Horticulture is the science and art of producing, improving, marketing, and using fruits, vegetables, flowers, and ornamental plants. It differs from botany and other plant sciences in that horticulture incorporates both science and aesthetics.
The art of cultivating and using high value plants to improve human life; while creating global solutions for sustainable, nutritious food sources and healthy, beautiful environments.
Horticulture is defined as that branch of agriculture concerned with growing plants:
- That are used by people for food.
- Used for medicinal purposes.
- Used for aesthetic gratification.
Types of Horticulture
Lifestyle and Amenity Horticulture
Floriculture primarily engaged in the production of ornamental plants and other nursery products, such as bulbs, florists’ greens, cut flowers, foliage, shrubbery, potted flowering plants, indoor houseplants, and vegetable seeds and plants. These types of plants may be grown under cover greenhouse, frame, cloth house, lath house or outdoors.
Olericulture and pomology
- Fresh Cut Flowers
- Ornamental Horticulture & Landscaping
- Ornamental Plants
- Floral Industry