5 Degree Programs
Horticulture encompasses a unique blend of science, art, technology, design and business. The Texas A&M Department of Horticultural Sciences offers two undergraduate and three graduate degrees that prepare students for a myriad of diverse professional opportunities.
13 Areas of Research Focus
Research programs in horticultural sciences span twelve broad areas from molecular plant physiology to international floriculture marketing to address real-world challenges, contributing to the growth and sustainability of the horticultural sector in Texas and beyond.
170+ Enrolled Students
Our mission is to prepare students for in-demand professions with a broad base of horticultural knowledge, to be able to deliver research-based knowledge about the ways horticulture improves our environment and serves as a source of personal enjoyment
Benz School of Floral Design
The Benz School of Floral Design and the M. Benz Gallery of Floral Art, located on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Founded by M. Buddy Benz, with the goal of teaching excellence in floral design, the Benz school curriculum is based on the solid foundations of classic elements and principles of design. Beginners, as well as professional designers will benefit from studies of the latest techniques and trends in floral design.
Since 1994, Aggie Horticulture has been your trusted source for digital resources based on years of testing and practice. Our teachers, scientists, and Extension specialists are proud to share our expertise to serve the students, producers, professionals and gardeners of Texas.
Texas Wine: Down to a science
Scientists and AgriLife Extension specialists in Horticultural Sciences are leading the Texas wine industry with “wine science” of viticulture and enology, fueling the Texas wine industry’s recent and rapid expansion.
Horticultural Sciences News
Anciso named to lead AgriLife Extension horticulture efforts
Juan Anciso ’83 ’84 ’89, Ph.D., spent the past 22 years as a “boots on the ground” problem solver for Texas commodity and vegetable crop producers in South Texas. He doesn’t expect that to change in his new role as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulture program leader and associate head of the Department of Horticultural Sciences.
Growing a dream into reality
When Joseph Johnson ’88 attended Texas A&M University as an undergraduate majoring in horticulture, the idea of a teaching garden on campus was just a dream for faculty and staff. After his graduation, he launched headfirst into a dynamic career managing public gardens and green spaces, giving him the unique expertise necessary to help make that teaching garden dream a reality.
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