American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, flowers, or ornamental plants.
- n. The cultivation of a garden.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The cultivation of a garden; the art of cultivating or managing gardens. The ordinary productions of horticulture are generally classed under the three heads of fruits, flowers, and vegetables, which on a large scale are cultivated separately, but in small gardens are usually more or less combined.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The cultivation of a garden or orchard; the art of cultivating gardens or orchards.
- n. the cultivation of plants
- 17th century, from the Latin word hortus ("garden") + culture (on the model of agriculture). (Wiktionary)
- Latin hortus, garden; see gher-1 in Indo-European roots + (agri)culture. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Its director of horticulture is Gary Outenreath, former leader at Galveston's famous Moody Gardens.”
“Are there any expats involved in horticulture-related businesses, i.e. landscape design, nurseries, flower shops etc.”
“Challenged to use the word horticulture in a sentence, Parker, a literary figure known for her "instant wit and cruel humour," once quipped:”
“In Florida, for example, they become interested in horticulture, and in other parts of our country they make candles and perfume.”
“In that form of intensive agriculture to which is given the designation horticulture, there may be recognized several more or less distinct divisions, as fruit growing, market gardening, truck farming and floriculture.”
“If time and money are both lacking, and horticulture is not a hobby, divide what sum you are prepared to spend on your little garden in two.”
“After buying, planting then leaving behind shrubs in someone else's garden a couple of times, Bagehot long ago gave up on long-term horticulture, and now-given some outside space to play with-just about runs to a tub or two of lavender and the odd geranium.”
“Probably five hundred kinds have been, or are, in cultivation in the gardens of the few specialists who take an interest in Cactuses; but these are practically unknown in English horticulture.”
“On the other hand, some scientists are acquainted with botany and learned in horticulture.”
“Some twenty thousand nimble French souls, evidently of the best French quality, found a home there; made "waste sands about Berlin into pot-herb gardens"; and in the spiritual Brandenburg, too, did something of horticulture, which is still noticeable.”
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