Upcoming Events Winter 2016
INLA Expo for Nursery Management: Jan 19-22
Biennial California Ag Trip: Feb 8-13
Department Social: Feb 25th
Advanced Floral Exploration: March 12-19
Annual Bridal Show: March 26
California Spring Trials: April 6-17
Various class field trips: Spackman’s plant science, Dewey’s plant propagation and greenhouse operations
Potted Plants: Hort 461
This course teaches students about commercial production, harvesting, marketing, and scheduling of bedding plants and potted commercial crops. Students will develop grower and wholesaling skills in commercial crop production.
Flower Arranging: Hort 335
This course instruction focuses on the principles and elements of design as applied to the floral industry, care and handling of cut flowers, harvest and distribution of cut flowers, floral identification and nomenclature and the history of floral design. Labs will provide hands on training in techniques and design skills used in the floral industry today.
Advanced Landscape Design: Hort 430
In this course, students learn the artistic and functional design of landscapes by developing a personal philosophy of what the Design/Build contracting profession should be and how you can contribute to it.
Our aim at Brigham Young University-Idaho Horticulture Department is to nurture understanding of both the art and science of Horticulture. Students learn experimentally in the classroom, laboratory, greenhouse, and ten-acre Thomas E. Ricks demonstration garden as they pursue and Associates or Bachelors Degree. Using the medium of plants, students develop habits of hard work, enlightened minds, and healthy living that assist in gainful employment opportunities.
The Horticulture Program is a nationally recognized and accredited leader in horticulture education preparing students for expanding career opportunities in nurseries, garden centers, fl orist shops, fl oral wholesalers, plant brokers, landscape contractors, lawn service companies, interior plant companies, greenhouses, golf courses, parks, botanical gardens, landscape management, event planning, design build, plant production, plant breeding, horticulture sales and marketing, and horticulture supply companies.
The Department is a recognized leader in horticulture education preparing students for expanding career opportunities in nurseries, garden centers, florist's shops, floral wholesalers, plant brokers, landscape contractors, lawn service companies, interior-scape companies, greenhouses, golf courses, parks, botanical gardens, landscape management, event planning, design build, plant production, plant breeding, horticulture sales and marketing, and horticulture supply companies. Demand for graduates is strong and most students can choose from several job offers throughout the nation. Students who seek advanced degrees find opportunities in horticulture teaching, research, extension education, and government.
Bachelor of Science - Horticulture (695) is a 4 year Horticulture degree. Students can choose from three emphasis areas:
▪ Floral Design (695-16): provides training in retail and wholesale floral marketing, artistry of wedding and event flowers, and interpretive and competitive design.
▪ Design/Build/Maintain (695-14): emphasizes the design, installation and management of landscapes, including irrigation systems, plant maintenance, and bidding and estimating.
▪ Production (695-15): focuses on the retail/wholesale markets of nurseries, garden centers, cut flowers, vegetables, fruits and greenhouse operations.
Associate of Horticulture Management (354) is a two year Associate of Applied Science degree offering the basics of horticulture, including landscaping, plant propagation, and pest control.
Associate of Floral Design Management (353) is a two year Associate of Applied Science degree offering the basics of floral design, including weddings, event flowers and marketing.
Minor in Horticulture (204) - a minor is available for those not majoring in Horticulture.
*Courses which develop skills in home gardening, floral design, and landscape beautification are available to the general student body.
**Students, the new Degree Audits (replacing the Grad reports) may not be completely correct. Sometimes they read the wrong catalog year or simply don't have the correct requirements. Don't fret. Talk to your advisor or go to the academic advising center upstairs in the Benson building for help and to get the correct requirements you need.
Click here for a map of the Thomas E. Ricks Garden, the Apple Orchard Museum, Flower Center and the Horticulture Greenhouses/Plant Shop.