A Museum is defined as an institution dedicated to the culture, research, and exhibition of objects of lasting importance and value. We strive to uphold that standard, and it's not often you find a museum that allows you not only to touch the displays but also eat them. The Apple Orchard Museum was started in 1980, and has amassed over 400 trees containing 150 different varieties dating from the 1700s to present day genetics. The Museum is open to the public from dawn to dusk. We invite everybody and anybody to come see the many seasons of the orchard. There are so many varieties to choose from, you're bound to find your favorite. Apples are $.50/lb, and weighed at the Northwest entrance. We accept checks and I-Card, and you will need to bring your own bags and boxes. Come as a family or come as friends you'll always have a good time.
Our aim for the Department of Horticulture at Brigham Young University-Idaho 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 an 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 opportunitues.