What is horticulture?

  • (noun): The cultivation of plants.
    Synonyms: gardening


Horticulture is the science, technology and business involved in intensive plant cultivation for human use. It is practiced from the individual level in a garden up to the activities of a multinational corporation. It is very diverse in its activities, incorporating plants for food (fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, culinary herbs) and non-food crops (flowers, trees and shrubs, turf-grass, hops, grapes, medicinal herbs). It also includes related services in plant conservation, landscape restoration, landscape and garden design/construction/maintenance, horticultural therapy, and much more. This range of food, medicinal, environmental, and social products and services are all fundamental to developing and maintaining human health and well-being.

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Some articles on horticulture:

M. H. Marigowda
... Marigowda is also known as Father of Horticulture in India ... a horticultural expert, had dedicated his life for the development of the field of Horticulture, as it would help in uplifting farmers and provide healthy ... and taluk in the State, apart from measures to offer courses in horticulture at Lalbagh ...
Sir William Lawrence, 3rd Baronet - Horticulture
... Lawrence's chief interest, however, was horticulture, an interest he had inherited from his father and grandmother, both horticulturalists of note ...
Madame De Tessé - Horticulture
... to be sowed in the spring ... a delicious flower, but I suspect it must be planted in boxes kept in the house in the winter, the smell rewards the care ...
Southern Guilford High School - Southern Academy - Agriscience Strand
... The Agriscience program consists of studies in botany, horticulture, biotechnology and animal science ... Academy courses include agriscience applications, animal science I,II, horticulture I,II, agriscience advanced studies and horticulture landscape construction ...