Every spring when the blossoms start to bloom, our department invites students and residents to the Apple Blossom Festival. This year we invited all to have a picnic in the orchard and join in on the activities. There was bobbing for apples from the trees, rubbing leaves, creating a leaf print on paper with crayons, and an apple tree scavenger hunt. Everyone enjoyed the warm weather, the tasty popcorn, and cotton candy. All in all the festival was a success!
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.