It is now 2014 and a new semester has started. We hope you’re settling into your first week
quite nicely. We want to remind all of you about the Horticulture program’s website,
byuihorticulture.weebly.com. This website contains scholarship information and internship/job postings. The horticulture website also contains a blog that is updated frequently with articles about trips, companies, grad schools, and current industry information.We also want to remind you what the department has to offer. We have 5 greenhouses that you are welcome to visit anytime between 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. These greenhouses are a great place to relax and eat lunch, or even just a quiet place to study. If you need a plant to bring home or a floral arrangement for your table, we have everything you need. There is a garden center located in the greenhouses and a floral shop located in BEN 147. Both locations do their best to accommodate you and make sure you have everything you need, including the ability to charge to your I-card so that you can pay at your leisure. Our program has been accredited by national organizations and has ranked #1 in the last three years. We strive to go above and beyond with the opportunities and knowledge we provide. There is a long list of industry field trips that students go on as well as our numerous courses that teach the newest industry concepts. We have 7 acres of demonstration gardens, and 10 acres of apple trees and research plots.
Metus Topiaria, the Horticulture society, is looking for new committee members to help with
planning creative new events for this semester. Metus Topiaria was founded soon after the horticulture
program was formed, 28 years later we are still a great way for students to help apply what they learn in
the classroom in a fun and creative environment. If you have any questions please email Zak Noriega at
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.