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What is Horticulture? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links OSU Department of Horticulture

What is Horticulture?

A student studying horticulture at OSU will be uniquely prepared to work in diverse fields of the plant sciences, ecological landscapes, sustainable food and farming systems, and pest biology and management. Depending on your focus, you'll gain experience managing turf, applying cutting-edge viticulture techniques, or selecting new varieties. Because issues in food and landscape production and management affect us all, horticulture students graduate with the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to make a difference in the natural world.

According to Google, horticulture is "the art or practice of garden cultivation and management."

Related Careers

Arborist Garden Center Manager Plant Pathologist
Athletic Field Manager Golf Course Designer Production Horticulturist
Botanical Garden Manager Green Roof Technology Specialist Promotions Manager
Buyer Greenhouse Manager Rehabilitation Programs Manager
Christmas Tree Farm Owner Grounds Keeper Researcher
City Park Ranger Horticulturist Retail Garden manager
Community Environmental Educator Horticulture Therapist Small Farm Owner
Community Garden Coordinator Interior Plant Grower Specialty Crop Production Manager
Consultant Irrigation Technician Technical Representative
Cooperative Extension Agent Landscaper Turf Manager
Crop Advisor Lawn & Garden Equipment Salesperson Urban Landscape Developer
Crop Production Overseer Nursery Manager Vegetable & Fruit Grower
Distributer Orchard Manager Vineyard Manager
Entomologist Organic & Sustainable Landscaper Viticulturist
Farm Worker Park Caretaker Weed Scientist
Field Scout Parks & Recreation Facility Manager Wine Maker
Floral Designer Parks Design & Maintenance Manager Winery Owner
Florist Plant Breeder Writer/Editor

Related Skills

Active Learning Skills Critical Thinking Skills
Analysis Skills Field-based Problem Solving Skills
Broad Knowledge Background Manual Labor Abilities
Communication Skills (Oral & Written) Teamwork Skills

Job & Internship Search Links

Disney - Sciences/Horticulture/Zoology Jobs

Jobs in Horticulture


Green Industry Jobs

Horticulture Jobs

Job Opportunities

Job Bank

Eco Jobs

Environmental Career Opportunities

Planetizen Jobs

Public Garden Career Center

Green Jobs

Career Possibilities

Jobs & Opportunities Noticeboard

Grow Careers

Horticulture Jobs UK

Career Planning Links

Why Choose Horticulture at Oregon State?

Occupational Outlook Handbook -  the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

Explore Careers in Life Sciences

Careers in Horticulture

LandLover Careers

Careers in Horticulture for Young People

Center for Public Horticulture

Professional Association Links

American Society for Horticultural Sciences

The Garden Conservancy

Alliance for Community Trees

American Public Gardens Alliance

International Society of Arboriculture

Miscellaneous Links

Horticulture - The Art & Science of Smart Gardening

Horticulture Week

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