Ornamental Horticulture prepares people for work with domesticate plants and plant materials used for decorative and recreational applications as well as prepares people to breed, grow, and utilize ornamental plant varieties for commercial and aesthetic purposes.
Ornamental Horticulture majors and degree programs generally include instruction in applicable plant science subjects, the environmental design and artistic aspects of horticultural product usage, and the management of horticultural operations.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Ornamental Horticulture (use the College Search feature and enter " Ornamental Horticulture " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Ornamental Horticulture?
Completing this major/degree program may lead to careers in plant breeding, landscape design, floral design, nursery production, education, landscape consulting and management, or marketing.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Ornamental Horticulture:
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
Publications/Magazines in Ornamental Horticulture: