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Sinead Hickey,
Horticulture Student

I chose to study Horticulture as my father works in the business and I had an interest in this while growing up. I chose to study at ITB as I liked the way the course has a lot of choices and work placement. I really enjoyed the hard landscape construction week & the group project work in the courtyard garden at Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown. I would like to follow a career in plant propogation, either in nursery stock production or food production. It's such a versatile course and opens so many doors to follow as a career.

Shane Halpin

Shane Halpin,
Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

I chose this course as I liked how the course is varied covering all aspects of horticulture from the basics like 'soil science' and 'plant nutrition' to 'start and manage your own business' and industry placement.

The newly constructed horticulture facility is a great resource and has all industry standard equipment such as the new computer controlled irrigation system installed in 2016. In second year, we do work placement which is a fantastic opportunity to experience the commercial reality of life in the horticulture industry.

Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty, this is a very practical course that's not too difficult especially if you are interested in the subject.

Billy Fahy

Billy Fahey,
Horticulture Graduate

I had a garden at the Bloom Festival in the Phoenix Park as a designer, so that was great exposure. There was a national student competition Bord Bia were running, and the winner got a spot at Bloom and €5000 towards the garden design. I won the competition. The garden I designed is a small garden.