What is Public Horticulture?

The Center of Public Horticulture at University of Delaware defines public horticulture in the following way: Public horticulture is a profession; it is the art and science of cultivating plants in spaces for public use and enrichment. Places that practice public horticulture include:

Public gardens
Municipal parks and gardens
Museums with public landscapes
Nature centers
Zoological parks

These public horticulture institutions communicate the varied benefits of plants and landscapes to the visiting public in diverse ways. They strive to enhance the quality of life for the public through:

Plant display
Education and interpretation
Conservation and research

To learn more about the Center for Public Horticulture, discover career opportunities in the field, and for additional resources, please click on the link below to visit the Centerís Web site.

Center for Public Horticulture