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Department of Horticultural Science

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Floriculture & Nursery ProductionOrganic Horticulture & Local FoodPlant biotechnologyPlant breeding and geneticsRestoring landscapesTurfgrass science

Welcome to Horticultural Science!

Plant propagation. Local food. Urban agriculture. Molecular biology. Winemaking.

Welcome to the home page for the Department of Horticultural Science at the University of Minnesota. Horticulture is the applied plant biology that encompasses the art and science of plant production. The discipline's range is broad, making it a home for a diverse array of people, projects and possibilities. Check out the links on the left side to learn more about the Department and ways you can study horticulture and earn a top-notch education. Better yet, stop in Alderman Hall—we would love to meet you!

Recent News

Full Time Summer Employment!
The flower breeding program is hiring 2-3 undergraduates for this summer to work on pyrethrum (chrysanthemum), gladiolus, and other ornamental crops. Greenhouse, field, and lab work would be done primarily on the St. Paul campus. If you are interested, please contact Professor Neil Anderson at to learn more about applying for these positions.

Check out Robert Mugaas' talk about plans for a new horticultural and natural resource learning landscape!

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