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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

Spring Plant Sale May 1-2
The UMN Hort Club will be holding their annual plant sale on May 1-2, 9am-5pm in a white tent at the corner of Gortner Ave. and Larpenteur Ave. Perennials, trees, shrubs, annuals, mycology club products, and more! See Facebook page or contact Hort Club President Emmi Klarer ( for more information.

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

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