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Prepare for a career in plant propagation, production, marketing, or maintenance of fruits, vegetables, flowers, ornamental plants and turfgrass. Horticulture incorporates both science and aesthetics to prepare you for a variety of careers. 

What you’ll Study

Combine art and skill with science and technology for sustainable growing, distributing, and using plants, fruits, and vegetables. Gain hands-on experience in labs and courses in the greenhouse, as well as the K-State Gardens’ outdoor teaching laboratory. Take courses such as plant propagation, nursery management, concepts of floral design, basic turfgrass culture, and greenhouse operations management.

Curriculum guides:

Horticulture Production   |   Golf Course and Sports Turf Operations 

Landscape Horticulture   |   Horticultural Science



Landscape DesignerSales RepresentativeArborist
Environmental ManagementProduction HorticulturistGreenhouse Operator
Golf Course SuperintendentHorticulture ConsultantInterior Plantscaper
Technical RepresentativeSports Turf ManagementUrban Horticulturist
Groundskeeper Florist

Employers include: research facilities, residential and commercial lawn services, florist chains, floricultural operation companies, golf course, tree farms, garden centers, nursery facilities, and arbor companies.

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Related Student Organizations

Horticulture Club

Pi Alpha Xi

Willow Lake Farm Club

K-State Chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association (GCSAA)

Landscape Competition Team


Horticulture and Natural Resources
Kansas State University
2021 Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center
Manhattan, KS 66506