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 September 21, 2018
Learn about our 2-year Fruit, Vegetable and Organic Horticulture Management certificate program in this video
Published on September 4, 2018
John Gove, a junior in the Department of Horticulture, earned the 2018 Future Organic Farmer Grant to support his education in organic agriculture
Published on August 23, 2018
Melissa Eggleston, a senior in the Department of Horticulture, earned the American Society for Horticultural Science Scholars Award
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
November 1, 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM Plant & Soil Sciences Headhouse and Conservatory (1066 Bogue Street)
The MSU Horticulture Gardens are largely self-funded. Help us grow by taking home some wonderful airplants, succulents and other houseplants!
December 7, 2018 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Come see our poinsettia tree and santa in this family-friendly event.