Every year floral students from BYU-Idaho have the opportunity to go to Portland Oregon to work on the parade floats for the Portland Rose Parade. The girls got to work on 14 to 15 different parade floats using only natural mediums such as flowers, seeds, leaves and even vegetables. While there were there they also visited a Japanese garden as well as a Chinese and a couple rose gardens. They had lots of fun and worked hard to get the floats ready for the parade.
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.