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 Seed Your Future, 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 May 20, 2019
Karim Maredia has been named a senior global scholar and the director of agriculture and natural resources international programs in the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Published on April 26, 2019
After graduating three years ago, Bethany Troy enjoys her job back on Michigan State's campus as a Perennial Garden Manager at our gardens.
Published on April 8, 2019
Tyler's lifelong passion for horticulture has helped him get involved in Student Horticulture Association, work on campus, and intern at Duke Gardens in North Carolina.
Featured in the News
Published on April 30, 2019 by New York Times
June 1, 2019 11:00AM - 2:00PM 1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI 48824
Enjoy a day of caching in the gardens
June 12, 2019 7:00PM - 8:30PM 1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI 48824
Teens will be reading stories to younger children - a magical time of fun and learning. Great for kids from 0 to 100!
June 19, 2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM 1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI 48824
This program is designed especially for young children, ages 0-4, to experience the wonders of gardening through stories and hands-on projects.