Welcome to the Department of Horticulture. The discipline of Horticulture is the science and art of the production, marketing, and use of high-value, intensively cultivated plants. For more information about this discipline, visit our infographic or our What is Horticulture page.
The Department's mission is to prepare our students for horticulture-related careers in science and business. This includes making new discoveries in the plant sciences; promoting the use of plants and food for improved human health and a safe environment; improving the characteristics, quality and availability of horticultural products; and strengthening the competitive position of the world's horticultural industries. Faculty members possess a diverse array of expertise - both interdisciplinary (e.g., breeding, genomics, development, physiology, metabolism, molecular biology, and sustainable production), and commodity based (e.g., fruits/pomology, vegetables, viticulture, floriculture, nursery crops, postharvest, design and landscape ecology, and marketing) - which they utilize in their research, teaching and outreach programs, at both the national and international levels.
Who will develop the science and technology to cultivate plants for human and environmental health? SPARTANS WILL.
Published on August 15, 2018
Since the introduction of GMO crops, consumers, policymakers and scientists alike have raised concerns over their potential negative effects on the environment.
Published on August 13, 2018
The American Society for Horticultural Science recognized Bridget Behe for her CANR teaching career at its 2018 conference in Washington, D.C.
Published on July 30, 2018
The MSU Horticulture Gardens have been at their current location on Bogue street, surrounding the Plant and Soil Sciences Building, for 25 years!
August 22, 2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM 1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI 48824
Join us in the 4-H Children's Garden for this partnership partnership with the East Lansing Public Library.
September 19, 2018 10:00AM - 11:00AM 1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI 48824
Join us in our 4-H Children's Garden for this monthly reading event
October 17, 2018 10:00AM - 11:00AM 1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI 48824
Join us in our 4-H Children's Garden for this monthly reading
December 7, 2018 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Come see our poinsettia tree and santa in this family-friendly event.