Horticulture is a nice long word for "gardening." If you study horticulture, you learn about plant propagation, soil, fertilizer — everything that makes a good garden.

The word horticulture was coined in the late 17th century — when some serious gardens were being planned and executed in England — and is based on the Latin word for "garden," hortus, combined with the suffix -culture, mostly likely in the same way as the word agriculture.

Definitions of horticulture

n the cultivation of plants

landscape gardening, landscaping
working as a landscape gardener
market gardening
the growing of vegetables or flowers for market
floriculture, flower gardening
the cultivation of flowering plants
Type of:
agriculture, farming, husbandry
the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock

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