the end it is of good enough quality to release into a stream. Students use this site in their environmental science work
Greenmount Campus facilities – Agriculture
Greenmount Campus has a wide range of facilities which are used by students.
Greenmount Campus facilities – Horticulture
Greenmount Campus has a wide range of horticulture facilities which are used by students.
Greenmount Campus location
Greenmount is situated in beautiful countryside, just outside Antrim town and not far from Belfast.
Greenmount Campus history
Greenmount has a rich history and background/ The lands occupied by Greenmount Campus were at one time part of Muckamore Abbey, which was founded by St Colman Elo in 550 AD.