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Horticulture Business

An emphasis in Horticulture provides students with knowledge and experience in the horticulture industry. Students’ experiences in the classroom and laboratory settings allow them to gain firsthand knowledge of the principles of horticulture. This emphasis is ideal for students with an interest in having an understanding of crop production, maintenance, and care.

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students in a greenhouse work room seeding trays
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student in bee suit working with hives
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Students working with compost smiling

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Tina Waliczek Cade
512-245-2130 tc10@txstate.edu


Examples of Course Work

  • Plant Materials for Outdoor Landscapes
  • Flowers and Plants for Interior Design
  • Turf Management
  • Greenhouse and Nursery Management
  • Plant Propagation
  • Landscape Design
  • Organic Gardening

Potential Careers

  • Landscape Designer and Manager
  • Nursery and Greenhouse Owner/Manager
  • Organic Farm Owner/Manager
  • Floral Shop Owner
  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Botanical Garden Manager
  • Horticultural Wholesaler/Wholesale Manager

Students in the outdoor classroom doing the TXST hand signs

Horticulture Club

Horticulture Club or Hortus Colere is a student-run organization open to all majors that are interested in furthering their knowledge of plants and the horticulture field.

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Pi Alpha Xi Honor Society

The Bobcat Horticulture program has a chapter of the Pi Alpha Xi national honor society for horticulture students. The organization began in 1923 as a way to unify students, educators and professional horticulturists.  To be eligible, students must be of junior or senior level and have a minimum GPA of 3.00. www.ashs.org/pax/

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Living Library

The gardens all around the Agriculture Building constitute the Bobcat Horticulture Living Library.  The Living Library gardens have been designed and maintained by students in the department.  The gardens are a collection of many of the plant materials that are included in both the Woody Plants and Herbaceous Plants class. The gardens also provide a peaceful and quiet place for students, faculty and staff to study, meet and relax between classes.  

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Educational Greenhouses

The Agricultural Greenhouse is used as an educational facility for hands-on student learning.This is a state-of-the-art facility that was completed in 2013.

The Agriculture Greenhouses are located at the intersection of North Street and Lindsey Street. There is street parking in the area.

Bobcat Blend

Undergraduate and graduate students are involved in helping to make Texas State University ’greener’ through the Bobcat Blend composting project.  Students collect food waste from multiple campus dining halls and incorporate the waste into a composting system.  Compost is eventually used into campus gardens.  Various graduate student research projects are centered around the compost project. 

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Bobcat Bloom

Students help to prepare, market, sell and deliver floral designs and greenhouse and nursery products for faculty, staff and students through the Bobcat Bloom program.  Students also help prepare floral products for on-campus events, and grow timed crops such as poinsettias, chrysanthemums, Easter lilies and kalanchoes to market on-campus.

The mailing list for Bobcat Bloom is by-request only. To be added to the mailing list, please email Dr. Tina Marie Cade and express your interest: tc10@txstate.edu