- the cultivation of a garden, orchard, or nursery; the cultivation of flowers, fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants.
- the science and art of cultivating such plants.
Origin of horticulture
1670–80; < Latin hort(us) garden + (agr)iculture
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Examples from the Web for horticulture
We hired a guy called Patrick Cullina, who was at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, to run the horticulture and operations of the park.Summer Lovers
September 19, 2009
Whately was a man of hobbies, and horticulture was one of these.
Cincinnatus had to cut his connections, too, when he took to horticulture.Tony Butler
Charles James Lever
A lady, ignorant of horticulture, plants some flowers on her husband's grave.Criminal Man
Horticulture then is a name for an art that is both far-reaching and important.Agriculture for Beginners
Charles William Burkett
Also Mr. Brent's paper, 'Journal of Horticulture,' 1861, p. 76.
- the art or science of cultivating gardens
C17: from Latin hortus garden + culture, on the model of agriculture
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Word Origin and History for horticulture
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The science of cultivating garden plants.
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