Kati Robinson completed her internship at Lavish Gardens Landscape in Rocklin, CA from April-July 2015. Lavish Gardens specializes in designing, installing, and maintaining creative and elegant landscapes. Kati was able to experience taking site measurements, meeting with clients, becoming familiar with plants for that area, creating base maps, and using AutoCAD. She also manned a booth for the company at a Home & Garden Show. Of her time spent working in Rocklin, Kati said that it was an excellent learning opportunity and that it was great to apply her classroom knowledge to a real-world situation and to see how a landscape company works.
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.