6/11/2012 3:28:40 PM
First Year BSc Horticultural Students from the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) and staff were delighted to take part in the launch of the Court Yard Garden at the Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown on Tuesday June 5th.
Students worked for many weeks on the main internal courtyard of the hospital which had become very overgrown and unsightly but is now blooming thanks to their many weeks of hard work and fantastic designs which sees it transformed into a new garden. The plants and time were donated by ITB with the hospital paying for rest.
According to Ciarnad Ryan, ITB Horticulture Lecturer “ITB students found this provided them with real work experience in a challenging healthcare context and has been invaluable for the confidence and collaborative skills. Projects like this help to bring classroom theory to life and reinforces academic learning whilst improving class spirit.”