Origin of horticulturefrom Classical Latin hortus, a garden ( from Indo-European base an unverified form ?her-, to enclose from source Classical Greek chortos, farmyard, Welsh garth, fold) + cultura: see culture
The definition of horticulture is the art or practice of gardening and cultivating plants and trees.
When you grow lilac bushes and orchids, this is an example of horticulture.
the art or science of growing flowers, fruits, vegetables, and shrubs, esp. in gardens or orchards
- The science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, flowers, or ornamental plants.
- The cultivation of a garden.
Origin of horticultureLatin hortus garden ; see gher-1 in Indo-European roots. (agri)culture
- The treatment in horticulture of the peach and nectarine is the same in every respect.
- Farming, Horticulture, &c.The wealth of Egypt lay in its agriculture.
- In the depressions of the dunes and on' the geest grounds at their foot, small woods have been planted in places, and in this sheltered strip market-gardening and horticulture are practised.
- There are several industrial schools where agriculture, horticulture, carpentry, printing and other trades are taught.
- Ground orchids and tree orchids are well represented; Polystachya liberica, an epiphytic orchid with sprays of exquisite small flowers of purple and gold, might well be introduced into horticulture for its beauty.