The definition of horticulture is the art or practice of gardening and cultivating plants and trees.(noun)
When you grow lilac bushes and orchids, this is an example of horticulture.
See horticulture in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L hortus, a garden (< IE base *ĝher-, to enclose > Gr chortos, farmyard, Welsh garth, fold) + cultura: see culture
See horticulture in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin hortus, garden; see gher-1 in Indo-European roots
Origin: + (agri)culture.
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