Students use flowers from all over the world including Costa Rica, Columbia, Ecuador, and even Holland. Every Tuesday two students from Hort 339R design and build the Devotional Flowers for the podium. These students use the skills they have acquired during all of their floral design classes to use different elements, principles and styles to create a large and beautiful floral masterpiece. The Horticulture program started designing the devotional flowers back when Steven D. Bennion was President of Ricks College. Students would travel to the location of the devotional with all of their supplies just several hours before it started to begin creating the design. Many times students would have onlookers along with President Bennion that would be excited to watch the process of the floral design created. Next time when you go to devotional you can see and be proud of the creative talents and skills of your fellow students.
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.